Bread (Old Testament References)

 

The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition 270 results in 245 verses

Gen 3:19

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Gen 14:18

And Mel-chizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High.

Gen 18:5

while I fetch a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.”

Gen 19:3

But he urged them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Gen 21:14

So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

Gen 25:34

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Gen 27:17

and she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Gen 28:20

Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,

Gen 31:54

and Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain and called his kinsmen to eat bread; and they ate bread and tarried all night on the mountain.

Gen 41:54

and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen 41:55

When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.”

Gen 43:25

they made ready the present for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Gen 43:32

They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.

Gen 45:23

To his father he sent as follows: ten asses loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses loaded with grain, bread, and provision for his father on the journey.

Exod 2:20

He said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”

Exod 12:8

They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Exod 12:15

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; on the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses, for if any one eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.

Exod 12:17

And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt: therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as an ordinance for ever.

Exod 12:18

In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, and so until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.

Exod 12:20

You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.”

Exod 13:3

And Moses said to the people, “Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage, for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; no leavened bread shall be eaten.

Exod 13:6

Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord.

Exod 13:7

Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen with you, and no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory.

Exod 16:3

and said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Exod 16:4

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Exod 16:8

And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening flesh to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your murmurings which you murmur against him—what are we? Your murmurings are not against us but against the Lord.”

Exod 16:12

“I have heard the murmurings of the people of Israel; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”

Exod 16:15

When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.

Exod 16:22

On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers apiece; and when all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,

Exod 16:29

See! The Lord has given you the sabbath, therefore on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days; remain every man of you in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”

Exod 16:32

And Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”

Exod 18:12

And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, offered a burnt offering and sacrifices to God; and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.

Exod 23:15

You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread; as I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. None shall appear before me empty-handed.

Exod 23:18

“You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread, or let the fat of my feast remain until the morning.

Exod 23:25

You shall serve the Lord your God, and I will bless your bread and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

Exod 25:30

And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before me always.

Exod 29:2

and unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour.

Exod 29:23

and one loaf of bread, and one cake of bread with oil, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord;

Exod 29:32

and Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting.

Exod 29:34

And if any of the flesh for the ordination, or of the bread, remain until the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire; it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

Exod 34:18

“The feast of unleavened bread you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.

Exod 34:28

And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Exod 35:13

the table with its poles and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;

Exod 39:36

the table with all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;

Exod 40:23

and set the bread in order on it before the Lord; as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Lev 7:13

With the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving he shall bring his offering with cakes of leavened bread.

Lev 8:2

“Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread;

Lev 8:26

and out of the basket of unleavened bread which was before the Lord he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of bread with oil, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat and on the right thigh;

Lev 8:31

And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the flesh at the door of the tent of meeting, and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of ordination offerings, as I commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it’;

Lev 8:32

and what remains of the flesh and the bread you shall burn with fire.

Lev 21:6

They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the offerings by fire to the Lord, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.

Lev 21:8

You shall consecrate him, for he offers the bread of your God; he shall be holy to you; for I the Lord, who sanctify you, am holy.

Lev 21:17

“Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God.

Lev 21:21

no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.

Lev 21:22

He may eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy things,

Lev 22:25

neither shall you offer as the bread of your God any such animals gotten from a foreigner. Since there is a blemish in them, because of their mutilation, they will not be accepted for you.”

Lev 23:6

And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.

Lev 23:14

And you shall eat neither bread nor grain parched or fresh until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:17

You shall bring from your dwellings two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah; they shall be of fine flour, they shall be baked with leaven, as first fruits to the Lord.

Lev 23:18

And you shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, and one young bull, and two rams; they shall be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their cereal offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the Lord.

Lev 23:20

And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the first fruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs; they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.

Lev 24:7

And you shall put pure frankincense with each row, that it may go with the bread as a memorial portion to be offered by fire to the Lord.

Lev 26:5

And your threshing shall last to the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last to the time for sowing; and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land securely.

Lev 26:26

When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and shall deliver your bread again by weight; and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.

