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29 Bible Verses about Eating

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Deuteronomy 8:16

the one {feeding you} manna in the desert, [food] that your ancestors did not know, in order to humble you and in order to test you [so that he could] do good to you {in the future}.

Genesis 2:16-17

And Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "From every tree of the garden {you may freely eat}, but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day {that you eat} from it {you shall surely die}."

1 Corinthians 11:20-22

Therefore, [when] you come together in the same [place], it is not to eat the Lord's supper. For [when you] eat [it], each one of you goes ahead to take his own supper, and one is hungry and another is drunk. For do you not have houses for eating and drinking? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who do not have [anything]? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise [you]!

2 Thessalonians 3:7-10

For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us, that we did not behave irresponsibly among you, nor did we eat bread from anyone without paying, but with toil and labor, [we were] working night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you, not that we do not have the right, but so that we may give ourselves [as] an example to you, so that [you] may imitate us.read more.
For even when we were with you, we used to command this to you: that if anyone does not want to work, neither should he eat.

Nehemiah 5:1-2

Now there was a great cry of distress of the people and of their wives [against] their Jewish brothers. There were those who were saying, "Our sons and daughters, we are many. We must get grain so that we may eat and live."

Deuteronomy 4:28

And you will there serve gods {made by human hands}, [of] wood and stone, [gods] that cannot see and cannot hear and cannot eat and cannot smell.

Psalm 22:26

[The] afflicted will eat and will be satisfied. Those who seek him will praise Yahweh. May your heart live forever.

Proverbs 13:25

The righteous eats to satisfy his life, but the belly of the wicked will lack.

Joel 2:26

And you will eat abundantly and be satisfied, and praise the name of Yahweh your God, who has dealt with you {wondrously}. My people {will never be ashamed}.

Colossians 2:16-17

Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating or drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath, which are a shadow of what is to come, but the reality [is] Christ.

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Eating » Admonitions concerning eating

Luke 12:22

And he said to his disciples, "For this [reason] I tell you, do not be anxious for [your] life, what you will eat, or for [your] body, what you will wear.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit to eat with a ruler, you shall surely observe what [is] before you, and you shall put a knife to 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 the sake of the conscience,

Psalm 141:4

Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked deeds with men [who] do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Eating » Reclining on couches

Amos 6:4

[Alas for] those who lie on beds of ivory and lounge on their couches, and those eating young rams from [the] sheep and goats, and bull-calves from the middle of [the] animal stall.

Luke 7:37-38

And behold, a woman in the town who was a sinner, [when she] learned that he was dining in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of perfumed oil, and standing behind [him] at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with [her] tears and was wiping [them] with the hair of her head and was kissing his feet and anointing [them] with the perfumed oil.

Amos 6:7

Therefore, they shall now go into exile at the head of the exiles and the feast of lounging shall pass away.

John 13:25

He leaned back accordingly against Jesus' chest [and] said to him, "Lord, who is it?"

Eating » Favored guests served a double portion

Genesis 43:34

And portions were served to them from {his table}, and the portion of Benjamin was five times greater than the portion of any of them. And they drank and became drunk with him.

Eating » The host acting as waiter

Genesis 18:8

Then he took curds and milk, and the calf which he prepared, and set [it] before them. And he was standing by them under the tree while they ate.

Eating » Ablutions before

Matthew 15:2

"Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat {a meal}."

Eating » Sitting at table

Exodus 32:6

And they started early the next day, and they offered burnt offerings, and they presented fellowship offerings, and the people sat to eat and drink, and they rose up to revel.

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; just as I have done, so God has repaid to me. And 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 consumed, Yahweh was angry with the people, and Yahweh struck a very great plague among the people.

Topics on Eating

Animals Eating

2;22;5

" 'If a man grazes [his livestock] in a field or a vineyard and he releases his livestock and it grazes in the field of another, he will make restitution [from] the best of his field and the best of his vineyard.

Animals Eating People

1;37;20

Now then, come, let us kill him and throw him in one of the pits. Then we will say a wild animal devoured him. Then we will see what his dreams become."

Birds Eating

1;40;19

In three days Pharaoh will lift your head from you and hang you on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh from you."

Eating And Drinking

21;3;13

And for anyone to eat and drink, that is, {to enjoy the fruit of all his toil}, this also is a gift of God.

Eating Before God

2;12;4

And if the household is too small for a lamb, he and the neighbor nearest to his house will take [one] according to the number of persons; you will count out portions of the lamb {according to how much each one can eat}.

Eating Cattle

11;4;23

ten stall-fed oxen and twenty pasture-fed oxen and a hundred sheep, besides deer and buck gazelles and roebucks and well-fed fowls.

Eating Christ's Body

41;14;22

And [while] they were eating, he took bread [and], [after] giving thanks, he broke [it] and gave [it] to them and said, "Take [it], this is my body."

Eating Corpses

1;40;19

In three days Pharaoh will lift your head from you and hang you on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh from you."

Eating Drinking And Rejoicing

5;12;7

And you shall eat there {before} Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice {in all your endeavors}, you and your family [in] which Yahweh your God has blessed you.

Eating Forbidden Food

1;2;17

but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day {that you eat} from it {you shall surely die}."

Eating Meat

46;8;13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

Eating With Mouths

19;81;10

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

Eating, Metaphorical Use

43;6;50

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

People Eating

43;4;31

In the meanwhile the disciples were asking him, saying, "Rabbi, eat [something]!"

Pots For Cooking And Eating

5;28;5

"Blessed will be your basket and your kneading trough.