'Food' in the Bible
God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;" and it was so.
Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the middle of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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 its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
Take with you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you, and for them."
Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.
They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.
Food was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." He said, "Speak on."
Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."
'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.'
Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
She gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."
He left all that he had in Joseph's hand. He didn't concern himself with anything, except for the food which he ate. Joseph was well-built and handsome.
In the uppermost basket there was all kinds of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head."
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.
The food will be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt; that the land not perish through the famine."
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 around every city, he laid up in the same.
Joseph saw his brothers, and he recognized them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. He said to them, "Where did you come from?" They said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food."
They said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.
Then Joseph gave a command to fill their bags with grain, and to restore each man's money into his sack, and to give them food for the way. So it was done to them.
As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging place, he saw his money. Behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
It happened, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food."
If you'll send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy you food,
and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.
We have brought down other money in our hand to buy food. We don't know who put our money in our sacks."
He commanded the steward of his house, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in his sack's mouth.
Our father said, 'Go again, buy us a little food.'
Joseph said, "Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone."
It will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones."
"Asher's food will be rich. He will yield royal dainties.
They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food.
If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights.
The priest shall burn it on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire to Yahweh.
The priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma; all the fat is Yahweh's.
All food which may be eaten, that on which water comes, shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.
"'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years shall they be forbidden to you. It shall not be eaten.
The Sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for yourself, for your servant, for your maid, for your hired servant, and for your stranger, who lives as a foreigner with you.
For your livestock also, and for the animals that are in your land, shall all its increase be for food.
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.
"Command the children of Israel, and tell them, 'My offering, my food for my offerings made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to me, you shall observe to offer to me in their due season.'
In this way you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of the offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to Yahweh: it shall be offered besides the continual burnt offering, and the drink offering of it.
You shall purchase food of them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink.'"
You shall 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 does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.
Only the trees of which you know that they are not trees for food, you shall destroy and cut them down; and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it fall.
You shall not lend on interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of food, interest of anything that is lent on interest:
Your dead body shall be food to all birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth; and there shall be none to frighten them away.
"Pass through the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, 'Prepare food; for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it.'"
Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered [their food] under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
So the people took food in their hand, and their trumpets; and he sent all the men of Israel every man to his tent, but retained the three hundred men: and the camp of Midian was beneath him in the valley.
He said to them, "Out of the eater came forth food. Out of the strong came forth sweetness." They couldn't in three days declare the riddle.
Micah said to him, "Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten [pieces] of silver per year, a suit of clothing, and your food." So the Levite went in.
and we will take ten men of one hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and one hundred of one thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to get food for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have worked in Israel."
The men of Israel were distressed that day; for Saul had adjured the people, saying, "Cursed is the man who eats any food until it is evening, and I am avenged of my enemies." So none of the people tasted food.
Then one of the people answered, and said, "Your father directly commanded the people with an oath, saying, 'Cursed is the man who eats food this day.'" 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 ate no food the second day of the month; for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
He inquired of Yahweh for him, gave him food, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine."
but the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up together with him, and with his children. It ate of his own food, drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was to him like a daughter.
Jonadab said to him, "Lay down on your bed, and pretend to be sick. When your father comes to see you, tell him, 'Please let my sister Tamar come 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 your brother Amnon's house, and prepare food for him."
Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the food into the room, that I may eat from your hand." Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the room to Amnon her brother.
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.
Those officers provided food for king Solomon, and for all who came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking.
My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea. I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place that you shall appoint me, and will cause them to be broken up there, and you shall receive them. You shall accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household."
Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil. Solomon gave this 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 clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
They arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and appointed him food, and gave him land.
He arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the Mount of God.
Moreover those who were near to them, [even] as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on donkeys, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, food of meal, cakes of figs, and clusters of raisins, and wine, and oil, and cattle, and sheep in abundance: for there was joy in Israel.
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
He fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of food, and oil and wine.
He dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to every fortified city: and he gave them food in abundance. He sought [for them] many wives.
They gave money also to the masons, and to the carpenters; and food, and drink, and oil, to them of Sidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
In those days saw I in Judah some men treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading donkeys [therewith]; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all kinds of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified [against them] in the day in which they sold food.
The maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness from him. He quickly gave her cosmetics and her portions of food, and the seven choice maidens who were to be given her out of the king's house. He moved her and her maidens to the best place in the women's house.
Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in the unwalled towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a good day, and a day of sending presents of food to one another.
as the days in which the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending presents of food to one another, and gifts to the needy.
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
Doesn't the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?
yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him.
I haven't 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 donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children.
They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.
So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food.
For the ear tries words, as the palate tastes food.
For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.
Who provides for the raven his prey, when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?
Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.
My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
You have made us like sheep for food, and have scattered us among the nations.
They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.
My soul shall be satisfied as with the richest food. My mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,
They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.
They also gave me gall for my food. In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.
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