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Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable. He said, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until the whole was leavened."

Luke 13:21

"It is like leaven which a took and hid in three measures of flour until the whole was leavened."

Revelation 18:11-13

"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, For no one buys their merchandise any more??12 Merchandise of gold and silver and precious stones, Of pearls, and fine linen, and purple and silk and scarlet; All citron wood, and vessels of ivory, And vessels of rare wood and brass and iron and marble; Cinnamon and balsam and spices and myrrh and frankincense; Wine and oil and fine flour and wheat; Cattle and sheep, and horses and chariots, And slaves, and the souls of men.

Acts 15:19-20

"My judgment therefore, is against troubling those who turn to God from among the Gentiles; "but that we should write to them to abstain from the pollution of idols and from fornication, from meat killed by strangling, and from blood.

Acts 21:25

"As for the Gentile believers, we wrote giving judgment that they should abstain from anything sacrificed to an idol, from blood, from what is strangled, and from fornication."

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Now in regard to food which has been offered to idols, we are sure of course that "we all have knowledge." But knowledge puffs up, while love builds up. If a man thinks that he already has knowledge, he does not yet truly know as he ought to know; but if a man loves God, he is known by him.read more.
Now as to eating food that has been offered to idols, we know well that an idol has no real existence in the universe, and that there is no God but One. For though there be so-called "gods," celestial of terrestrial, as indeed there are gods many and lords many, yet for there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. But that "knowledge" is not possessed by all; but some, accustomed until now to the idol, eat food as that which has actually been offered to an idol, and so their conscience, being still weak, is defiled. Now food does not bring us nearness to God. Neither if we eat do we gain any advantage, nor if we eat not, do we lose any. But see to it lest this right of yours become a stumbling-block to the weak. For if any one should see you, the possessor of "knowledge," reclining at table in an idol's temple, would not his conscience, if he were weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols? So he is lost, this weak man, lost by your "knowledge." this brother for whom Christ died. In so sinning against your brothers, and in ever and again wounding their weak consciences, you are sinning against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat makes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, lest I make my brother to stumble.

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat food offered to idols, and to practise immorality.

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Food » Grace before » of priests

Food » From God

1 Timothy 4:3-5

who discourage marriage, and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thankfulness, by those who believe, and have a clear knowledge of the truth. For everything that God has created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if only it is received with thankfulness. For it is sanctified by the Word of God and by prayer.

Food » Grace before » Admonitions concerning eating

Luke 12:22

Then he said to his disciples. "For this is the reason I say to you. Be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat; nor yet your body what shall you wear.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat anything that is for sale in the markets, asking no questions for conscience sake;

Food » Kinds prohibited by mosaic law

Food » Grace before » Blessings (grace) before meals

Matthew 14:19

Then he told the people to sit down on the grass, and after taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves and handed them to the disciples, and the disciples handed them to the crowds.

Matthew 15:36

he took the seven loaves and the fish, and gave thanks, then he broke them and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples to the crowd.

Acts 27:35

When he had so said and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God before them all, and broke it and began to eat.

Food » List of articles » Bread

John 6:7

"Thirty-five dollars worth of bread," answered Philip, "is not enough for them, so that each can take a morsel."

Food » List of articles » Sumptuous

Food » List of articles » Fish

John 21:9

When they got to the shore they beheld a charcoal fire ready laid, with fish on it, and some bread.

Matthew 7:10

"or if his son asks for a fish, will offer him a snake?

Food » Different meals » Mid-day repast

John 4:31

Meanwhile the disciples kept urging him.

Food » List of articles » Butter

Food » List of articles » Oil

Food » List of articles » Dried fruit

Food » Articles of » Oil

Food » Different meals » Evening meal

Luke 24:29-30

But they urged him to stay with them, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them. But as he sat down with them, and took bread, and had blessed and broken it, and was handing it to them,

Food » Articles of » Prepared by females

Food » List of articles » Honey

Food » Articles of » Herbs

Hebrews 6:7

For land that has drunk the showers that now and again fall upon it, and produced vegetation useful for those for whom it was tilled, receives a blessing from God;

Romans 14:2

One man has faith to eat anything; but he whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.

Food » List of articles » Cheese

Food » List of articles » Flesh

Food » Things prohibited as food

Food » List of articles » Fruit

Food » Different meals » Breakfast

John 21:9

When they got to the shore they beheld a charcoal fire ready laid, with fish on it, and some bread.

