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38 Bible Verses about Bread

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John 6:51

I'm the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he'll live forever. And the bread I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

Ezekiel 4:9

"Furthermore, you are to take some wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt, and mix them together in one container. Then you are to make bread from these grains sufficient to supply you through the time during which you'll be sleeping on your side. You are to eat it for 390 days.

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

Matthew 7:9

"There isn't a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there?

1 Corinthians 11:27

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks from the cup in an unworthy manner will be held responsible for the Lord's body and blood.

Luke 11:11

What father among you, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake instead of the fish?

Luke 22:19

Then he took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke it in pieces, and handed it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me."

Luke 11:5

Then he told them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, let me borrow three loaves of bread.

Luke 9:16

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and kept giving them to the disciples to pass on to the crowd.

John 6:31

Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, "He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go ahead and enjoy your meals as you eat. Drink your wine with a joyful attitude, because God already has approved your actions.

Joshua 9:12

Look at our bread: it was still warm when we took it from our houses as our food for our journey on the very day we set out to come to you. But now, look how it's dry and moldy.

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Spread your bread on the water after a while you will find it.

Matthew 15:26

He replied, "It's not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the puppies."

1 Corinthians 11:23

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you how the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread,

1 Kings 17:13

But Elijah told her, "You can stop being afraid. Go and do what you said, but first make me a muffin and bring it to me. Then make a meal for yourself and for your son,

1 Corinthians 11:24

gave thanks for it, and broke it in pieces, saying, "This is my body that is for you. Keep doing this in memory of me."

Deuteronomy 8:3

He humbled you, causing you to be hungry, yet he fed you with manna that neither you nor your ancestors had known, in order to teach you that human beings are not to live by food alone instead human beings are to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

Amos 8:11

"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

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Bread » Hallowed

Numbers 4:7

"They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and on top of it the dishes, pans, bowls, pitchers for drink offerings, and the bread of presence are to be on it continually.

Exodus 25:30

You are to put the bread of the Presence on the table before me continuously."

1 Samuel 21:6

So the priest gave him consecrated bread because no bread was there except the Bread of the Presence that had been removed from the LORD's presence and replaced with hot bread on the day it was taken away.

1 Chronicles 9:32

Some of their Kohathite relatives were responsible to prepare the rows of bread for each Sabbath.

Bread » General references to

2 Kings 4:42

Later on, a man arrived from Baal-shalishah, bringing the man of God some bread as a first fruit offering. He had 20 loaves of barley and ripe ears of corn in his sack. So Elisha said, "Give them to the people so they can eat."

1 Samuel 16:20

Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and one kid, and sent them to Saul along with his son David.

Genesis 18:5

I'll bring some food for you, and after that you may continue your journey, since you have come to visit your servant." So they replied, "Okay! Do what you've proposed."

Bread » Baking of

1 Samuel 28:24

Both his servants and the woman urged him, and so he listened to them. He got up off the ground and sat on the bed. The woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Exodus 16:23

and he told them, "This is what the LORD said: "Tomorrow is a Sabbath observance, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil, and put aside whatever remains to be kept for yourselves until morning.'"

Leviticus 2:4

"When you bring an offering that is, a grain offering baked in an oven it is to consist of fine flour baked into unleavened bread mixed with olive oil or of wafers made of unleavened bread and smeared with olive oil.

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

More verses: 1 Kings 19:6 Isaiah 44:15

Bread » How prepared » Kneaded

Hosea 7:4

All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.

1 Samuel 28:24

Both his servants and the woman urged him, and so he listened to them. He got up off the ground and sat on the bed. The woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Jeremiah 7:18

The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven, and they pour out liquid offerings to other gods in order to provoke me.

Exodus 8:3

The Nile will swarm with frogs. They'll come up and enter your house, your bedroom, your bed, and your servants' houses. They'll jump on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs.

Bread » Breaking of

Matthew 14:19

Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Acts 27:35

After he said this, he took some bread, thanked God in front of everyone, broke it, and began to eat.

