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29 Bible Verses about Eating

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Deuteronomy 8:16

and fed you in the desert with manna that neither you nor your ancestors had known, to humble and test you so that things go well with you later.

Genesis 2:16-17

The LORD God commanded the man: "You may freely eat from every tree of the garden, but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it."

1 Corinthians 11:20-22

When you gather in the same place, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For as you eat, each of you rushes to eat his own supper, and one person goes hungry while another gets drunk. You have homes in which to eat and drink, don't you? Or do you despise God's church and humiliate those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I will not praise you for this!

2 Thessalonians 3:7-10

For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you. We did not eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, with toil and labor we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you. It is not as though we did not have that right, but we wanted to give you an example to follow. read more.
While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat."

Nehemiah 5:1-2

Now the people along with their spouses complained loudly against their fellow Jews, because certain of them kept claiming, "Since we have so many sons and daughters, we must get some grain so we can eat and survive."

Psalm 22:26

The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him, "May you live forever!"

Proverbs 13:25

A righteous person eats to his heart's content, but the stomach of the wicked remains hungry.

Joel 2:26

You will have plenty to eat, and will be fully satisfied. You will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has performed wonders specifically for you. And my people will never be ashamed.

Colossians 2:16-17

Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a New Moon, or Sabbath days. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Messiah.

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Eating » Admonitions concerning eating

Luke 12:22

Then Jesus told his disciples, "That's why I'm telling you to stop worrying about your life what you will eat or about your body what you will wear,

Proverbs 23:1-2

Whenever you sit down to dine with a ruler, carefully think about what is before you. Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without raising any question about it on the grounds of conscience,

Psalm 141:4

Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.

Eating » Reclining on couches

Amos 6:4

lying on ivory beds, stretching out on your couches, eating lambs from the flock, and fattened calves from the stall,

Luke 7:37-38

There was a woman who was a notorious sinner in that city. When she learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's home, she took an alabaster jar of perfume and knelt at his feet behind him. She was crying and began to wash his feet with her tears and dry them with her hair. Then she kissed his feet over and over again, anointing them constantly with the perfume.

Amos 6:7

therefore you will be the first to go into exile, and the celebrations of those who are lounging will end."

John 13:25

Leaning forward on Jesus' chest, he asked him, "Lord, who is it?"

Eating » Favored guests served a double portion

Genesis 43:34

Joseph himself brought portions to them from his own table, except that he provided to Benjamin five times as much as he did for each of the others. So they feasted together and drank freely with Joseph.

Eating » The host acting as waiter

Genesis 18:8

Then he took curds, milk, and the calf that had been prepared, placed the food in front of them, and stood near them under the tree while they ate.

Eating » Ablutions before

Matthew 15:2

"Why do your disciples disregard the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands when they eat."

Eating » Sitting at table

Exodus 32:6

They got up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. Then the people sat down to eat and drink, and then they got up to play.

Eating » Table used in

Judges 1:7

Adoni-bezek used to brag, "Seventy kings without thumbs and big toes used to eat what was left under my table. God has repaid me for what I've done." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he later died there.

Plague » On the israelites » After » Eating » Quail

Numbers 11:33

But even as they were chewing the meat and before they had swallowed it, the LORD became very angry with the people and struck them with a disastrous plague.

Topics on Eating

Animals Eating

Exodus 22:5

"When a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed over or releases his livestock so that they graze in another man's field, he is to make restitution from the best of his field or vineyard.

Animals Eating People

Genesis 37:20

Come on! Let's kill him and toss him into one of the cisterns. Then we'll report that some wild animal devoured him and wait to see what becomes of his dreams!"

Birds Eating

Genesis 40:19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you."

Eating Before God

Exodus 12:4

If a household is too small for a lamb, then it and its closest neighbor are to obtain one based on the number of individuals dividing the lamb based on what each person can eat.

Eating Cattle

1 Kings 4:23

ten fattened oxen, 20 pasture-fed cattle, 100 sheep, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks, and domestic poultry.

Eating Christ's 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."

Eating Corpses

Genesis 40:19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you."

Eating Disorders

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

You know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God, don't you? You do not belong to yourselves,

Eating Drinking And Rejoicing

Deuteronomy 12:7

Then you and your household will eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice with all the works of your hand with which he blessed you.

Eating Meat

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food that I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, in order to keep my brother from stumbling.

People Eating

John 4:31

Meanwhile, the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, have something to eat."

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