Num 4:7

And over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put upon it the plates, the dishes for incense, the bowls, and the flagons for the drink offering; the continual bread also shall be on it;

Num 6:15

and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, and their cereal offering and their drink offerings.

Num 6:17

and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offering to the Lord, with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall offer also its cereal offering and its drink offering.

Num 9:11

In the second month on the fourteenth day in the evening they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Num 14:9

Only, do not rebel against the Lord; and do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us; their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.”

Num 28:17

And on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast; seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

Deut 8:3

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.

Deut 8:9

a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

Deut 9:9

When I went up the mountain to receive the tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water.

Deut 9:18

Then I lay prostrate before the Lord as before, forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all the sin which you had committed, in doing what was evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

Deut 16:3

You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat it with unleavened bread, the bread of affliction—for you came out of the land of Egypt in hurried flight—that all the days of your life you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.

Deut 16:8

For six days you shall eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the Lord your God; you shall do no work on it.

Deut 16:16

“Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God at the place which he will choose: at the feast of unleavened bread, at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of booths. They shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed;

Deut 23:4

because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

Deut 29:6

you have not eaten bread, and you have not drunk wine or strong drink; that you may know that I am the Lord your God.

Josh 9:12

Here is our bread; it was still warm when we took it from our houses as our food for the journey, on the day we set forth to come to you, but now, behold, it is dry and moldy;

Judg 7:13

When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade; and he said, “Behold, I dreamed a dream; and lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.”

Judg 8:5

So he said to the men of Succoth, “Pray, give loaves of bread to the people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”

Judg 8:6

And the officials of Succoth said, “Are Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your army?”

Judg 8:15

And he came to the men of Succoth, and said, “Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me, saying, ‘Are Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are faint?’”

Judg 19:5

And on the fourth day they arose early in the morning, and he prepared to go; but the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Strengthen your heart with a morsel of bread, and after that you may go.”

Judg 19:19

We have straw and provender for our asses, with bread and wine for me and your maidservant and the young man with your servants; there is no lack of anything.”

Ruth 2:14

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here, and eat some bread, and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her parched grain; and she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.

1 Sam 2:5

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.

1 Sam 2:36

And every one who is left in your house shall come to implore him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread, and shall say, “Put me, I pray you, in one of the priest’s places, that I may eat a morsel of bread.”’”

1 Sam 9:7

Then Saul said to his servant, “But if we go, what can we bring the man? For the bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What have we?”

1 Sam 10:3

Then you shall go on from there further and come to the oak of Tabor; three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three kids, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine.

1 Sam 10:4

And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand.

1 Sam 16:20

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a skin of wine and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Saul.

1 Sam 21:3

Now then, what have you at hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here.”

1 Sam 21:4

And the priest answered David, “I have no common bread at hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.”

1 Sam 21:6

So the priest gave him the holy bread; for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the Lord, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away.

1 Sam 22:13

And Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, so that he has risen against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?”

1 Sam 25:11

Shall I take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men who come from I do not know where?”

1 Sam 28:22

Now therefore, you also hearken to your handmaid; let me set a morsel of bread before you; and eat, that you may have strength when you go on your way.”

1 Sam 28:24

Now the woman had a fatted calf in the house, and she quickly killed it, and she took flour, and kneaded it and baked unleavened bread of it,

1 Sam 30:11

They found an Egyptian in the open country, and brought him to David; and they gave him bread and he ate, they gave him water to drink,

1 Sam 30:12

and they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. And when he had eaten, his spirit revived; for he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights.

2 Sam 3:29

May it fall upon the head of Joab, and upon all his father’s house; and may the house of Joab never be without one who has a discharge, or who is leprous, or who holds a spindle, or who is slain by the sword, or who lacks bread!”

2 Sam 3:35

Then all the people came to persuade David to eat bread while it was yet day; but David swore, saying, “God do so to me and more also, if I taste bread or anything else till the sun goes down!”

2 Sam 6:19

and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people departed, each to his house.

2 Sam 9:10

And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him, and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s son may have bread to eat; but Mephibosheth your master’s son shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

2 Sam 13:5

Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed, and pretend to be ill; and when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.’”