Luke 24:30

While he was at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed it, broke it in pieces, and gave it to them.

Acts 20:11

Then he went back upstairs, broke bread, and ate. He talked with them for a long time, until dawn, and then left.

Bread » The principal food used by the ancients

Genesis 21:14

So early the next morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a leather bottle of water, gave them to Hagar, and placed them on her shoulder. He then sent her away, along with the child. She went off and roamed in the Beer-sheba wilderness.

Genesis 18:5

I'll bring some food for you, and after that you may continue your journey, since you have come to visit your servant." So they replied, "Okay! Do what you've proposed."

Genesis 27:17

Then she handed the delicious food and bread that she had prepared to her son Jacob,

Judges 19:5

On the fourth day, they got up early that morning, and the descendant of Levi got ready to leave. Then the young woman's father-in-law told him, "Fortify yourself by eating some food before you go."

Bread » Often given as a present

1 Samuel 25:18

Abigail quickly took 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, five measures of roasted grain, 100 bunches of raisins, and 200 fig cakes and loaded them on donkeys.

2 Samuel 16:12

Perhaps the LORD will take note of my troubles and return good to me instead of curses today!"

1 Chronicles 12:40

Their neighbors came from as far away as the territories of Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, bringing provisions loaded on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. They brought abundant provisions of meal, fig bars, raisins, wine, oil, oxen, and sheep, because there was joy in Israel.

Bread » Illustrative » (seeking of begging,) of extreme poverty

1 Samuel 2:36

Anyone who remains in your family will come and prostrate themselves before him for a small wage or a loaf of bread and will say, "Please put me in one of the priest's offices so I can eat a piece of bread."'"

Lamentations 1:11

All her people groaned as they searched for food. They traded their valuables in order to eat, to keep themselves alive. Look, LORD, and see how I have become dishonored.

Bread » Sacrificed

1 Samuel 2:36

Anyone who remains in your family will come and prostrate themselves before him for a small wage or a loaf of bread and will say, "Please put me in one of the priest's offices so I can eat a piece of bread."'"

Leviticus 21:6

They are to be holy to their God. They are not to defile the name of their God, because they're the ones who bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire the food of their God so they are to be holy.

Leviticus 21:8

Consecrate him, because he's the one who offers the food of your God. He is to be holy for you, because I, the LORD, the one who sanctifies you, am holy.

Leviticus 21:17

"Tell Aaron that whoever of your descendants throughout their generations has a bodily defect is not to approach to offer the food of his God.

Leviticus 21:21-22

None of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to approach to bring offerings of the LORD made by fire, since he has a defect. He is not to approach to offer the food of his God. However, he may eat the food of his God, including the most holy and the holy offerings,

Bread » How prepared » Made into loaves

1 Samuel 17:17

Jesse told his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain to your brothers, along with these ten loaves of bread, and quickly take them to your brothers in the camp.

1 Samuel 25:18

Abigail quickly took 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, five measures of roasted grain, 100 bunches of raisins, and 200 fig cakes and loaded them on donkeys.

1 Samuel 10:3

Then you'll go on further from there and come to the oak at Tabor. There three men going up to the LORD at Bethel will meet you. One will be herding three young goats, one will be carrying three loaves of bread, and one will be carrying a bottle of wine.

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

Mark 8:14

Now the disciples had forgotten to take any bread along, but they had one loaf with them in the boat.

Bread » How prepared » Baked in ovens

Hosea 7:4

All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.

Leviticus 2:4

"When you bring an offering that is, a grain offering baked in an oven it is to consist of fine flour baked into unleavened bread mixed with olive oil or of wafers made of unleavened bread and smeared with olive oil.

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Exodus 8:3

The Nile will swarm with frogs. They'll come up and enter your house, your bedroom, your bed, and your servants' houses. They'll jump on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs.

Leviticus 7:9

Every grain offering that's baked in the oven and everything that's prepared in a stew pan or in the frying pan belongs to the priest who offered it.

