What Does the Bible Say About Food? (35 Verses)

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It is important to interpret Bible verses in their Scriptural context. Many people rip Scripture passages out of their context and misinterpret them.

This list of Bible verses about Food is meant to be a starting place for learning more about this topic. Make sure you do not use these Bible verses inappropriately—check to make sure the verses actually mean what you think they mean.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 107:9 - "For he satisfies the longing soul,..."
  2. John 6:35 - "Jesus said to them, "I am..."
  3. Romans 14:3 - "Let not the one who eats..."
  4. Deuteronomy 14:9-10 - ""Of all that are in the..."
  5. 1 Corinthians 10:31 - "So, whether you eat or drink,..."
  6. Proverbs 11:25 - "Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,..."
  7. Matthew 4:4 - "But he answered, "It is written,..."
  8. Luke 9:16-17 - "And taking the five loaves and..."
  9. Genesis 1:29 - "And God said, "Behold, I have..."
  10. Genesis 9:3-4 - "Every moving thing that lives shall..."
  11. 1 Timothy 6:7-8 - "for we brought nothing into the..."
  12. Nehemiah 8:10 - "Then he said to them, "Go..."
  13. Matthew 6:25 - ""Therefore I tell you, do not..."
  14. Revelation 3:20 - "Behold, I stand at the door..."
  15. John 6:27 - "Do not labor for the food..."
  16. Colossians 2:16-17 - "Therefore let no one pass judgment..."
  17. Acts 2:46-47 - "And day by day, attending the..."
  18. Proverbs 16:24 - "Gracious words are like a honeycomb,..."
  19. 2 Corinthians 9:10 - "He who supplies seed to the..."
  20. Daniel 10:3 - "I ate no delicacies, no meat..."
  21. Matthew 5:6 - ""Blessed are those who hunger and..."
  22. Malachi 3:10 - "Bring the full tithes into the..."
  23. 1 Peter 2:2 - "Like newborn infants, long for the..."
  24. Deuteronomy 8:3 - "And he humbled you and let..."
  25. Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of..."
  26. Ecclesiastes 9:7 - "Go, eat your bread in joy,..."
  27. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 - "I perceived that there is nothing..."
  28. John 7:37 - "On the last day of the..."
  29. Luke 12:22b-23 - "And he said to his disciples,..."
  30. Ecclesiastes 5:18 - "Behold, what I have seen to..."
  31. Ecclesiastes 5:19 - "Everyone also to whom God has..."
  32. 1 Corinthians 10:23 - ""All things are lawful," but not..."
  33. Philippians 4:12 - "I know how to be brought..."
  34. Joel 1:12 - "The vine dries up; the fig..."
  35. Proverbs 30:8 - "Remove far from me falsehood and..."

1. Psalm 107:9

9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

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2. John 6:35

35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

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3. Romans 14:3

3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

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4. Deuteronomy 14:9-10

9 "Of all that are in the waters you may eat these: whatever has fins and scales you may eat. 10 And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

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5. 1 Corinthians 10:31

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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6. Proverbs 11:25

25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

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7. Matthew 4:4

4 But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

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8. Luke 9:16-17

16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

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9. Genesis 1:29

29 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.

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10. Genesis 9:3-4

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

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11. 1 Timothy 6:7-8

7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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12. Nehemiah 8:10

10 Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

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13. Matthew 6:25

25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

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14. Revelation 3:20

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

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15. John 6:27

27 Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal."

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16. Colossians 2:16-17

16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

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17. Acts 2:46-47

46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

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18. Proverbs 16:24

24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

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19. 2 Corinthians 9:10

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

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20. Daniel 10:3

3 I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

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21. Matthew 5:6

6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

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22. Malachi 3:10

10 Bring the full tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

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23. 1 Peter 2:2

2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation--

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24. Deuteronomy 8:3

3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

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25. Matthew 6:33

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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26. Ecclesiastes 9:7

7 Go, eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

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27. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil--this is God's gift to man.

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28. John 7:37

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

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29. Luke 12:22b-23

22 And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

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30. Ecclesiastes 5:18

18 Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

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31. Ecclesiastes 5:19

19 Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God.

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32. 1 Corinthians 10:23

23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.

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33. Philippians 4:12

12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

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34. Joel 1:12

12 The vine dries up; the fig tree languishes. Pomegranate, palm, and apple, all the trees of the field are dried up, and gladness dries up from the children of man.

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35. Proverbs 30:8

8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 107:9
  2. Genesis 1:29
  3. Genesis 9:3-4
  4. Deuteronomy 8:3
  5. Deuteronomy 14:9-10
  6. Nehemiah 8:10
  7. Proverbs 11:25
  8. Proverbs 16:24
  9. Proverbs 30:8
  10. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
  11. Ecclesiastes 5:18
  12. Ecclesiastes 5:19
  13. Ecclesiastes 9:7
  14. Daniel 10:3
  15. Joel 1:12
  16. Malachi 3:10
  17. Matthew 4:4
  18. Matthew 5:6
  19. Matthew 6:25
  20. Matthew 6:33
  21. Luke 9:16-17
  22. Luke 12:22b-23
  23. John 6:27
  24. John 6:35
  25. John 7:37
  26. Acts 2:46-47
  27. Romans 14:3
  28. 1 Corinthians 10:23
  29. 1 Corinthians 10:31
  30. 2 Corinthians 9:10
  31. Philippians 4:12
  32. Colossians 2:16-17
  33. 1 Timothy 6:7-8
  34. 1 Peter 2:2
  35. Revelation 3:20

Psalm 107:9

9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

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Genesis 1:29

29 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.

View on BibleGateway

Genesis 9:3-4

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

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Deuteronomy 8:3

3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

View on BibleGateway

Deuteronomy 14:9-10

9 "Of all that are in the waters you may eat these: whatever has fins and scales you may eat. 10 And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

View on BibleGateway

Nehemiah 8:10

10 Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

View on BibleGateway

Proverbs 11:25

25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

View on BibleGateway

Proverbs 16:24

24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

View on BibleGateway

Proverbs 30:8

8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,

View on BibleGateway

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil--this is God's gift to man.

View on BibleGateway

Ecclesiastes 5:18

18 Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

View on BibleGateway

Ecclesiastes 5:19

19 Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God.

View on BibleGateway

Ecclesiastes 9:7

7 Go, eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

View on BibleGateway

Daniel 10:3

3 I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

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Joel 1:12

12 The vine dries up; the fig tree languishes. Pomegranate, palm, and apple, all the trees of the field are dried up, and gladness dries up from the children of man.

View on BibleGateway

Malachi 3:10

10 Bring the full tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

View on BibleGateway

Matthew 4:4

4 But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

View on BibleGateway

Matthew 5:6

6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

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Matthew 6:25

25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

View on BibleGateway

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

View on BibleGateway

Luke 9:16-17

16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

View on BibleGateway

Luke 12:22b-23

22 And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

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John 6:27

27 Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal."

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John 6:35

35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

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John 7:37

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

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Acts 2:46-47

46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

View on BibleGateway

Romans 14:3

3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

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1 Corinthians 10:23

23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.

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1 Corinthians 10:31

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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2 Corinthians 9:10

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

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Philippians 4:12

12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

View on BibleGateway

Colossians 2:16-17

16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

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1 Timothy 6:7-8

7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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1 Peter 2:2

2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation--

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Revelation 3:20

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

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