For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,
2 Corinthians 9:10
Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.
executing justice for the exploited
and giving food to the hungry.
The Lord frees prisoners.
For He judges the nations with these;
He gives food in abundance.
I will provide grass in your fields for your livestock. You will eat and be satisfied.
Then He will send rain for your seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food, the produce of the ground, will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.
The humble will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise Him.
May your hearts live forever!
wine that makes man’s heart glad—
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains man’s heart.
He endows your territory with prosperity;
He satisfies you with the finest wheat.
She does not recognize
that it is I who gave her the grain,
the new wine, and the oil.
I lavished silver and gold on her,
which they used for Baal.
I led them with human cords,
with ropes of love.
To them I was like one
who eases the yoke from their jaws;
I bent down to give them food.
The Lord answered His people:Look, I am about to send you
grain, new wine, and olive oil.
You will be satiated with them,
and I will no longer make you
a disgrace among the nations.
All of them wait for You
to give them their food at the right time.
All eyes look to You,
and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
He gives food to every creature.
His love is eternal.
He provides the animals with their food,
and the young ravens, what they cry for.
Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they?
Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds?
Who provides the raven’s food
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?
He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,
The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God.
Can you hunt prey for a lioness
or satisfy the appetite of young lions
You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
You fed him to the creatures of the desert.
They spoke against God, saying,
“Is God able to provide food in the wilderness?
Look! He struck the rock and water gushed out;
But can He also provide bread
or furnish meat for His people?”
Therefore, I will take back My grain in its time
and My new wine in its season;
I will take away My wool and linen,
which were to cover her nakedness.
The Lord has sworn with His right hand
and His strong arm:
I will no longer give your grain
to your enemies for food,
and foreigners will not drink your new wine
you have labored for.