More verses: Leviticus 11:35

Bread » Staff of life

Ezekiel 14:13

"Son of Man, when a nation sins against me by a treacherous act, I'll reach out to oppose it, destroying its source of food, by sending famine against it, and by destroying both people and beast within it.

Ezekiel 5:16

I'll send arrows of severe famine in their direction, meant for destruction, which I'll shoot, intending to destroy them. I'll make you have more and more famines that will attack you, and I'll disrupt your source of food.

Ezekiel 4:16

He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!

Bread » Kinds of » Leavened (made with yeast)

Hosea 7:4

All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.

Leviticus 7:13

Along with the cakes of unleavened bread, he is to bring his thanksgiving offering with his peace offerings.

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from home as wave offerings made from two tenths of fine flour baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD.

Amos 4:5

While you're at it, present a thank offering with leaven, and publicize your freewill offerings, letting everyone hear about it, because this is what you really love to do, you Israelis," declares the Lord GOD.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: "The kingdom from heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

Bread » Often put for the whole sustenance of man

Genesis 39:6

Everything that he owned, he entrusted into Joseph's care. He never concerned himself about anything, except for the food he ate.

Bread » Kinds of » Bread of affliction

Isaiah 30:20

And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

1 Kings 22:27

Give him this order: "Place him in prison on survival rations of bread and water only until I come back safely.'"

Hosea 9:4

They won't present wine offerings to the LORD, nor will they please him. Their sacrifices will seem like food for mourners everyone who eats them will become unclean; none of them will enter the Temple of the LORD.

Bread » Scarceness of, sent as a punishment

Ezekiel 5:16

I'll send arrows of severe famine in their direction, meant for destruction, which I'll shoot, intending to destroy them. I'll make you have more and more famines that will attack you, and I'll disrupt your source of food.

Psalm 105:16

He declared a famine on the land; destroying the entire food supply.

Isaiah 3:1

"Note this! The Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies is taking away from Jerusalem and Judah everything that your society needs all food supplies and all water supplies,

Bread » Was kneaded

Hosea 7:4

All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Jeremiah 7:18

The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven, and they pour out liquid offerings to other gods in order to provoke me.

Bread » Illustrative » (when broken,) of the death of Christ

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

1 Corinthians 11:23-24

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you how the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread, gave thanks for it, and broke it in pieces, saying, "This is my body that is for you. Keep doing this in memory of me."

Bread » Kinds of » Unleavened (made without yeast)

1 Samuel 28:24

Both his servants and the woman urged him, and so he listened to them. He got up off the ground and sat on the bed. The woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Exodus 29:2

unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, which you are to make from fine wheat flour.

Genesis 19:3

But Lot kept urging them strongly, so they turned aside and entered his house. He prepared a festival and baked unleavened flat bread for them, and they ate.

Judges 6:19

Then Gideon went and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from an ephah of flour. He put the meat in a basket and poured the broth into a pot, and brought them to the angel right under the oak tree. Then he made his offering.

Bread » Multitudes miraculously fed by Christ with

Matthew 14:19-21

Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. All of them ate and were filled. Then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. Now those who had eaten were about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

Matthew 15:34-37

Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." Ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks. Then he broke them in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. read more.
All of them ate until they were filled, then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces seven baskets full.

Bread » Made of wheat flour

1 Kings 5:11

In return, Solomon paid Hiram 20,000 kors of wheat as food for his household, and 20 kors of beaten oil. Solomon provided this amount every year during the construction.

Exodus 29:2

unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, which you are to make from fine wheat flour.

1 Kings 4:22

Solomon's daily provisions were 30 kors of fine flour, 60 kors of meal,

Psalm 81:16

But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock. A Psalm of Asaph

Bread » Symbolical » Of the body of Christ

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

1 Corinthians 11:23-24

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you how the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread, gave thanks for it, and broke it in pieces, saying, "This is my body that is for you. Keep doing this in memory of me."

Bread » Sometimes unleavened

Exodus 12:18

In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day of the month until the evening of the twenty-first day of the month, you are to eat unleavened bread.

