If you wonder: ‘What will we eat in the seventh year if we don’t sow or gather our produce?’
?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.
The people grumbled to Moses, “What are we going to drink?”
He wanders about for food, saying, “Where is it?”
He knows the day of darkness is at hand.
So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’
“This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Don’t keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don’t be anxious.
Then He said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear.
Like wild donkeys in the desert,
the poor go out to their task of foraging for food;
the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.
They scavenge for food;
they growl if they are not satisfied.
?KafAll her people groan
while they search for bread.
They have traded their precious belongings for food
in order to stay alive.
Lord, look and see
how I have become despised.
?DaletThe nursing infant’s tongue
clings to the roof of his mouth from thirst.
Little children beg for bread,
but no one gives them any.
We secure our food at the risk of our lives
because of the sword in the wilderness.
We made a treaty with Egypt
and with Assyria, to get enough food.
?QofI called to my lovers,
but they betrayed me.
My priests and elders
perished in the city
while searching for food
to keep themselves alive.
He left all that he owned under Joseph’s authority; he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.Now Joseph was well-built and handsome.
Some were saying, “We, our sons, and our daughters are numerous. Let us get grain so that we can eat and live.”
therefore I am about to give you to the people of the east as a possession. They will set up their encampments and pitch their tents among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk.
The disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?”
Late in the day, the Twelve approached and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, so they can go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find food and lodging, because we are in a deserted place here.”
He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.