Bible verses about food | MKJV

Bible verses about "food" | MKJV

Daniel 1:1-21

1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god. And he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. 3 And the king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs that he should bring some of the sons of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the rulers; 4 sons in whom was no blemish, but who were handsome and skillful in all wisdom; and who had knowledge and understanding, even those who were able to stand in the king's palace, and to whom they might teach the writing and the language of the Chaldeans. 5 And the king gave them the portion of a day in its day from the king's food, and the wine which he drank, even to rear them three years, so that at their end they might stand before the king. 6 And among them were four of the sons of Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 7 to whom the ruler of the eunuchs gave names. For he called Daniel, Belteshazzar; and Hananiah, Shadrach; and Mishael, Meshach; and Azariah, Abednego. 8 But Daniel laid on his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank. So he asked permission of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9 And God had given Daniel kindness and compassion before the chief of the eunuchs. 10 And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who has chosen your food and your drink. For why should he see your faces worse looking than the boys who are of your kind? Then you would forfeit my head to the king. 11 And Daniel said to Melzar, whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12 I beg you, try your servants ten days. And let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then let our appearance be seen before you, and the appearance of the boys who eat of the king's food. And as you see, deal with your servants. 14 So he listened to them in this matter, and tried them for ten days. 15 And at the end of ten days their faces looked fairer and fatter in flesh than all the boys who had eaten the king's food. 16 So Melzar took away their part of the food, and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables. 17 As for these four boys, God gave them knowledge and skill in all writing and wisdom. And Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18 And at the end of the days that the king had said he would bring them in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 And the king talked with them. And among them all were found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. So they stood before the king. 20 And in any matters of wisdom and understanding that the king asked them, he found them ten times better than all the horoscopists and conjurers who were in all his kingdom. 21 And Daniel continued to the first year of King Cyrus.

Isaiah 1:19

19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Proverbs 23:21

21 for the drunkard and the glutton lose all, and sleepiness shall clothe a man with rags.

1 Timothy 4:2-3

2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, being seared in their own conscience, 3 forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Mark 7:14-23

14 And calling near all the crowd, He said to them, Listen to Me, every one of you, and understand. 15 There is nothing from outside a man which entering into him can defile him. But the things which come out of him, those are the ones that defile the man. 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. 17 And when He had entered into the house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable. 18 And He said to them, Are you also without understanding? Do you not perceive that whatever enters into the man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the waste-bowl, purifying all food? 20 And He said, That which comes out of the man is what defiles the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things pass out from inside and defile the man.

Acts 10:10-14

10 And he became very hungry and desired to eat. But while they made ready, an ecstasy fell on him. 11 And he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a sheet coming down to him, being bound at the four corners and let down to the earth; 12 in which were all the four-footed animals of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the reptiles, and the birds of the heaven. 13 And a voice came to him, saying, Rise, Peter! Kill and eat! 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.

Psalms 104:15

15 and wine cheers the heart of man, and oil makes his face shine, and bread sustains the heart of man.

Leviticus 11:1-30

1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, 2 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, These are the animals which you shall eat among all the animals that are in the earth. 3 Whatever divides the hoof, and is cloven-footed, chewing the cud, among the animals, that you shall eat. 4 Only, you shall not eat these of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: the camel, for he chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; he is unclean to you. 5 And the rock badger, because he chews the cud, but does not divide the hoof; he is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because he chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; he is unclean to you. 7 And the swine, though he divides the hoof and is cloven-footed, yet he does not chew the cud; he is unclean to you. 8 You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their dead body. They are unclean to you. 9 These you shall eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them you shall eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing that is in the waters, they shall be an abomination to you. 11 They shall even be an abomination to you. You shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall have their carcasses in abomination. 12 Whatever has no fins nor scales in the waters shall be an abomination to you. 13 And you shall have these in abomination among the fowls. They shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the black vulture, and the bearded vulture, 14 and the kite, and the falcon, according to its kind; 15 every raven according to its kind; 16 and the ostrich, and the great owl, and the gull, and small hawks, according to its kind, 17 and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the eared owl; 18 and the barn owl, and the pelican, and the owl-vulture; 19 and the stork, the heron according to its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. 20 Every flying swarming creature going on all four, it is an abomination to you. 21 Yet you may eat these of any flying swarming thing that goes on all four, those which have legs above their feet, to leap with on the earth. 22 You may eat these of them: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the long horned locust after its kind, and the short horned grasshopper after its kind. 23 But every other flying swarming thing which has four feet shall be an abomination to you. 24 And you shall be unclean for these. Whoever touches their dead body shall be unclean until the evening. 25 And whoever carries the carcass of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; 26 even every living thing which divides the hoof, and is not cloven-footed, nor chews the cud, they are unclean to you. Everyone that touches them shall be unclean. 27 And whatever goes on its paws, among all the living things that go on all four, those are unclean to you. Whoever touches their dead body shall be unclean until the evening. 28 And he that carries their dead bodies shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. They are unclean to you. 29 These also shall be unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind; 30 and the gecko, and the monitor, and the lizard, and the sand lizard, and chameleon.