1 Corinthians 5:8

So let's keep celebrating the festival, neither with old yeast nor with yeast that is evil and wicked, but with yeast-free bread that is both sincere and true.

Bread » Broken for use

Matthew 14:19

Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Lamentations 4:4

The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.

Bread » Illustrative » (partaking of,) of communion of saints

1 Corinthians 10:17

Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body, because all of us eat from the same loaf.

Bread » Usually leavened

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from home as wave offerings made from two tenths of fine flour baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: "The kingdom from heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

Bread » How prepared » On coals

1 Kings 19:6

So he looked around, and there near his head was a muffin sitting on top of some heated stones, along with a jar of water. Elijah ate and drank and then lay down again.

Isaiah 44:19

No one stops to think. No one has the knowledge or understanding to think yes to think! "Half of it I burned in the fire. I even baked bread on its coals, and I roasted meat and ate it. And am I about to make detestable things from what is left? Am I about to bow down to blocks of wood?"

John 21:9

When they arrived at the shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish lying on it, and some bread.

Bread » Figurative

1 Corinthians 10:17

Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body, because all of us eat from the same loaf.

Isaiah 55:2

Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in rich food.

Bread » In times of scarcity, sold by weight

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Ezekiel 4:16

He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!

Bread » Was formed into » Cakes

2 Samuel 6:19

and distributed to all the people the entire multitude of Israel, including both men and women a cake made of bread, one made of dates, and one made of raisins to each one. Then all the people left, each headed for home.

1 Kings 17:13

But Elijah told her, "You can stop being afraid. Go and do what you said, but first make me a muffin and bring it to me. Then make a meal for yourself and for your son,

Bread » Was baked » In ovens

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Hosea 7:4-7

All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened. "On the king's festival day the princes got drunk from wine, so the king joined the mockers. For they have stirred up themselves like an oven as they lie in ambush. Their baker sleeps through the night; in the morning, the oven will be blazing like a fire. read more.
They all burn like an oven; they have consumed their judges; all their kings have fallen not even one of them calls on me.

Bread » Made by women

1 Samuel 8:13

He will take your daughters for perfumers, cooks, and bakers.

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Jeremiah 7:18

The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven, and they pour out liquid offerings to other gods in order to provoke me.

Bread » Sacred, called hallowed bread

1 Samuel 21:6

So the priest gave him consecrated bread because no bread was there except the Bread of the Presence that had been removed from the LORD's presence and replaced with hot bread on the day it was taken away.

1 Samuel 21:4

The priest answered David: "There is no ordinary bread available; only consecrated bread, provided that the young men have kept themselves from women."

Bread » Making of, a trade

Jeremiah 37:21

So King Zedekiah gave the order, and they assigned Jeremiah to the courtyard of the guard. Each day they gave him a loaf of bread from the bakers' street until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

Genesis 40:2

Pharaoh was so angry with his two officers his senior security advisor and his head chef

Bread » Publicly sold

Matthew 14:15

When evening had come, the disciples went to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and it's already late. Send the crowds away so that they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves."

Matthew 15:33

The disciples asked him, "Where in the wilderness are we to get enough bread to feed such a crowd?"

Bread » Kept in baskets

Genesis 40:16

When the head chef heard that the interpretation was good, he told Joseph, "I was also in my dream. All of a sudden, there were three baskets with white bread stacked on top of my head.

Exodus 29:32

Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram along with the bread that is in the basket at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting.

Bread » Was formed into » Wafers

Exodus 16:31

The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.

Exodus 29:23

and one loaf of bread, one cake of bread mixed with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is in the LORD's presence.

Bread » Illustrative » (want of,) of extreme poverty

Proverbs 12:9

It's better to be unimportant, yet have a servant, than to pretend to be important, but lack food.

Isaiah 3:7

"But at that time, he'll protest! He'll say, "I won't be your healer. I have neither food nor clothing in my house! You're not going to make me a leader of the people!'

Bread » Crumb of, used to wipe the fingers, thrown under the table

Luke 16:21

He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores.

