if I have eaten its produce without paying,
For I eat ashes as if they were bread,
“I have been with you for the past twenty years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks.
You were adorned with gold and silver, while your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidery. You ate the finest flour, honey, and olive oil. You became extremely beautiful and attained the position of royalty.
I ate no choice food; no meat or wine came to my lips,
When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant that the Lord made with you, I remained there
Then I again fell down before the Lord for forty days and nights; I ate and drank nothing because of all the sin you had committed, doing such evil before the Lord as to enrage him.
I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead;
From the day that I was appointed
The Lover to His Beloved: I have entered my garden, O my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my balsam spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk! The Poet to the Couple:
And I said, “Ah, sovereign Lord, I have never been ceremonially defiled before. I have never eaten a carcass or an animal torn by wild beasts; from my youth up, unclean meat