2 Sam 16:1

When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine.

2 Sam 16:2

And the king said to Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, “The asses are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine for those who faint in the wilderness to drink.”

1 Kings 7:48

So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of the Lord: the golden altar, the golden table for the bread of the Presence,

1 Kings 13:8

And the man of God said to the king, “If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place;

1 Kings 13:9

for so was it commanded me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘You shall neither eat bread, nor drink water, nor return by the way that you came.’”

1 Kings 13:15

Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.”

1 Kings 13:16

And he said, “I may not return with you, or go in with you; neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place;

1 Kings 13:17

for it was said to me by the word of the Lord, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.’”

1 Kings 13:18

And he said to him, “I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.’” But he lied to him.

1 Kings 13:19

So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house, and drank water.

1 Kings 13:22

but have come back, and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which he said to you, “Eat no bread, and drink no water”; your body shall not come to the tomb of your fathers.’”

1 Kings 13:23

And after he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled the ass for the prophet whom he had brought back.

1 Kings 17:6

And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.

1 Kings 17:11

And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

1 Kings 18:4

and when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

1 Kings 18:13

Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord, how I hid a hundred men of the Lord‘S prophets by fifties in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

1 Kings 21:7

And Jezebel his wife said to him, “Do you now govern Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”

1 Kings 22:27

and say, ‘Thus says the king, “Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with scant fare of bread and water, until I come in peace.”’”

2 Kings 4:42

A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And Elisha said, “Give to the men, that they may eat.”

2 Kings 6:22

He answered, “You shall not slay them. Would you slay those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.”

2 Kings 18:32

until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, that you may live, and not die. And do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you by saying, The Lord will deliver us.

2 Kings 23:9

However, the priests of the high places did not come up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brethren.

1 Chron 16:3

and distributed to all Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.

1 Chron 23:29

to assist also with the showbread, the flour for the cereal offering, the wafers of unleavened bread, the baked offering, the offering mixed with oil, and all measures of quantity or size.

2 Chron 4:19

So Solomon made all the things that were in the house of God: the golden altar, the tables for the bread of the Presence,

2 Chron 8:13

as the duty of each day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses for the sabbaths, the new moons, and the three annual feasts—the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of weeks, and the feast of tabernacles.

2 Chron 18:26

and say, ‘Thus says the king, Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with scant fare of bread and water, until I return in peace.’”

2 Chron 30:13

And many people came together in Jerusalem to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great assembly.

2 Chron 30:21

And the people of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness; and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with all their might to the Lord.

2 Chron 35:17

And the people of Israel who were present kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

Ezra 6:22

And they kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy; for the Lord had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Ezra 10:6

Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God, and went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib, where he spent the night, neither eating bread nor drinking water; for he was mourning over the faithlessness of the exiles.

Neh 9:15

Thou didst give them bread from heaven for their hunger and bring forth water for them from the rock for their thirst, and thou didst tell them to go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.

Neh 13:2

for they did not meet the children of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them—yet our God turned the curse into a blessing.

Tobit 1:17

I would give my bread to the hungry and my clothing to the naked; and if I saw any one of my people dead and thrown out behind the wall of Nineveh, I would bury him.

Tobit 4:16

Give of your bread to the hungry, and of your clothing to the naked. Give all your surplus to charity, and do not let your eye begrudge the gift when you made it.

Tobit 4:17

Place your bread on the grave of the righteous, but give none to sinners.

Jdth 10:5

And she gave her maid a bottle of wine and a flask of oil, and filled a bag with parched grain and a cake of dried fruit and fine bread; and she wrapped up all her vessels and gave them to her to carry.

Job 3:24

For my sighing comes as my bread, and my groanings are poured out like water.

Job 15:23

He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’ He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand;

Job 22:7

You have given no water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Job 28:5

As for the earth, out of it comes bread; but underneath it is turned up as by fire.

Job 33:20

so that his life loathes bread, and his appetite dainty food.

Job 42:11

Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house; and they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.