Matthew 15:27

She said, "Yes, Lord. But even the puppies eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' tables."

Bread » Offered with sacrifices

Exodus 29:2

unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, which you are to make from fine wheat flour.

Exodus 29:23

and one loaf of bread, one cake of bread mixed with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is in the LORD's presence.

Bread » Made of » Wheat

Exodus 29:2

unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, which you are to make from fine wheat flour.

Psalm 81:16

But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock. A Psalm of Asaph

Bread » Was baked » On coals of fire

Isaiah 44:19

No one stops to think. No one has the knowledge or understanding to think yes to think! "Half of it I burned in the fire. I even baked bread on its coals, and I roasted meat and ate it. And am I about to make detestable things from what is left? Am I about to bow down to blocks of wood?"

John 21:9

When they arrived at the shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish lying on it, and some bread.

Bread » When old, dry and mouldy

Joshua 9:5

worn-out, patched sandals for their feet, and worn-out clothes. All of their food was dried out and covered in mold.

Joshua 9:12

Look at our bread: it was still warm when we took it from our houses as our food for our journey on the very day we set out to come to you. But now, look how it's dry and moldy.

Bread » Yielded by the earth

Job 28:5

"While the ground produces food, underneath it is torn up and burning hot,

Isaiah 55:10

"For just as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, yielding seed for the sower and bread for eating,

Bread » Given by God

Ruth 1:6

She and her daughters-in-law prepared to return from the country of Moab, because she had heard while living there how the LORD had come to the aid of his people, giving them relief.

Bread » Made of » Barley

Judges 7:13

Gideon arrived just as a soldier was talking to a friend about a dream. "Look!" he was saying. "I had a dream that went like this: A loaf of barley bread rolled into the Midianite encampment, came to a tent, and collided with it. The loaf of bread fell down, turned upside down, and the tent collapsed!"

Bread » Called the staff of life

Ezekiel 14:13

"Son of Man, when a nation sins against me by a treacherous act, I'll reach out to oppose it, destroying its source of food, by sending famine against it, and by destroying both people and beast within it.

Ezekiel 5:16

I'll send arrows of severe famine in their direction, meant for destruction, which I'll shoot, intending to destroy them. I'll make you have more and more famines that will attack you, and I'll disrupt your source of food.

Ezekiel 4:16

He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!

Bread » How prepared » In pans

Leviticus 2:5

"If your grain offering has been prepared on a griddle, then it is to consist of fine flour mixed with olive oil.

Leviticus 2:7

"When your grain offering has been prepared in a stew pan, it is to consist of fine flour mixed with olive oil.

2 Samuel 13:6-9

So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. When the king came to visit him, Amnon asked the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make some of her bread especially for me, so she can feed it to me personally." So David sent for Tamar back at the palace, telling her, "Please go to your brother Amnon's home and prepare some food for him." Tamar went to her brother Amnon's home, where he was lying down. She brought along some dough, kneaded it, prepared some cakes especially for him, baked them, read more.
and emptied the baking skillet just for him, but he refused to eat.

Bread » How prepared » Cakes

1 Kings 17:12

"As the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have so much as a muffin, just a handful of flour in a bowl and some oil left in a bottle. Now I'm going to find some sticks so I can cook a last meal for my son and for me. Then we're going to eat it and die."

2 Samuel 6:19

and distributed to all the people the entire multitude of Israel, including both men and women a cake made of bread, one made of dates, and one made of raisins to each one. Then all the people left, each headed for home.

Bread » Traffic in

Jeremiah 37:21

So King Zedekiah gave the order, and they assigned Jeremiah to the courtyard of the guard. Each day they gave him a loaf of bread from the bakers' street until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

Mark 6:37

But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." They asked him, "Should we go and buy 200 denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?"

Bread » First fruit of, offered to God

Numbers 15:19-20

when you have eaten some of the bread that the land produces, you are to offer a raised offering to the LORD. You are to offer a cake made from the first of your bread dough as a raised offering to the LORD. Offer it as a raised offering right off your threshing floor.