Proverbs 15:17

17 Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.

John 6:35

35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes on Me shall never thirst.

Isaiah 66:15-18

15 For, behold, Jehovah will come with fire, and with His chariots like a tempest, to refresh His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by His sword Jehovah will execute judgment with all flesh; and the slain of Jehovah will be many. 17 Those who sanctify themselves, and purify themselves to go into the gardens, behind one tree in the middle, eating swine's flesh, and the hateful thing, and the mouse, will be cut off together, says Jehovah. 18 For I know their works and their thoughts; it comes to gather all the nations and the tongues; and they will come and see My glory.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21

20 But I say that the things which the nations sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. And I do not desire that you should have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot be partakers of the Lord's table and of a table of demons.

Genesis 1:30

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to every creeper on the earth which has in it a living soul every green plant is for food; and it was so.

Isaiah 65:3-6

3 a people who without ceasing provoke Me to anger to My face; who sacrifice in gardens, and burn incense on the bricks; 4 a people who remain among the graves, and sleep in the tombs, who eat swine's flesh, and broth from hateful things in their vessels; 5 who say, Keep to yourself, do not come near me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burns all the day. 6 Behold, it is written before Me; I will not be silent, except I will repay; yea, I will repay into their bosom

Romans 14:1-23

1 And receive him who is weak in the faith, but not to judgments of your thoughts. 2 For indeed one believes to eat all things; but being weak, another eats vegetables. 3 Do not let him who eats despise him who does not eat; and do not let him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has received him. 4 Who are you that judges another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. But he will stand, for God is able to make him stand. 5 One indeed esteems a day above another day; and another esteems every day alike. Let each one be fully assured in his own mind. 6 He who regards the day regards it to the Lord; and he not regarding the day, does not regard it to the Lord. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, does not eat to the Lord, and gives God thanks. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For both if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore both if we live, and if we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For this Christ both died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 But why do you judge your brother? Or also why do you despise your brother? For all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God." 12 So then each one of us will give account concerning himself to God. 13 Then let us not judge one another any more, but rather judge this, not to put a stumbling-block or an offense toward his brother. 14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing by itself is common; except to him who esteems anything to be common, it is common. 15 But if your brother is grieved with your food, you no longer walk according to love. Do not with your food destroy him for whom Christ died. 16 Then do not let your good be spoken evil of, 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men. 19 So then let us pursue the things of peace, and the things for building up one another. 20 Do not undo the work of God for food. Truly, all things indeed are clean, but it is bad to the man eating because of a stumbling-block. 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything by which your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak. 22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Blessed is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But, the one doubting, if he eats, he has been condemned, because it is not of faith; and all that is not of faith is sin.

Isaiah 17:10-11

10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the Rock of your strength, therefore you shall plant pleasant plants and shall sow it a fresh shoot. 11 In the day of your planting you fence it in; and in the morning you make your seed sprout. But the harvest shall be a heap in that day of grief and dying pain.

1 Corinthians 8:8

8 But food does not commend us to God. For neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

Leviticus 19:19

19 You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with different kinds. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed. And you shall not allow clothing mixed of linen and wool to come on you.

1 Corinthians 15:38-39

38 And God gives it a body as it has pleased Him, and to each of the seeds its own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh; but one kind of flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another of fish, and another of birds.

Genesis 1:29

29 And God said, Behold! I have given you every herb seeding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree seeding seed; to you it shall be for food.

Genesis 9:3

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herb.

1 Corinthians 10:31

31 Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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