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Mark 8:15

Then He commanded them: “Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.”

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it.”

Matthew 16:6

Then Jesus told them, “Watch out and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Exodus 12:19-20

Yeast must not be found in your houses for seven days. If anyone eats something leavened, that person, whether a foreign resident or native of the land, must be cut off from the community of Israel. Do not eat anything leavened; eat unleavened bread in all your homes.”

Leviticus 2:11

“No grain offering that you present to the Lord is to be made with yeast, for you are not to burn any yeast or honey as a fire offering to the Lord.

Leviticus 7:13

He is to present as his offering cakes of leavened bread with his thanksgiving sacrifice of fellowship.

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.

Numbers 15:20-21

You are to offer a loaf from your first batch of dough as a contribution; offer it just like a contribution from the threshing floor. Throughout your generations, you are to give the Lord a contribution from the first batch of your dough.

1 Corinthians 5:5-7

turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord. Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough? Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch. You are indeed unleavened, for Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

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

Exodus 13:7

Unleavened bread is to be eaten for those seven days. Nothing leavened may be found among you, and no yeast may be found among you in all your territory.

Deuteronomy 16:4

No yeast is to be found anywhere in your territory for seven days, and none of the meat you sacrifice in the evening of the first day is to remain until morning.

Feast of the passover » Leaven » Punishment for eating

Exodus 12:15

You must eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day you must remove yeast from your houses. Whoever eats what is leavened from the first day through the seventh day must be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 12:19

Yeast must not be found in your houses for seven days. If anyone eats something leavened, that person, whether a foreign resident or native of the land, must be cut off from the community of Israel.

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

Exodus 12:19

Yeast must not be found in your houses for seven days. If anyone eats something leavened, that person, whether a foreign resident or native of the land, must be cut off from the community of Israel.

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

Exodus 12:20

Do not eat anything leavened; eat unleavened bread in all your homes.”

Leaven » Forbidden » Burnt offering » Meat offering

Leviticus 10:12

Moses spoke to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar: “Take the grain offering that is left over from the fire offerings to the Lord, and eat it prepared without yeast beside the altar, because it is especially holy.

Leviticus 2:11

“No grain offering that you present to the Lord is to be made with yeast, for you are not to burn any yeast or honey as a fire offering to the Lord.

Leaven » Illustrative of » Doctrines of pharisees, &c

Matthew 16:12

Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the yeast in bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16:6

Then Jesus told them, “Watch out and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Leaven » Illustrative of » The rapid spread of the gospel

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it.”

Luke 13:21

It’s like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through the entire mixture.”

Leaven » Used with thank offerings

Leviticus 7:13

He is to present as his offering cakes of leavened bread with his thanksgiving sacrifice of fellowship.

Amos 4:5

Offer leavened bread as a thank offering,
and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings,
for that is what you Israelites love to do!
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Leaven » Illustrative of » UnGodly professors

1 Corinthians 5:6-7

Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough? Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, since you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

Leaven » Illustrative of » Malice and wickedness

1 Corinthians 5:8

Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast or with the yeast of malice and evil but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Leaven » Diffusive properties of

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?

Leaven » Illustrative of » False teachers

Galatians 5:8-9

This persuasion did not come from Him who called you. A little yeast leavens the whole lump of dough.

Leaven » Forbidden » During the feast of passover

Exodus 12:15-20

You must eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day you must remove yeast from your houses. Whoever eats what is leavened from the first day through the seventh day must be cut off from Israel. You are to hold a sacred assembly on the first day and another sacred assembly on the seventh day. No work may be done on those [days] except for preparing what people need to eat-you may do only that. "You are to observe the [Festival of] Unleavened Bread because on this very day I brought your ranks out of the land of Egypt. You must observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent statute. read more.
You are to eat unleavened bread in the first [month], from the evening of the fourteenth day of the month until the evening of the twenty-first day. Yeast must not be found in your houses for seven days. If anyone eats something leavened, that person, whether a foreign resident or native of the land, must be cut off from the community of Israel. Do not eat anything leavened; eat unleavened bread in all your homes."

Leaven » First fruits of wheat offered with

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.

Leaven » Forbidden » To be offered with blood

Exodus 34:25

“Do not present the blood for My sacrifice with anything leavened. The sacrifice of the Passover Festival must not remain until morning.

Leaven » Used in making bread

Hosea 7:4

All of them commit adultery;
they are like an oven heated by a baker
who stops stirring the fire
from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Parables » Parables of Christ » Leaven

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it.”

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