Bread » Served round after funerals

Ezekiel 24:17-22

You are to weep in silence, but you are not to participate in mourning rituals. You are to keep your turban on your head and your sandals on your feet. You are not to cover your mouth or eat what your comforters bring to you." So I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died that evening. The next morning, I did as I had been commanded. Then the people told me, "Are you going to explain what these things that you're doing should mean to us?" read more.
So I responded, "This message came to me from the LORD: "Tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: "Look! I'm about to profane my sanctuary, the source of your proud strength, the desire of your eyes, and the object of your affection. Your sons and daughters, whom you've left behind, will die by the sword. That's why you will soon be doing what I've just done. You are not to cover your mouth or eat what your comforters bring to you.

Bread » Was formed into » Loaves

1 Samuel 10:3-4

Then you'll go on further from there and come to the oak at Tabor. There three men going up to the LORD at Bethel will meet you. One will be herding three young goats, one will be carrying three loaves of bread, and one will be carrying a bottle of wine. They'll greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you're to accept from them.

Bread » Illustrative » (eating without scarceness,) of plenty

Deuteronomy 8:9

a land without scarcity. You'll eat food in it and lack nothing. It's a land where its rocks are iron and you can dig copper from its mountains."

Bread » How prepared » Wafers

Exodus 29:23

and one loaf of bread, one cake of bread mixed with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is in the LORD's presence.

Exodus 16:21

Every morning they gathered it, according to what each needed to eat; and when the sun became hot, it melted.

Bread » By idolaters

Jeremiah 7:18

The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven, and they pour out liquid offerings to other gods in order to provoke me.

Jeremiah 44:19

Indeed, we are going to continue offering sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out liquid offerings to her. And do you think we have made cakes to represent her or poured out liquid offerings for her without our husbands' approval?"

Bread » Illustrative » (of deceit,) of unlawful gain

Bread » Illustrative » (of idleness,) of sloth

Bread » Plenty of, promised to the obedient

Leviticus 26:5

Threshing will extend to the time of vintage and the vintage will extend to the time of sowing, so that you'll eat your bread to your satisfaction and live securely in your land.

Bread » Illustrative » (of wickedness,) of oppression

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and they drink the wine of violence.

Bread » Illustrative » (fulness of,) of abundance

Bread » With water, the food of prisons

1 Kings 22:27

Give him this order: "Place him in prison on survival rations of bread and water only until I come back safely.'"

Bread » Ordinary, called common bread

1 Samuel 21:4

The priest answered David: "There is no ordinary bread available; only consecrated bread, provided that the young men have kept themselves from women."

Bread » Illustrative » (of adversity,) of heavy affliction

Isaiah 30:20

And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

Bread » Illustrative » Of Christ

John 6:33-35

The bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they told him, "Sir, give us this bread all the time." Jesus told them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never become hungry, and whoever believes in me will never become thirsty.

Bread » Was baked » On hearths

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Bread » Made of » Manna (in the wilderness)

Numbers 11:8

People would go out to gather it, then they would grind it in mills or pound it in mortars, and then they would boil it in pots or make cakes out of it that tasted like butter cakes.

Bread » Placed on table of shew bread

Exodus 25:30

You are to put the bread of the Presence on the table before me continuously."

Bread » Nutritious and strengthening

Bread » Troughs used for kneading

Exodus 12:34

So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls wrapped up in their cloaks on their shoulders.

Bread » Corn ground for making

Isaiah 28:28

It must be ground; one cannot keep threshing it forever. Even if he drives his cart and horses over it, he cannot crush it.

Bread » How prepared » On coals of dung

Ezekiel 4:12

You are to eat it as barley cakes and bake it right in front of them, using dried human dung for cooking fuel."

Ezekiel 4:15

"Okay," he responded. "I'll allow you to substitute cow's dung for human dung. Cook your food over that."