Ps 14:4

Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord?

Ps 37:25

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread.

Ps 41:9

Even my bosom friend in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted his heel against me.

Ps 53:4

Have those who work evil no understanding, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon God?

Ps 78:20

He smote the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread, or provide meat for his people?”

Ps 78:25

Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance.

Ps 80:5

Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.

Ps 102:4

My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; I forget to eat my bread.

Ps 102:9

For I eat ashes like bread, and mingle tears with my drink,

Ps 104:15

and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

Ps 105:16

When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread,

Ps 105:40

They asked, and he brought quails, and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.

Ps 127:2

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Ps 132:15

I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Prov 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Prov 6:26

for a harlot may be hired for a loaf of bread, but an adulteress stalks a man’s very life.

Prov 9:5

“Come, eat of my breadand drink of the wine I have mixed.

Prov 9:17

“Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

Prov 12:9

Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.

Prov 12:11

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense.

Prov 20:13

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

Prov 20:17

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.

Prov 22:9

He who has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Prov 23:6

Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies;

Prov 25:21

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Prov 28:19

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

Prov 28:21

To show partiality is not good; but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.

Prov 31:27

She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Eccles 9:7

Go, eat your bread with enjoyment, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already approved what you do.

Eccles 9:11

Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.

Eccles 10:19

Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.

Eccles 11:1

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Wisd of Sol 16:20

Instead of these things thou didst give thy people food of angels, and without their toil thou didst supply them from heaven with bread ready to eat, providing every pleasure and suited to every taste.

Wisd of Sol 16:21

For thy sustenance manifested thy sweetness toward thy children; and the bread, ministering to the desire of the one who took it, was changed to suit every one’s liking.

Sirach 10:27

Better is a man who works and has an abundance of everything, than one who goes about boasting, but lacks bread.

Sirach 12:5

Do good to the humble, but do not give to the ungodly; hold back his bread, and do not give it to him, lest by means of it he subdue you; for you will receive twice as much evil for all the good which you do to him.

Sirach 14:10

A stingy man’s eye begrudges bread, and it is lacking at his table.

Sirach 15:3

She will feed him with the bread of understanding, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.

Sirach 20:16

A fool will say, “I have no friend, and there is no gratitude for my good deeds; those who eat my bread speak unkindly.”

Sirach 23:17

To a fornicator all bread tastes sweet; he will never cease until he dies.

Sirach 29:21

The essentials for life are water and breadand clothing and a house to cover one’s nakedness.

Sirach 33:24

Fodder and a stick and burdens for an ass; bread and discipline and work for a servant.

Sirach 34:21

The bread of the needy is the life of the poor; whoever deprives them of it is a man of blood.

Sirach 45:20

He added glory to Aaron and gave him a heritage; he allotted to him the first of the first fruits, he prepared bread of first fruits in abundance;

Isa 3:1

For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah stay and staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water;

Isa 3:7

in that day he will speak out, saying: “I will not be a healer; in my house there is neither bread nor mantle; you shall not make me leader of the people.”

Isa 4:1

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.”

Isa 21:14

To the thirsty bring water, meet the fugitive with bread, O inhabitants of the land of Tema.

Isa 28:28

Does one crush bread grain? No, he does not thresh it for ever; when he drives his cart wheel over it with his horses, he does not crush it.

Isa 30:20

And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.

Isa 33:16

he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him, his water will be sure.

Isa 36:17

until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

Isa 44:15

Then it becomes fuel for a man; he takes a part of it and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread; also he makes a god and worships it, he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.

Isa 44:19

No one considers, nor is there knowledge or discernment to say, “Half of it I burned in the fire, I also baked bread on its coals, I roasted flesh and have eaten; and shall I make the residue of it an abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?”

Isa 51:14

He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the Pit, neither shall his bread fail.

Isa 55:2

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness.

Isa 55:10

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

Isa 58:7

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Jer 16:7

No one shall break bread for the mourner, to comfort him for the dead; nor shall any one give him the cup of consolation to drink for his father or his mother.

