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232 Bible Verses about Food

Want to know what the Bible says about Food? Here are 232 Bible verses about Food from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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Genesis 1:29 NIV
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
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John 6:35 NIV
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
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Genesis 9:3 NIV
Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
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1 Corinthians 8:8 NIV
But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
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1 Timothy 4:4-5 NIV
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
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Matthew 4:4 NIV
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
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Ecclesiastes 9:7 NIV
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
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Proverbs 15:17 NIV
Better a small serving of vegetables with love
    than a fattened calf with hatred.
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Isaiah 1:19 NIV
If you are willing and obedient,
    you will eat the good things of the land;
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John 6:27 NIV
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
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Matthew 6:25 NIV
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
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Matthew 5:6 NIV
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
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Proverbs 25:27 NIV
It is not good to eat too much honey,
    nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
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Genesis 1:30 NIV
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food. ” And it was so.
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Malachi 3:10 NIV
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
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Colossians 2:16-17 NIV
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
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Genesis 43:11 NIV
Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift —a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.
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Proverbs 16:24 NIV
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
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Proverbs 27:7 NIV
One who is full loathes honey from the comb,
    but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
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