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10 Bible Verses about Leaven

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Mark 8:15

And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.

Matthew 13:33

He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until it had been all leavened.

Matthew 16:6

And Jesus said to them, See and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Exodus 12:19-20

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eateth what is leavened that soul shall be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened: in all your dwellings shall ye eat unleavened bread.

Leviticus 2:11

No oblation which ye shall present to Jehovah shall be made with leaven; for no leaven and no honey shall ye burn in any fire-offering to Jehovah.

Leviticus 7:13

Besides the cakes, he shall present his offering of leavened bread with the sacrifice of his peace-offering of thanksgiving.

Leviticus 23:17

Out of your dwellings shall ye bring two wave-loaves, of two tenths of fine flour; with leaven shall they be baken; as first-fruits to Jehovah.

Numbers 15:20-21

the first of your dough shall ye offer, a cake, for a heave-offering; as the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall ye offer this. Of the first of your dough ye shall give to Jehovah a heave-offering throughout your generations.

1 Corinthians 5:5-7

to deliver him, I say, being such, to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your boasting is not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, according as ye are unleavened. For also our passover, Christ, has been sacrificed;

From Thematic Bible


Feast of the passover » Leaven » Not to be in any of their quarters

Exodus 13:7

Unleavened bread shall be eaten the seven days; and leavened bread shall not be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy borders.

Deuteronomy 16:4

And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in all thy borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst at even on the first day, be left over night until the morning. --

Feast of the passover » Leaven » Punishment for eating

Exodus 12:15

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread: on the very first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 12:19

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eateth what is leavened that soul shall be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or born in the land.

Feast of the passover » Leaven » Not to be in their houses during

Exodus 12:19

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eateth what is leavened that soul shall be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or born in the land.

Feast of the passover » Leaven » Nothing with, to be eaten

Exodus 12:20

Ye shall eat nothing leavened: in all your dwellings shall ye eat unleavened bread.

Leaven » Forbidden » Burnt offering » Meat offering

Leviticus 10:12

And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the oblation that is left of Jehovah's offerings by fire, and eat it with unleavened bread beside the altar; for it is most holy.

Leviticus 2:11

No oblation which ye shall present to Jehovah shall be made with leaven; for no leaven and no honey shall ye burn in any fire-offering to Jehovah.

Leaven » Illustrative of » Doctrines of pharisees, &c

Matthew 16:12

Then they comprehended that he did not speak of being beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16:6

And Jesus said to them, See and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Leaven » Illustrative of » The rapid spread of the gospel

Matthew 13:33

He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until it had been all leavened.

Luke 13:21

It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened.

Leaven » Used with thank offerings

Leviticus 7:13

Besides the cakes, he shall present his offering of leavened bread with the sacrifice of his peace-offering of thanksgiving.

Amos 4:5

and burn a thank-offering with leaven, and proclaim, publish, voluntary offerings: for this pleaseth you, children of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Leaven » Illustrative of » UnGodly professors

1 Corinthians 5:6-7

Your boasting is not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, according as ye are unleavened. For also our passover, Christ, has been sacrificed;

Leaven » Illustrative of » Malice and wickedness

1 Corinthians 5:8

so that let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Leaven » Diffusive properties of

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

Leaven » Illustrative of » False teachers

Galatians 5:8-9

The persuasibleness is not of him that calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Leaven » Forbidden » During the feast of passover

Exodus 12:15-20

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread: on the very first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day that soul shall be cut off from Israel. And on the first day ye shall have a holy convocation, and on the seventh day a holy convocation: no manner of work shall be done on them, save what is eaten by every person that only shall be done by you. And ye shall keep the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; and ye shall keep this day in your generations as an ordinance for ever. read more.
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, ye shall eat unleavened bread until the one and twentieth day of the month in the evening. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eateth what is leavened that soul shall be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened: in all your dwellings shall ye eat unleavened bread.

Leaven » First fruits of wheat offered with

Leviticus 23:17

Out of your dwellings shall ye bring two wave-loaves, of two tenths of fine flour; with leaven shall they be baken; as first-fruits to Jehovah.

Leaven » Forbidden » To be offered with blood

Exodus 34:25

Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left over night until the morning.

Leaven » Used in making bread

Hosea 7:4

They all practise adultery, as an oven heated by the baker: he ceaseth from stirring the fire after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

Parables » Parables of Christ » Leaven

Matthew 13:33

He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until it had been all leavened.