Jer 37:21

So King Zedekiah gave orders, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guard; and a loaf of bread was given him daily from the bakers’ street, until all the bread of the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.

Jer 38:9

“My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they did to Jeremiah the prophet by casting him into the cistern; and he will die there of hunger, for there is no bread left in the city.”

Jer 41:1

In the seventh month, Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, of the royal family, one of the chief officers of the king, came with ten men to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, at Mizpah. As they ate bread together there at Mizpah,

Jer 42:14

and saying, ‘No, we will go to the land of Egypt, where we shall not see war, or hear the sound of the trumpet, or be hungry for bread, and we will dwell there,’

Lam 1:11

All her people groan as they search for bread; they trade their treasures for food to revive their strength. “Look, O Lord, and behold, for I am despised.”

Lam 2:12

They cry to their mothers, “Where is bread and wine?” as they faint like wounded men in the streets of the city, as their life is poured out on their mothers’ bosom.

Lam 5:6

We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria, to get bread enough.

Lam 5:9

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.

Ezek 4:9

“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt, and put them into a single vessel, and make bread of them. During the number of days that you lie upon your side, three hundred and ninety days, you shall eat it.

Ezek 4:13

And the Lord said, “Thus shall the people of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations whither I will drive them.”

Ezek 4:15

Then he said to me, “See, I will let you have cow’s dung instead of human dung, on which you may prepare your bread.”

Ezek 4:16

Moreover he said to me, “Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem; they shall eat bread by weight and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure and in dismay.

Ezek 4:17

I will do this that they may lack bread and water, and look at one another in dismay, and waste away under their punishment.

Ezek 5:16

when I loose against you my deadly arrows of famine, arrows for destruction, which I will loose to destroy you, and when I bring more and more famine upon you, and break your staff of bread.

Ezek 12:18

“Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink water with trembling and with fearfulness;

Ezek 12:19

and say of the people of the land, Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread with fearfulness, and drink water in dismay, because their land will be stripped of all it contains, on account of the violence of all those who dwell in it.

Ezek 13:19

You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, putting to death persons who should not die and keeping alive persons who should not live, by your lies to my people, who listen to lies.

Ezek 14:13

“Son of man, when a land sins against me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out my hand against it, and break its staff of bread and send famine upon it, and cut off from it man and beast,

Ezek 16:19

Also my bread which I gave you—I fed you with fine flour and oil and honey—you set before them for a pleasing odor, says the Lord GOD.

Ezek 18:7

does not oppress any one, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment,

Ezek 18:16

does not wrong any one, exacts no pledge, commits no robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment,

Ezek 24:17

Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of mourners.”

Ezek 24:22

And you shall do as I have done; you shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of mourners.

Ezek 44:3

Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; he shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way.”

Ezek 45:21

“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall celebrate the feast of the passover, and for seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten.

Dan 14:33

Now the prophet Habakkuk was in Judea. He had boiled pottage and had broken bread into a bowl, and was going into the field to take it to the reapers.

Hos 2:5

For their mother has played the harlot; she that conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’

Hos 9:4

They shall not pour libations of wine to the Lord; and they shall not please him with their sacrifices. Their bread shall be like mourners’ bread; all who eat of it shall be defiled; for their bread shall be for their hunger only; it shall not come to the house of the Lord.

Amos 4:6

“I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places, yet you did not return to me,” says the Lord.

Amos 7:12

And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there;

Amos 8:11

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Haggai 2:12

‘If one carries holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and touches with his skirt bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any kind of food, does it become holy?’” The priests answered, “No.”

1 Macc 1:22

He took also the table for the bread of the Presence, the cups for drink offerings, the bowls, the golden censers, the curtain, the crowns, and the gold decoration on the front of the temple; he stripped it all off.

1 Macc 4:51

They placed the bread on the table and hung up the curtains. Thus they finished all the work they had undertaken.

2 Macc 10:3

They purified the sanctuary, and made another altar of sacrifice; then, striking fire out of flint, they offered sacrifices, after a lapse of two years, and they burned incense and lighted lamps and set out the bread of the Presence.

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