'Taste' in the Bible
Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
And make me food, good to the taste, such as is pleasing to me, and put it before me, so that I may have a meal and give you my blessing before death comes to me.
Go to the flock and get me two fat young goats; and I will make of them a meal to your father's taste:
So he went and got them and took them to his mother: and she made a meal to his father's taste.
And he made ready a meal, good to the taste, and took it to his father, and said to him, Let my father get up and take of his son's meat, so that you may give me a blessing.
And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Sweet is the memory of the fish we had in Egypt for nothing, and the fruit and green plants of every sort, sharp and pleasing to the taste:
And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
But the fig-tree said to them, Am I to give up my sweet taste and my good fruit and go waving over the trees?
And more than this, before the fat was burned, the priest's servant would come and say to the man who was making the offering, Give me some of the flesh to be cooked for the priest; he has no taste for meat cooked in water, but would have you give it uncooked.
And all the people were with Saul, about twenty thousand men, and the fight was general through all the hill-country of Ephraim; but Saul made a great error that day, by putting the people under an oath, saying, Let that man be cursed who takes food before evening comes and I have given punishment to those who are against me. So the people had not a taste of food.
Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die.
And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?
Then the captain whose arm was supporting the king said to the man of God, Even if the Lord made windows in heaven, would such a thing be possible? And he said, Your eyes will see it, but you will not have a taste of the food.
And that captain said to the man of God, Even if the Lord made windows in heaven, would such a thing be possible? And he said to him, Your eyes will see it, but you will not have a taste of the food.
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
though he savors it and delays swallowing it so he can taste it again and again in his mouth,
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste, but fools hate to turn from evil.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.
Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Awake, north wind; and come, you south! Blow on my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and taste his precious fruits. Lover
And in this mountain will the Lord of armies make for all peoples a feast of good things, a feast of wines long stored, of good things sweet to the taste, of wines long kept and tested.
Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:
And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
No man or animal, herd or flock, is to taste anything, graze, or drink water. Instead, let both man and animal clothe themselves with sackcloth and cry out to God forcefully. Let every person turn from his evil ways and from his tendency to do violence.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It's no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how can you restore its flavor? Keep on having salt among yourselves, and live in peace with one another."
I solemnly tell you that never again will I taste the produce of the vine till I shall drink the new wine in the Kingdom of God."
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
"Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
They went to the high priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to taste any food before we have killed Paul.
What soldier ever serves at his own cost? Who plants a vineyard and yet does not eat any of the grapes? Or who tends a herd of cattle and yet does not taste their milk?
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,
Feeling that it was better to undergo pain with the people of God, than for a short time to have a taste of the pleasures of sin;
if so be ye did taste that the Lord is gracious,
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. "Take it," he said, "and eat the whole of it. You will find it bitter when you have eaten it, although in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey."
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