'Food' in the Bible
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food:
and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so.
And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; As the green herb have I given you all.
And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat. That my soul may bless thee before I die.
Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah before my death.
Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make them savory food for thy father, such as he loveth.
And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
And she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
And he also made savory food, and brought it unto his father. And he said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly with them; and he said unto them. Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food: we know not who put our money in our sacks.
And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food.
And it shall come to pass at the ingatherings, that ye shall give a fifth unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
If he take him another wife ; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto Jehovah.
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a sweet savor; all the fat is Jehovah's.
All food therein which may be eaten, that on which water cometh, shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every'such vessel shall be unclean.
And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as their uncircumcision: three years shall they be as uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten.
And the sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for thee, and for thy servant and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant and for thy stranger, who sojourn with thee.
And for thy cattle, and for the beasts that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be for food.
Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My oblation, my food for my offerings made by fire, of a sweet savor unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.
After this manner ye shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of the offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah: it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof.
Ye shall purchase food of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
Thou shalt sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only let me pass through on my feet,
He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the sojourner, in giving him food and raiment.
Only the trees of which thou knowest that they are not trees for food, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it fall.
And thy dead body shall be food unto all birds of the heavens, and unto the beasts of the earth; and there shall be none to frighten them away.
And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their food under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth food, And out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days declare the riddle.
And the men of Israel were distressed that day; for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until it be evening, and I be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted food.
Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth food this day. And the people were faint.
So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat food.
So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no food the second day of the month; for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of food from the king.
And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and feign thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, Let my sister Tamar come, I pray thee, and give me bread to eat, and dress the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him food.
And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from thy hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and thou shalt receive them; and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of Jehovah; there was no more spirit in her.
And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, his cupbearers also, and their apparel, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of Jehovah; there was no more spirit in her.
They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and food, and drink, and oil, unto them of Sidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar-trees from Lebanon to the sea, unto Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
My soul refuseth to touch them ; They are as loathsome food to me.
Doth not the ear try words, Even as the palate tasteth its food?
Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him.
I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Behold, as wild asses in the desert They go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food; The wilderness yieldeth them bread for their children.
They pluck salt-wort by the bushes; And the roots of the broom are their food.
So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food.
For the ear trieth words, As the palate tasteth food.
For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance.
Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, And wander for lack of food?
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play.
My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
Thou hast made us like sheep appointed for food, And hast scattered us among the nations.
They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.
They gave me also gall for my food; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces; Thou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.
And he rained down manna upon them to eat, And gave them food from heaven.
Man did eat the bread of the mighty: He sent them food to the full.
They were not estranged from that which they desired, Their food was yet in their mouths,
The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be food unto the birds of the heavens, The flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, And herb for the service of man; That he may bring forth food out of the earth,
The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God.
These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.
Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death.
He hath given food unto them that fear him: He will ever be mindful of his covenant.
Who giveth food to all flesh; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.
The eyes of all wait for thee; And thou givest them their food in due season.
Who executeth justice for the oppressed; Who giveth food to the hungry. Jehovah looseth the prisoners;
He giveth to the beast his food, And to the young ravens which cry.
Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest.
Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.
Be not desirous of his dainties; Seeing they are deceitful food.
And there will be goats milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, And maintenance for thy maidens.
A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
Remove far from me falsehood and lies; Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me:
For a servant when he is king; And a fool when he is filled with food;
The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer;
She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.
Jehovah hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy grain to be food for thine enemies; and foreigners shall not drink thy new wine, for which thou hast labored:
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.
And the dead bodies of this people shall be food for the birds of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall frighten them away.
They shall die grievous deaths: they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung upon the face of the ground; and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth.
And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies will I give to be food for the birds of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth.
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