Bread » Figurative » Christ

John 6:32-35

Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. The bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they told him, "Sir, give us this bread all the time." read more.
Jesus told them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never become hungry, and whoever believes in me will never become thirsty.

Bread » Made of » Beans, millet, &c

Ezekiel 4:9

"Furthermore, you are to take some wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt, and mix them together in one container. Then you are to make bread from these grains sufficient to supply you through the time during which you'll be sleeping on your side. You are to eat it for 390 days.

Bread » Illustrative » (of tears,) of sorrow

Psalm 80:5

You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.

Bread » How prepared » Mixed with oil

Exodus 29:2

unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, which you are to make from fine wheat flour.

Exodus 29:23

and one loaf of bread, one cake of bread mixed with oil, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is in the LORD's presence.

Bread » Meal

1 Kings 17:12

"As the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have so much as a muffin, just a handful of flour in a bowl and some oil left in a bottle. Now I'm going to find some sticks so I can cook a last meal for my son and for me. Then we're going to eat it and die."

Bread » How prepared » Cracknels

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

Bread » How prepared » Honey

Exodus 16:31

The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.

Bread » How prepared » On hearths

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Bread » Made by men

Genesis 40:2

Pharaoh was so angry with his two officers his senior security advisor and his head chef

Bread » Barley

Judges 7:13

Gideon arrived just as a soldier was talking to a friend about a dream. "Look!" he was saying. "I had a dream that went like this: A loaf of barley bread rolled into the Midianite encampment, came to a tent, and collided with it. The loaf of bread fell down, turned upside down, and the tent collapsed!"

Bread » Manna

Numbers 11:8

People would go out to gather it, then they would grind it in mills or pound it in mortars, and then they would boil it in pots or make cakes out of it that tasted like butter cakes.

the Diet of the jews » Articles used for » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

Jesse told his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain to your brothers, along with these ten loaves of bread, and quickly take them to your brothers in the camp.

Genesis 18:5

I'll bring some food for you, and after that you may continue your journey, since you have come to visit your servant." So they replied, "Okay! Do what you've proposed."

Food » List of articles » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

Jesse told his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain to your brothers, along with these ten loaves of bread, and quickly take them to your brothers in the camp.

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Exodus 13:6

You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the LORD.

John 6:7

Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread isn't enough for each of them to have a little."

Food » Articles of » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

Jesse told his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain to your brothers, along with these ten loaves of bread, and quickly take them to your brothers in the camp.

Genesis 18:5

I'll bring some food for you, and after that you may continue your journey, since you have come to visit your servant." So they replied, "Okay! Do what you've proposed."

Symbols and similitudes » Bread

Matthew 26:26

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

Mark 14:22

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to them, saying, "Take some. This is my body."

Luke 22:19

Then he took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke it in pieces, and handed it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me."

Victuals » List of articles » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

Jesse told his son David, "Take this ephah of roasted grain to your brothers, along with these ten loaves of bread, and quickly take them to your brothers in the camp.

Genesis 18:6

Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah, "Quick! Take three measures of the best flour, knead it, and make some flat bread."

Exodus 13:6

You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the LORD.

John 6:7

Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread isn't enough for each of them to have a little."

Topics on Bread

Baking Bread

2;12;39

They baked the dough that they brought out of Egypt into thin cakes of unleavened bread. It had not been leavened because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.

Bread, As Food

40;6;11

Give us today our daily bread,

Bread, Figurative Of

23;30;20

And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

Bread, Kinds Of

2;12;39

They baked the dough that they brought out of Egypt into thin cakes of unleavened bread. It had not been leavened because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.

Breaking Of Bread

40;26;26

While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and handed it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

Consecrated Bread

58;9;2

For a tent was set up, and in the first part were the lamp stand, the table, and the bread of the Presence. This was called the Holy Place.

Feast Of Unleavened Bread

2;12;15-20

You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day be sure to remove all the leaven from your houses, because any person who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh will be cut off from Israel.

Unleavened Bread

2;12;39

They baked the dough that they brought out of Egypt into thin cakes of unleavened bread. It had not been leavened because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.

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