'Banquet' in the Bible
The child grew and eventually was weaned, so Abraham threw a tremendous banquet on the very day Isaac was weaned.
In the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers, and the military leaders of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the provincial officials were present.
When those days were over, the king held a seven-day banquet in the courtyard of the garden of his palace for all the people who were present in Susa the capital, from the greatest to the least important.
Queen Vashti also held a banquet in the royal palace of King Ahasuerus for the women.
The king put on a great banquet for all his officials and ministers to honor Esther. He declared a holiday for the provinces and gave generous gifts.
Esther replied, "If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet I've prepared for him."
The king responded, "Bring Haman quickly so we may do what Esther has requested." So the king and Haman went to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
If I've found favor with the king and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to honor my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I'll prepare for them tomorrow, and then I'll do what the king has said."
Then Haman said, "Even Queen Esther brought no one except me with the king to the banquet that she held. Furthermore, I (along with the king) have also been invited by her tomorrow.
Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said, "Have a pole made 50 cubits high, and then in the morning speak to the king and have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet happy." This advice pleased Haman, and he had the pole made.
While they were still talking to him, the king's eunuchs arrived, and they quickly took him to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
The king got up from the banquet in anger and went out to the palace garden, while Haman stood there begging Queen Esther to spare his life, because he realized that the king intended to harm him.
When the king returned to the banquet hall from the palace garden, Haman was prostrate on the couch where Esther was. The king asked, "Will this man even assault the queen with me in the house?" The king had no sooner spoken than they covered Haman's face.
It's better to attend a funeral than to attend a banquet, for everyone dies eventually, and the living will take this to heart.
He has brought me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
"On this mountain, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will prepare for all nations a banquet of rich food, a banquet of well-aged wines rich food full of marrow, and refined wines of the finest vintage
Don't go to a banquet to sit with people to eat and drink."
When they're excited I'll serve them their banquet, and make them drunk until they're merry. They'll sleep forever and won't wake up," declares the LORD.
Hearing the voices of the king and his officials, the queen entered the banquet hall. "Your majesty, live forever," the queen said. "Don't be frightened by your thoughts or allow your facial expression to show it.
"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.
"While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed.
An opportunity came during Herod's birthday celebration, when he gave a banquet for his top officials, military officers, and the most important people of Galilee.
Later, Levi gave a large banquet at his home for Jesus. A large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.
"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don't sit down at the place of honor in case someone more important than you was invited by the host.
Instead, when you give a banquet, make it your habit to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
Jesus told him, "A man gave a large banquet and invited many people.
When it was time for the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who were invited, "Come! Everything is now ready.'
Because I tell all of you, none of those men who were invited will taste anything at my banquet.'"
Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the man in charge of the banquet." So they did.
When the man in charge of the banquet tasted the water that had become wine (without knowing where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called for the bridegroom