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Gen 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.
(ESV)
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Gen 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.
(ESV)
And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Gen 2:9

(NIV)
The  Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

(ESV)
And out of the ground the  Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of 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 3:19

(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 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 9:3

(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.

(ESV)
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Gen 10:9

(NIV)
He was a mighty hunter before the  Lord; that is why it is said, ‘Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the  Lord.’
(ESV)
He was a mighty hunter before the  Lord. Therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the  Lord.”

Gen 14:11

(NIV)
The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.
(ESV)
So the enemy took all the possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way.

Gen 14:18

(NIV)
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,
(ESV)
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)

Gen 18:5

(NIV)
Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way – now that you have come to your servant.’

‘Very well,’ they answered, ‘do as you say.’

(ESV)
while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on— since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.”

Gen 21:14

(NIV)
Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

(ESV)
So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Gen 25:27

(NIV)
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skilful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.
(ESV)
When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Gen 25:28

(NIV)
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

(ESV)
Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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 27:3

(NIV)
Now then, get your equipment – your quiver and bow – and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.
(ESV)
Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me,

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 27:5

(NIV)
Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country to hunt game and bring it back,
(ESV)
Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,

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 27:9

(NIV)
go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so that I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.
(ESV)
Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves.

Gen 27:14

(NIV)
So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it.
(ESV)
So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved.

Gen 27:17

(NIV)
Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.

(ESV)
And she put the delicious food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

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 27:30

(NIV)
After Isaac finished blessing him, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.
(ESV)
As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

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 31:54

(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 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 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 41:35

(NIV)
They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food.
(ESV)
And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.

Gen 41:36

(NIV)
This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.’

(ESV)
That food shall be a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that are to occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.”

Gen 41:48

(NIV)
Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it.
(ESV)
and he gathered up all the food of these seven years, which occurred in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities. He put in every city the food from the fields around it.

Gen 41:54

(NIV)
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
(ESV)
and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen 41:55

(NIV)
When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, ‘Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.’

(ESV)
When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do.”

Gen 42:7

(NIV)
As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognised them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. ‘Where do you come from?’ he asked.

‘From the land of Canaan,’ they replied, ‘to buy food.’

(ESV)
Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he treated them like strangers and spoke roughly to them. “Where do you come from?” he said. They said, “From the land of Canaan, to buy food.”

Gen 42:10

(NIV)
‘No, my lord,’ they answered. ‘Your servants have come to buy food.
(ESV)
They said to him, “No, my lord, your servants have come to buy food.

Gen 43:2

(NIV)
So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, ‘Go back and buy us a little more food.’

(ESV)
And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.”

Gen 43:4

(NIV)
If you will send our brother along with us, we will go down and buy food for you.
(ESV)
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.

Gen 43:20

(NIV)
‘We beg your pardon, our lord,’ they said, ‘we came down here the first time to buy food.
(ESV)
and said, “Oh, my lord, we came down the first time to buy food.

Gen 43:22

(NIV)
We have also brought additional silver with us to buy food. We don’t know who put our silver in our sacks.’

(ESV)
and we have brought other money down with us to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks.”

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 43:31

(NIV)
After he had washed his face, he came out and, controlling himself, said, ‘Serve the food.’

(ESV)
Then he washed his face and came out. And controlling himself he said, “Serve the food.”

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 44:1

(NIV)
Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: ‘Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack.
(ESV)
Then he commanded the steward of his house, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack,

Gen 44:25

(NIV)
‘Then our father said, “Go back and buy a little more food.”
(ESV)
And when our father said, ‘Go again, buy us a little food,’

Gen 45:23

(NIV)
And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
(ESV)
To his father he sent as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and provision for his father on the journey.

Gen 47:12

(NIV)
Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their children.

(ESV)
And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their dependents.

Gen 47:13

(NIV)
There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.
(ESV)
Now there was no food in all the land, for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished by reason of the famine.

Gen 47:15

(NIV)
When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, ‘Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is all gone.’

(ESV)
And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? For our money is gone.”

Gen 47:17

(NIV)
So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.

(ESV)
So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the herds, and the donkeys. He supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.

Gen 47:19

(NIV)
Why should we perish before your eyes – we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.’

(ESV)
Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh. And give us seed that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.”

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 49:20

(NIV)
‘Asher’s food will be rich;
he will provide delicacies fit for a king.
(ESV)
Asher’s food shall be rich,
and he shall yield royal delicacies.

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 12:4

(NIV)
If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbour, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.
(ESV)
And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.

Exod 16:3

(NIV)
The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we had died by the  Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat round pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.’

(ESV)
and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the  Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Exod 16:4

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.
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