Gen 2:16

(NIV)
And the  Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
(ESV)
And the  Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,

Gen 2:17

(NIV)
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’

(ESV)
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Gen 3:1

(NIV)
Now the snake was more crafty than any of the wild animals the  Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?’

(ESV)
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the  Lord God had made.

He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”

Gen 3:2

(NIV)
The woman said to the snake, ‘We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
(ESV)
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,

Gen 3:3

(NIV)
but God did say, “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”’

(ESV)
but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Gen 3:5

(NIV)
‘For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’

(ESV)
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Gen 3:6

(NIV)
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
(ESV)
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

Gen 3:11

(NIV)
And he said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?’

(ESV)
He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

Gen 3:12

(NIV)
The man said, ‘The woman you put here with me – she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.’

(ESV)
The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

Gen 3:13

(NIV)
Then the  Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’

The woman said, ‘The snake deceived me, and I ate.’

(ESV)
Then the  Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Gen 3:14

(NIV)
So the  Lord God said to the snake, ‘Because you have done this,

‘Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
(ESV)
The  Lord God said to the serpent,

Because you have done this,
cursed are you above all livestock
and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
and dust you shall eat
all the days of your life.

Gen 3:17

(NIV)
To Adam he said, ‘Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, “You must not eat from it,”

‘Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
(ESV)
And to Adam he said,

Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you;
in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;

Gen 3:18

(NIV)
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
(ESV)
thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.

Gen 3:19

(NIV)
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.’
(ESV)
By the sweat of your face
you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.”

Gen 3:22

(NIV)
And the  Lord God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live for ever.’
(ESV)
Then the  Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”

Gen 6:21

(NIV)
You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.’

(ESV)
Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them.”

Gen 9:4

(NIV)
‘But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
(ESV)
But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Gen 14:24

(NIV)
I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me – to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.’

(ESV)
I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me. Let Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share.”

Gen 18:8

(NIV)
He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.

(ESV)
Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.

Gen 19:3

(NIV)
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.
(ESV)
But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Gen 24:33

(NIV)
Then food was set before him, but he said, ‘I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say.’

‘Then tell us,’ Laban said.

(ESV)
Then food was set before him to eat. But he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” He said, “Speak on.”

Gen 24:54

(NIV)
Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.

When they got up the next morning, he said, ‘Send me on my way to my master.’

(ESV)
And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.”

Gen 25:30

(NIV)
He said to Jacob, ‘Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!’ (That is why he was also called Edom. )

(ESV)
And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. )

Gen 25:34

(NIV)
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

So Esau despised his birthright.

(ESV)
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Gen 26:30

(NIV)
Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.
(ESV)
So he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

Gen 27:4

(NIV)
Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die.’

(ESV)
and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”

Gen 27:7

(NIV)
“Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the  Lord before I die.”
(ESV)
Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the  Lord before I die.’

Gen 27:10

(NIV)
Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies.’

(ESV)
And you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.”

Gen 27:19

(NIV)
Jacob said to his father, ‘I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.’

(ESV)
Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

Gen 27:25

(NIV)
Then he said, ‘My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.’

Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
(ESV)
Then he said, “Bring it near to me, that I may eat of my son’s game and bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

Gen 27:31

(NIV)
He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, ‘My father, please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.’

(ESV)
He also prepared delicious food and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that you may bless me.”

Gen 27:33

(NIV)
Isaac trembled violently and said, ‘Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him – and indeed he will be blessed!’

(ESV)
Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”

Gen 28:20

(NIV)
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear
(ESV)
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,

Gen 31:15

(NIV)
Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.
(ESV)
Are we not regarded by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and he has indeed devoured our money.

Gen 31:38

(NIV)
‘I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks.
(ESV)
These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams of your flocks.

Gen 31:40

(NIV)
This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and sleep fled from my eyes.
(ESV)
There I was: by day the heat consumed me, and the cold by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.

Gen 31:46

(NIV)
He said to his relatives, ‘Gather some stones.’ So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap.
(ESV)
And Jacob said to his kinsmen, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.

Gen 31:54

(NIV)
He offered a sacrifice there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a meal. After they had eaten, they spent the night there.

(ESV)
and Jacob offered a sacrifice in the hill country and called his kinsmen to eat bread. They ate bread and spent the night in the hill country.

Gen 32:32

(NIV)
Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.

(ESV)
Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip on the sinew of the thigh.

Gen 37:20

(NIV)
‘Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.’

(ESV)
Come now let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.”

Gen 37:25

(NIV)
As they sat down to eat their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to Egypt.

(ESV)
Then they sat down to eat. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt.

Gen 37:33

(NIV)
He recognised it and said, ‘It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.’

(ESV)
And he identified it and said, “It is my son’s robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.”

Gen 39:6

(NIV)
So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome,
(ESV)
So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and because of him he had no concern about anything but the food he ate.

Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Gen 40:17

(NIV)
In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.’

(ESV)
and in the uppermost basket there were all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating it out of the basket on my head.”

Gen 40:19

(NIV)
Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.’

(ESV)
In three days Pharaoh will lift up your headfrom you!—and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat the flesh from you.”

Gen 41:4

(NIV)
And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.

(ESV)
And the ugly, thin cows ate up the seven attractive, plump cows. And Pharaoh awoke.

Gen 41:20

(NIV)
The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first.
(ESV)
And the thin, ugly cows ate up the first seven plump cows,

Gen 43:16

(NIV)
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, ‘Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare a meal; they are to eat with me at noon.’

(ESV)
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon.”

Gen 43:25

(NIV)
They prepared their gifts for Joseph’s arrival at noon, because they had heard that they were to eat there.

(ESV)
they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Gen 43:32

(NIV)
They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians.
(ESV)
They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.

Gen 45:18

(NIV)
and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.”

(ESV)
and take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.’

Gen 47:22

(NIV)
However, he did not buy the land of the priests, because they received a fixed allowance from Pharaoh and had food enough from the allowance Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.

(ESV)
Only the land of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had a fixed allowance from Pharaoh and lived on the allowance that Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did not sell their land.

Gen 47:24

(NIV)
But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children.’

(ESV)
And at the harvests you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and as food for yourselves and your households, and as food for your little ones.”

Gen 49:27

(NIV)
‘Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
in the morning he devours the prey,
in the evening he divides the plunder.’
(ESV)
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf,
in the morning devouring the prey
and at evening dividing the spoil.”

Exod 1:10

(NIV)
Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.’

(ESV)
Come let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.”

Exod 2:20

(NIV)
‘And where is he?’ Reuel asked his daughters. ‘Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.’

(ESV)
He said to his daughters, “Then where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”

Exod 3:2

(NIV)
There the angel of the  Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.
(ESV)
And the angel of the  Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.

Exod 10:5

(NIV)
They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields.
(ESV)
and they shall cover the face of the land, so that no one can see the land. And they shall eat what is left to you after the hail, and they shall eat every tree of yours that grows in the field,

Exod 10:12

(NIV)
And the  Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail.’

(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, so that they may come upon the land of Egypt and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail has left.”

Exod 10:15

(NIV)
They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail – everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.

(ESV)
They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
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