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17 Bible Verses about Physical Hunger

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1 Corinthians 11:34

If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather together you will not come under judgment. And I will give instructions about the other matters whenever I come.

Numbers 11:6

But now our appetite is gone; there’s nothing to look at but this manna!”

Psalm 107:5-9

They were hungry and thirsty;
their spirits failed within them. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He rescued them from their distress. He led them by the right path
to go to a city where they could live.read more.
Let them give thanks to the Lord
for His faithful love
and His wonderful works for all humanity. For He has satisfied the thirsty
and filled the hungry with good things.

Proverbs 16:26

A worker’s appetite works for him
because his hunger urges him on.

Isaiah 29:8

It will be like a hungry one who dreams he is eating,
then wakes and is still hungry;
and like a thirsty one who dreams he is drinking,
then wakes and is still thirsty, longing for water.
So it will be for all the many nations
who go to battle against Mount Zion.

Jeremiah 50:19

I will return Israel to his grazing land,
and he will feed on Carmel and Bashan;
he will be satisfied
in the hill country of Ephraim and of Gilead.

Lamentations 2:12

?LamedThey cry out to their mothers:
Where is the grain and wine?
as they faint like the wounded
in the streets of the city,
as their lives fade away
in the arms of their mothers.

Matthew 4:1-3

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry. Then the tempter approached Him and said, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Genesis 25:29-30

Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field exhausted. He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom.

Luke 15:14-17

After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing. Then he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. He longed to eat his fill from the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him any.read more.
When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger!

Genesis 25:30-34

He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom. Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.” “Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?”read more.
Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him. Then Jacob gave bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate, drank, got up, and went away. So Esau despised his birthright.

Exodus 16:2-3

The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!”

Isaiah 8:21

They will wander through the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God.

Isaiah 44:12

The ironworker labors over the coals,
shapes the idol with hammers,
and works it with his strong arm.
Also he grows hungry and his strength fails;
he doesn’t drink water and is faint.

Lamentations 5:10

Our skin is as hot as an oven
from the ravages of hunger.

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