'Food' in the Bible
And God said, Behold, I have given you every grass bearing 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 fowl of the air and to every thing that moves upon the earth, in which there is a living soul, I have given all green grass for food; and it was so.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes, and a tree of covetousness to understand, she took of its fruit and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.
And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee and for them.
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green grass I have given you all things.
And they set food before him to eat, but he said, I will not eat until I have told my errand. And he said unto him, Speak on.
and make me savoury 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 savoury food that I may eat and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
Go now to the flock and bring me from there two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loves;
And he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.
and she gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
And he also had made savory food and brought it unto his father and said unto his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison that thy soul may bless me.
And let them gather all the food of those good years that come and lay up wheat under the hand of Pharaoh to feed the cities, and let them store it up.
And let that food be stored for the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; and the land shall not perish 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, placing in each city the food of the field, which was round about.
Now when Jacob saw that there was food in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why are ye looking upon one another?
And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is food in Egypt; go down there and buy for us from there that we may live, and not die.
And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, but made himself strange unto them and spoke roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Where have you come from? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
And they said unto him, No, my lord, but to buy food are thy slaves come.
If ye are men of the truth, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison; go ye, carry food for the famine of your houses
And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby I shall know that ye are men of the truth; leave one of your brethren here with me and take food for the famine of your households and go
And it came to pass when they had eaten up the wheat 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, my lord, we came indeed down the first time to buy food;
And we brought down other money in our hands to buy food; we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill these 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 and buy us a little food.
And to his father he sent after this manner: ten asses laden with the best of Egypt and ten she asses laden with wheat and bread and food for his father on the way.
And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the food which they bought from him; and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
And it shall come to pass in the increase that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food and for those of your households and for food for your little ones.
And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not tarry nor prepare food for themselves.
If he takes another wife, her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, he shall not diminish.
And the priest shall incense it upon the altar, and this shall be the food of the offering on fire unto the LORD.
And the priest shall incense them upon the altar; and this shall be the food of the offering on fire of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD; all the fat is the LORD's.
All food which may be eaten upon which shall come water from any such vessel shall be unclean; and any drink that may be drunk shall be unclean in every such vessel.
And when ye have come into the land and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall circumcise the foreskin of the fruit; three years it shall be uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten of.
But the sabbath of the land shall be food for you, for thee and for thy slave and for thy maid and for thy hired servant and for thy stranger that sojourns with thee
and for thy beast and for the animals that are in thy land shall all the fruit thereof be food.
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy food for increase.
Ye shall buy food from them for money that ye may eat, and ye shall also buy water from 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; I will only pass through on my feet
And he afflicted thee and caused thee to hunger and sustained thee with manna, food of which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know, that he might make thee know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD shall man live.
who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, a food which thy fathers knew not, afflicting thee and proving thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
he executes the rights of the fatherless and the widow and also loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.
Only the trees 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 makes war with thee, until it is subdued.
Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother, usury of money, usury of food, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury.
And thy carcase shall be food unto all fowls of the air and unto the beasts of the earth, and there shall be no one to frighten them away.
Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, Prepare food; for within three days ye shall pass this Jordan, to enter in to inherit the land, which the LORD your God gives you to inherit.
And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not declare the enigma in three days.
Then Micah said unto him, Dwell with me and be a father and a priest unto me, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year and the ordinary apparel and thy food. So the Levite went in.
But the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eats any food until evening that I may be avenged on my enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.
Then one of the people spoke and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eats any food this day. And the people were faint.
And David replied unto Jonathan, Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at food, but thou shalt let me go and hide myself in the field until the evening of the third day.
And it came to pass on the next day, which was the second day of the new moon, that David's place was empty, and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Why did not the son of Jesse come to food, neither yesterday nor today?
So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved for David and because his father had done him shame.
And when all the people came to cause David to eat food while it was yet day, David swore, saying, So do God to me, and more also if I taste bread or anything else until the sun is down.
And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and royal food was sent unto him.
but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up, and it grew up together with him and with his children; it ate of his own food and drank of his own cup and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter.
And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed and pretend to be sick; and when thy father comes to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come and give me food and make the food in my sight that I may see it and eat it at her hand.
Then 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 slaves shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea, and I will convey them by sea in rafts unto the place that thou shalt appoint me and will cause them to be discharged 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 thousand measures of pure oil; this gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
likewise the food of his table and the sitting of his slaves and the attendance of his ministers and their apparel, and his butlers and his burnt offering which he sacrificed in the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
And they arose out of Midian and came to Paran; and taking men with them out of Paran, they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who gave him a house and appointed him food and gave him land.
And he arose and ate and drank and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights unto Horeb, the mount of God.
And the king caused him to be given his food continually, each thing in its time, all the days of his life.
And likewise, those that were near them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses and on camels and on mules and on oxen, and food, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly; for there was joy in Israel.
and the food of his table and the seat of his slaves and the attendance of his ministers and their apparel, his butlers also and their apparel, and his sacrifices which he sacrificed in the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
And they gave money unto the masons and to the carpenters; and food and drink and oil unto the Zidonians and to those of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the will of Cyrus, king of Persia, over them.
Likewise that if the peoples of the land bring merchandise or any food on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not take anything from them on the sabbath or on the holy day, and that we would leave the seventh year and remit every debt.
In those days I saw in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath and bringing in sheaves and lading asses with wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day; and I protested unto them the day in which they sold the food.
The things that my soul refused to touch before, now by my sorrow are my food.
his food shall be changed in his bowels, it shall be the gall of asps within him.
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him and shall rain it upon him and upon his food.
Neither have I separated myself from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Behold, as wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, rising early for a prey; the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.
Who cut up mallows among the bushes and juniper roots for their food.
so that his life abhors bread and his soul dainty food.
For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes food.
For by them he judges the peoples; he gives food to the multitude.
Who provided food for the raven; when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of food?
From there she seeks food, and her eyes behold afar off.
Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
Thou hast given us over like sheep appointed for food and hast scattered us among the Gentiles.
Let them wander up and down for food and murmur if they are not satisfied.
They also gave me gall for my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Thou didst break the heads of leviathan in pieces and didst give him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
And they tempted God in their heart by asking for food according to the desires of their soul.
Man did eat the food of the strong; he sent them food to the full.
they were not estranged from their lust. But while their food was yet in their mouths,
The dead bodies of thy slaves they have given to be food unto the fowls of the heavens, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God.
These wait all upon thee, that thou may give them their food in due season.
Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death.
Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever.
Ain The eyes of all wait upon thee, and thou givest them their food in due season.
He who gives the beast his food and to the sons of the ravens which cry unto him.
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