Food » Articles of » Cheese

Food » Articles of » Wine

John 2:3

And when the wine ran short, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."

John 2:10

"Everybody serves first the good wine, and when people have drunk freely, the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now."

Food » Articles of » Men and women did not partake together

Food » Articles of » Butter

Food » Articles of » Parched (roasted) corn (grain)

Food » Articles of » Bread

Food » Articles of » Honey

Food » Articles of » Milk

Food » Articles of » Fish

Matthew 7:10

"or if his son asks for a fish, will offer him a snake?

Food » Articles of » Thanks given before receiving

Acts 27:35

When he had so said and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God before them all, and broke it and began to eat.

Mark 8:6

So he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground; and when he had taken the seven loaves, he gave thanks, broke them, and gave to his disciples to distribute to the crowd.

Food » Articles of » Dried fruit

Food » Articles of » Meat

Food » Of the worldly soul » Deceitful

Food » Articles of » Vinegar

Food » List of articles » Quail

Food » Of the worldly soul » Like ashes

Food » List of articles » Vegetables

Food » Of the worldly soul » Unsatisfying

Food » List of articles » Locusts

Matthew 3:4

This John wore a garment of camel's hair, and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Food » Of the worldly soul » Husks

Luke 15:16

"And he was longing to be filled with the husks which the swine were eating, but no one gave him any.

Food » Of the worldly soul » Perishable

Food » Articles of » A hymn sung afterward

Matthew 26:30

So after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Food » Articles of » Fruit

Israel » Complaints » Food

Lambs » Used for » Food

Oxen » Used for » Food

Sanitation » Food

Spiritual » Fellowship with Christ » Food

Revelation 2:17

He who has ears, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To him that overcomes I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no man knows, but he that receives it.

John 6:51

"I myself am the living bread that has come down from heaven. Any one who eats this bread will live forever; and moreover, the bread which I will give is my flesh, given for the life of the world."

Symbols and similitudes » Food

Trouble » Instances of » Food

Topics on Food

Buying Food

Luke 22:36

Then he said to them. "But now let him who has a purse take it, and he who has a wallet, let him the do the same. And he who has no sword, let him sell his cloak and buy one.

Clean Food

Mark 7:19

because it does not go into his heart, but into his belly, and passes away, ejected from him?" By these words he pronounced all foods clean.

Dividing Food

Matthew 14:19

Then he told the people to sit down on the grass, and after taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves and handed them to the disciples, and the disciples handed them to the crowds.

Food Decaying

Luke 6:43

"For there is not good tree which bears worthless fruit, nor again any worthless tree which bears good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit.

Food For Other gods

1 Corinthians 8:4

Now as to eating food that has been offered to idols, we know well that an idol has no real existence in the universe, and that there is no God but One.

Food Is Fitting

1 Corinthians 9:4

Have I no right to claim food and drink?

Food Offered To Idols

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Now in regard to food which has been offered to idols, we are sure of course that "we all have knowledge." But knowledge puffs up, while love builds up.

Food Permitted

Matthew 15:11

"Listen, and pay attention. It is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him, but what comes out of it, that defiles the man."

Forbidden Food

Acts 10:12

In it were all kinds of quadrupeds and creeping things of the earth, and wild birds.

Gathering Food

Luke 3:17

He has his fan in his hand to cleanse his threshing-floor thoroughly, and to gather the wheat into his storehouse, but the chaff will he burn with unquenchable fire."

Giving Food And Drink

Matthew 14:16

"They need not go away," said Jesus, "do you, yourselves, give them something to eat."

Little Food

2 Corinthians 8:15

even as it is written, He who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little did not lack.

Preparing Food

Matthew 26:17-19

On the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and said, "Where do you want us to make preparation for you eat the Passover?"

Repulsive Food

Luke 15:16

"And he was longing to be filled with the husks which the swine were eating, but no one gave him any.

Shortage Other Than Food

Matthew 25:9

"'Not so, answered the wise, 'for there may not be enough for you and for us. Go to the shops, rather, and buy some for yourselves.'

Stores Of Food

Luke 12:17

"So he debated with himself saying, 'What shall I do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.'

Thanking God For Food

Matthew 14:19

Then he told the people to sit down on the grass, and after taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves and handed them to the disciples, and the disciples handed them to the crowds.