Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat. 1
Early in the morning Abraham took 1 some food 2 and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He put them on her shoulders, gave her the child, 3 and sent her away. So she went wandering 4 aimlessly through the wilderness 5 of Beer Sheba.
So Abigail quickly took two hundred loaves of bread, two containers 1 of wine, five prepared sheep, five seahs 2 of roasted grain, a hundred bunches of raisins, and two hundred lumps of pressed figs. She loaded them on donkeys
Again, 1 I observed this on the earth: 2 the race is not always 3 won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity 4 does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success 5 always come to those with the most knowledge – for time and chance may overcome 6 them all.
Then say to the people of the land, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says about the inhabitants of Jerusalem and of the land of Israel: They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in fright, for their land will be stripped bare of all it contains because of the violence of all who live in it.
For their mother has committed adultery; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, “I will seek out 1 my lovers; 2 they are the ones who give me my bread and my water, my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine. 3
So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for their horses, the livestock of their flocks and herds, and their donkeys. 1 He got them through that year by giving them food in exchange for livestock.
for they did not meet you with food and water on the way as you came from Egypt, and furthermore, they hired 1 Balaam son of Beor of Pethor in Aram Naharaim to curse you.
They gave him a slice of pressed figs and two bunches of raisins to eat. This greatly refreshed him, 1 for he had not eaten food or drunk water for three days and three nights.
for the loaves of presentation and for the regular grain offerings and regular burnt offerings, for the Sabbaths, for the new moons, for the appointed meetings, for the holy offerings, for the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the temple of our God.
Only the prince may sit in it to eat a sacrificial meal 1 before the Lord; he will enter by way of the porch of the gate and will go out by the same way.”
Gideon went and prepared a young goat, 1 along with unleavened bread made from an ephah of flour. He put the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot. He brought the food 2 to him under the oak tree and presented it to him.
Look, I am ready to build a temple to honor 1 the Lord my God and to dedicate it to him in order to burn fragrant incense before him, to set out the bread that is regularly displayed, 2 and to offer burnt sacrifices each morning and evening, and on Sabbaths, new moon festivals, and at other times appointed by the Lord our God. This is something Israel must do on a permanent basis. 3
They offer burnt sacrifices to the Lord every morning and every evening, along with fragrant incense. They arrange the Bread of the Presence on a ritually clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. Certainly 1 we are observing the Lord our God’s regulations, but you have rejected him.
Then he washed his face and came out. With composure he said, 1 “Set out the food.”