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29 Bible Verses about Eating

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Deuteronomy 8:16

He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end He might cause you to prosper.

Genesis 2:16-17

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”

1 Corinthians 11:20-22

Therefore, when you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s Supper. For at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk! Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!

2 Thessalonians 3:7-10

For you yourselves know how you must imitate us: We were not irresponsible among you; we did not eat anyone’s food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you. It is not that we don’t have the right to support, but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us. read more.
In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.”

Nehemiah 5:1-2

There was a widespread outcry from the people and their wives against their Jewish countrymen. Some were saying, “We, our sons, and our daughters are numerous. Let us get grain so that we can eat and live.”

Psalm 22:26

The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise Him.
May your hearts live forever!

Proverbs 13:25

A righteous man eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty.

Joel 2:26

You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied.
You will praise the name of Yahweh your God,
who has dealt wondrously with you.
My people will never again be put to shame.

Colossians 2:16-17

Therefore, don’t let anyone judge you in regard to food and drink or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is the Messiah.

From Thematic Bible


Eating » Admonitions concerning eating

Luke 12:22

Then He said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you, and stick a knife in your throat if you have a big appetite;

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake,

Psalm 141:4

Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing
or perform wicked acts
with men who commit sin.
Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

Eating » Reclining on couches

Amos 6:4

They lie on beds inlaid with ivory,
sprawled out on their couches,
and dine on lambs from the flock
and calves from the stall.

Luke 7:37-38

And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house. She brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil.

Amos 6:7

Therefore, they will now go into exile
as the first of the captives,
and the feasting of those who sprawl out
will come to an end.

John 13:25

So he leaned back against Jesus and asked Him, “Lord, who is it?”

Eating » Favored guests served a double portion

Genesis 43:34

Portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, and Benjamin’s portion was five times larger than any of theirs. They drank, and they got intoxicated with Joseph.

Eating » The host acting as waiter

Genesis 18:8

Then Abraham took curds and milk, and the calf that he had prepared, and set them before the men. He served them as they ate under the tree.

Eating » Ablutions before

Matthew 15:2

“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat!”

Eating » Sitting at table

Exodus 32:6

Early the next morning they arose, offered burnt offerings, and presented fellowship offerings. The people sat down to eat and drink, then got up to play.

Eating » Table used in

Judges 1:7

Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to pick up scraps under my table. God has repaid me for what I have done.” They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

Plague » On the israelites » After » Eating » Quail

Numbers 11:33

While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the Lord’s anger burned against the people, and the Lord struck them with a very severe plague.

Topics on Eating

Animals Eating

2;22;5

“When a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed in, and then allows his animals to go and graze in someone else’s field, he must repay with the best of his own field or vineyard.

Animals Eating People

1;37;20

Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we’ll see what becomes of his dreams!”

Birds Eating

1;40;19

In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from off you—and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body.”

Eating And Drinking

21;3;13

It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.

Eating Before God

2;12;4

If the household is too small for a whole animal, that person and the neighbor nearest his house are to select one based on the combined number of people; you should apportion the animal according to what each person will eat.

Eating Cattle

11;4;23

10 fattened oxen, 20 range oxen, and 100 sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and pen-fed poultry,

Eating Christ's Body

41;14;22

As they were eating, He took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.”

Eating Corpses

1;40;19

In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from off you—and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body.”

Eating Drinking And Rejoicing

5;12;7

You will eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your household in everything you do, because the Lord your God has blessed you.

Eating Forbidden Food

1;2;17

but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”

Eating Meat

46;8;13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won’t cause my brother to fall.

Eating With Mouths

19;81;10

I am Yahweh your God,
who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Eating, Metaphorical Use

43;6;50

This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that anyone may eat of it and not die.

People Eating

43;4;31

In the meantime the disciples kept urging Him, “Rabbi, eat something.”

Pots For Cooking And Eating

5;28;5

Your basket and kneading bowl will be blessed.

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