"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you
shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall
put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What
shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?'
And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does
your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a
the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a
glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet
wisdom is justified by her deeds."
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his
disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to
how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence,
which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him,
but only for the priests?
Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."
And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets
full of the broken pieces left over.
And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and
"Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they
do not wash their hands when they eat."
These are what defile a man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not
defile a man."
She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from
their masters' table."
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion
on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have
nothing to eat; and I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they
faint on the way."
And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets
full of the broken pieces left over.
Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the
and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the
Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus,
saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?"
and as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it,
and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body."
Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around
his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey.
And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with
sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat
with tax collectors and sinners?"
how he entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and
ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the
priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?"
and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.
And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told
them to give her something to eat.
And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and
rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure
even to eat.
send them away, to go into the country and villages round about and buy
themselves something to eat."
But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." And they said
to him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and
give it to them to eat?"
And they all ate and were satisfied.
And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.
they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is,
(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their
hands, observing the tradition of the elders;
and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they
purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they
observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.)
And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not
live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands
But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat
the children's crumbs."
In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had
nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him, and said to them,
"I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now
three days, and have nothing to eat;
And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up the broken pieces
left over, seven baskets full.
And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his
disciples heard it.
And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the
passover lamb, his disciples said to him, "Where will you have us go
and prepare for you to eat the passover?"
and wherever he enters, say to the householder, `The Teacher says,
Where is my guest room, where I am to eat the passover with my
And as they were at table eating, Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, one
of you will betray me, one who is eating with me."
And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it,
and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body."
for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate
nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry.
And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples,
saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer
prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and
On a sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his
disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their
how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the bread of the
Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and
also gave it to those with him?"
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and
you say, `He has a demon.'
The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a
glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the
Pharisee's house, and took his place at table.
And her spirit returned, and she got up at once; and he directed that
something should be given her to eat.
But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We
have no more than five loaves and two fish--unless we are to go and buy
food for all these people."
And all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over,
twelve baskets of broken pieces.
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide,
for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house.
Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many
years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.'
And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be
anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what
you shall put on.
And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be
of anxious mind.
But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,'
and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and
drink and get drunk,
Then you will begin to say, `We ate and drank in your presence, and you
taught in our streets.'
When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to
him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives
sinners and eats with them."
And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one
gave him anything.
and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry;
Will he not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, and gird
yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall
eat and drink'?
They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until
the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed
Likewise as it was in the days of Lot--they ate, they drank, they
bought, they sold, they planted, they built,
So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the passover for
us, that we may eat it."
and tell the householder, `The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest
room, where I am to eat the passover with my disciples?'
And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover
with you before I suffer;
for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom
that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on
thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to
them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
and he took it and ate before them.
Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to
him, Jesus said to Philip, "How are we to buy bread, so that these
people may eat?"
And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up
the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost."
So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from
the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten.
However, boats from Tiberi-as came near the place where they ate the
bread after the Lord had given thanks.
Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me, not
because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `He gave
them bread from heaven to eat.'"
Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of
it and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of
this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for
the life of the world is my flesh."
The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man
give us his flesh to eat?"
So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the
flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you;
he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will
raise him up at the last day.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he
who eats me will live because of me.
This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers
ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever."
I am not speaking of you all; I know whom I have chosen; it is that the
scripture may be fulfilled, `He who ate my bread has lifted his heel
Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the praetorium. It
was early. They themselves did not enter the praetorium, so that they
might not be defiled, but might eat the passover.
And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
And he became hungry and desired something to eat; but while they were
preparing it, he fell into a trance
And there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."
But Peter said, "No, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is
common or unclean."
not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses,
who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
saying, "Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?"
And I heard a voice saying to me, `Rise, Peter; kill and eat.'
Immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he did not give God
the glory; and he was eaten by worms and died.
And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed
with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.
When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath
neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
But do not yield to them; for more than forty of their men lie in
ambush for him, having bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor
drink till they have killed him; and now they are ready, waiting for
the promise from you."
And when he had said this, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in
the presence of all he broke it and began to eat.
Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves.
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out
the wheat into the sea.
One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only
Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who
abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him.
He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who
eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he
who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.
If your brother is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer
walking in love. Do not let what you eat cause the ruin of one for whom
Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is
indeed clean, but it is wrong for any one to make others fall by what
it is right not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that makes
your brother stumble.
But he who has doubts is condemned, if he eats, because he does not act
from faith; for whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the
name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an
idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber--not even to eat with such a one.
Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an
idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one."
However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through being
hitherto accustomed to idols, eat food as really offered to an idol;
and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat,
and no better off if we do.
For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's
temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat
food offered to idols?
Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat
meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard
without eating any of its fruit? Who tends a flock without getting some
of the milk?
and all ate the same supernatural food
Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people
sat down to eat and drink and rose up to dance."
Consider the people of Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices
partners in the altar?
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on
the ground of conscience.
If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to
go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the
ground of conscience.
I mean his conscience, not yours--do not eat it.) For why should my
liberty be determined by another man's scruples?
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory
When you meet together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat.
For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal, and one is hungry
and another is drunk.
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the
church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to
you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the
Lord's death until he comes.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in
an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of
Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and
drinks judgment upon himself.
So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one
if any one is hungry, let him eat at home--lest you come together to be
condemned. About the other things I will give directions when I come.
What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus?
If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
For before certain men came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but
when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the
we did not eat any one's bread without paying, but with toil and labor
we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you.
For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: If any one
will not work, let him not eat.
and their talk will eat its way like gangrene. Among them are
Hymenaeus and Philetus,
We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to
Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence
against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up
treasure for the last days.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To him who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is
in the paradise of God.'
But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the
teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before
the sons of Israel, that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and
But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who
calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and beguiling my servants to
practice immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and
opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll; and
he said to me, "Take it and eat; it will be bitter to your stomach, but
sweet as honey in your mouth."
And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it; it
was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was
to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty
men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men,
both free and slave, both small and great."