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Mark 8:15

Jesus had been warning 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 from heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

Matthew 16:6

Jesus told them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"

Exodus 12:19-20

For seven days leaven is not to be found in your houses. Indeed, any person who eats anything leavened, is to be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether an alien or a native of the land. You are not to eat what is leavened. You are to eat unleavened bread in all your settlements.'"

Leviticus 2:11

"Any grain offering that you bring to the LORD is not to be prepared with yeast, because anything with leaven and honey may not be offered in smoke as an offering by fire to the LORD.

Leviticus 7:13

Along with the cakes of unleavened bread, he is to bring his thanksgiving offering with his peace offerings.

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from home as wave offerings made from two tenths of fine flour baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD.

Numbers 15:20-21

You are to offer a cake made from the first of your bread dough as a raised offering to the LORD. Offer it as a raised offering right off your threshing floor. From then on, throughout your generations give the first of your bread dough to the LORD."

1 Corinthians 5:5-7

turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord. Your boasting is not good. You know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough, don't you? Get rid of the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you are to be free from yeast. For the Messiah, 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 seven days, and nothing leavened is to be seen among you, nor is leaven to be seen among you throughout your territory.

Deuteronomy 16:4

Yeast is not to be seen in any of your territories for seven days. The meat is not to remain from the evening of the first day until morning.

Feast of the passover » Leaven » Punishment for eating

Exodus 12:15

You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day be sure to remove all the leaven from your houses, because any person who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh will be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 12:19

For seven days leaven is not to be found in your houses. Indeed, any person who eats anything leavened, is to be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether an alien or a native of the land.

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

Exodus 12:19

For seven days leaven is not to be found in your houses. Indeed, any person who eats anything leavened, is to be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether an alien or a native of the land.

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

Exodus 12:20

You are not to eat what is leavened. You are to eat unleavened bread in all your settlements.'"

Leaven » Forbidden » Burnt offering » Meat offering

Leviticus 10:12

Then Moses told Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Take the leftovers from the grain offering and the offerings made by fire and eat the unleavened bread beside the altar, because it is most holy to the LORD.

Leviticus 2:11

"Any grain offering that you bring to the LORD is not to be prepared with yeast, because anything with leaven and honey may not be offered in smoke as an offering by fire to the LORD.

Leaven » Illustrative of » Doctrines of pharisees, &c

Matthew 16:12

Then they understood that he did not say to beware of the yeast used in bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16:6

Jesus told them, "Watch out! 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 from heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

Luke 13:21

It's like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

Leaven » Used with thank offerings

Leviticus 7:13

Along with the cakes of unleavened bread, he is to bring his thanksgiving offering with his peace offerings.

Amos 4:5

While you're at it, present a thank offering with leaven, and publicize your freewill offerings, letting everyone hear about it, because this is what you really love to do, you Israelis," declares the Lord GOD.

Leaven » Illustrative of » UnGodly professors

1 Corinthians 5:6-7

Your boasting is not good. You know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough, don't you? Get rid of the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you are to be free from yeast. For the Messiah, our Passover, has been sacrificed.

Leaven » Illustrative of » Malice and wickedness

1 Corinthians 5:8

So let's keep celebrating the festival, neither with old yeast nor with yeast that is evil and wicked, but with yeast-free bread that is both sincere and true.

Leaven » Diffusive properties of

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting is not good. You know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough, don't you?

Leaven » Illustrative of » False teachers

Galatians 5:8-9

Such influence does not come from the one who calls you. A little yeast spreads through the whole batch of dough.

Leaven » Forbidden » During the feast of passover

Exodus 12:15-20

You are to eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day be sure to remove all the leaven from your houses, because any person who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh will be cut off from Israel. Also, on the first day you're to hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day you're to hold a holy assembly. No work is to be done during those days, except for preparing what is to be eaten by each person. ""You are to observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread, since on this very day I brought your tribal divisions from the land of Egypt. You are to observe this day from generation to generation as a perpetual ordinance. read more.
In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day of the month until the evening of the twenty-first day of the month, you are to eat unleavened bread. For seven days leaven is not to be found in your houses. Indeed, any person who eats anything leavened, is to be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether an alien or a native of the land. You are not to eat what is leavened. You are to eat unleavened bread in all your settlements.'"

Leaven » First fruits of wheat offered with

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from home as wave offerings made from two tenths of fine flour baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD.

Leaven » Forbidden » To be offered with blood

Exodus 34:25

"You are not to offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, nor are you to allow the sacrifice of the Festival of Passover to remain until morning.

Leaven » Used in making bread

Hosea 7:4

All of them are adulterers they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.

Parables » Parables of Christ » Leaven

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: "The kingdom from heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

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