bible verses about Food

Bible Verses About Food - Nourishing Your Body and Soul

At the heart of the Bible is the message of love, peace, and salvation. But did you know that the Bible also talks about the importance of food in our lives? From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the Passover feast and the Last Supper, the Bible is full of references to food and its significance. Our collection of Bible verses about food is a powerful reminder that what we eat matters, not just for our physical health but also for our spiritual well-being. Whether you're looking for inspiration for healthy eating or want to deepen your relationship with God through mindful nourishment, our Bible verses about food will guide you on your journey.

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87 Bible Scriptures about Food

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.

Genesis, Chapter: 6, Verse: 21

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And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

Genesis, Chapter: 18, Verse: 6

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And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

Genesis, Chapter: 25, Verse: 30

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Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis, Chapter: 25, Verse: 34

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And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Genesis, Chapter: 26, Verse: 30

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And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

Genesis, Chapter: 27, Verse: 4

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Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

Genesis, Chapter: 27, Verse: 9

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And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 46

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And that food shall be for 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.

Genesis, Chapter: 41, Verse: 36

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And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 2

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And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 10

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And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 33

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And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Genesis, Chapter: 43, Verse: 2

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If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

Genesis, Chapter: 43, Verse: 4

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And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

Genesis, Chapter: 43, Verse: 20

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And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

Genesis, Chapter: 43, Verse: 32

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And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 25

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And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

Exodus, Chapter: 2, Verse: 20

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Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

Exodus, Chapter: 12, Verse: 9

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And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.

Exodus, Chapter: 12, Verse: 34

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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, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.

Exodus, Chapter: 12, Verse: 39

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And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

Exodus, Chapter: 16, Verse: 21

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And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

Leviticus, Chapter: 2, Verse: 4

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And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S.

Leviticus, Chapter: 3, Verse: 16

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And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

Leviticus, Chapter: 23, Verse: 6

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And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

Leviticus, Chapter: 26, Verse: 10

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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.

Numbers, Chapter: 11, Verse: 8

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Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Numbers, Chapter: 11, Verse: 13

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And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

Numbers, Chapter: 11, Verse: 21

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Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.

Numbers, Chapter: 15, Verse: 9

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And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.

Numbers, Chapter: 28, Verse: 5

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And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,

Numbers, Chapter: 28, Verse: 28

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These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 14, Verse: 4

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These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 14, Verse: 9

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Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 14, Verse: 11

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This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy:

Joshua, Chapter: 9, Verse: 12

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And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart: and the damsel's father said, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. And they tarried until afternoon, and they did eat both of them.

Judges, Chapter: 19, Verse: 8

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And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

Ruth, Chapter: 2, Verse: 14

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And the cook took up the shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 9, Verse: 24

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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.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 35

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Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 9, Verse: 10

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And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 29

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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?

2 Samuel, Chapter: 19, Verse: 35

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And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,

1 Kings, Chapter: 4, Verse: 22

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And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.

1 Kings, Chapter: 4, Verse: 27

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Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.

1 Kings, Chapter: 13, Verse: 15

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And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back.

1 Kings, Chapter: 13, Verse: 23

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And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

1 Kings, Chapter: 19, Verse: 6

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And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.

2 Kings, Chapter: 4, Verse: 8

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And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.

2 Kings, Chapter: 4, Verse: 38

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And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 12, Verse: 39

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And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

Proverbs, Chapter: 27, Verse: 27

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She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 27

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Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 31, Verse: 5

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And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 4, Verse: 10

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Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 16, Verse: 27

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Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 27, Verse: 17

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And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of the holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 48, Verse: 18

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And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.

Daniel, Chapter: 1, Verse: 5

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Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

Daniel, Chapter: 1, Verse: 12

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And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

Matthew, Chapter: 14, Verse: 15

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And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

Matthew, Chapter: 15, Verse: 33

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Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

Matthew, Chapter: 16, Verse: 9

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Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

Matthew, Chapter: 21, Verse: 18

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And they did all eat, and were filled.

Mark, Chapter: 6, Verse: 42

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Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?

Mark, Chapter: 7, Verse: 5

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And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

Mark, Chapter: 8, Verse: 3

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And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

Mark, Chapter: 8, Verse: 4

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And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

Mark, Chapter: 11, Verse: 12

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And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.

Luke, Chapter: 9, Verse: 12

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Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

Luke, Chapter: 14, Verse: 16

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And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.

Luke, Chapter: 22, Verse: 8

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(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

John, Chapter: 4, Verse: 8

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But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

John, Chapter: 4, Verse: 32

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Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

John, Chapter: 4, Verse: 33

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Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

John, Chapter: 6, Verse: 7

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Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

John, Chapter: 6, Verse: 13

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But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

Acts, Chapter: 10, Verse: 14

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That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Acts, Chapter: 15, Verse: 29

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And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Acts, Chapter: 16, Verse: 34

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Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

Acts, Chapter: 27, Verse: 36

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He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

Romans, Chapter: 14, Verse: 6

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But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 8, Verse: 8

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Have we not power to eat and to drink?

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 9, Verse: 4

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Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 10, Verse: 25

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If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 10, Verse: 27

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Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 10, Verse: 31

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