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. 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.
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
Thorns and thistles it shall bring
forth for you; and you shall eat
the plants of the field.
Every moving thing that lives
shall be food for you. And as I
gave you the green plants, I give
But you shall not eat flesh with
its life, that is, its blood.
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
Portions were taken to them from
Joseph's table, but Benjamin's
portion was five times as much as
any of theirs. And they drank and
were merry with him.
And they rose up early the next
day and offered burnt offerings
and brought peace offerings. And
the people sat down to eat and
drink and rose up to play.
Speak to the people of Israel,
saying, You shall eat no fat, of
ox or sheep or goat. The fat of an
animal that dies of itself and the
fat of one that is torn by beasts
may be put to any other use, but
on no account shall you eat it.
And the Lord spoke to Moses and
Aaron, saying to them, Speak to
the people of Israel, saying,
These are the living things that
you may eat among all the animals
that are on the earth. Whatever
parts the hoof and is
cloven-footed and chews the cud,
among the animals, you may eat.
Nevertheless, among those that
chew the cud or part the hoof, you
shall not eat these: The camel,
because it chews the cud but does
not part the hoof, is unclean to
you. And the rock badger, because
it chews the cud but does not part
the hoof, is unclean to you. ...
And the pig, because it parts the
hoof and is cloven-footed but does
not chew the cud, is unclean to
you. You shall not eat any of
their flesh, and you shall not
touch their carcasses; they are
unclean to you.
And at mealtime Boaz said to her,
Come here and eat some bread and
dip your morsel in the wine. So
she sat beside the reapers, and he
passed to her roasted grain. And
she ate until she was satisfied,
and she had some left over.
Then Abigail made haste and took
two hundred loaves and two skins
of wine and five sheep already
prepared and five seahs of parched
grain and a hundred clusters of
raisins and two hundred cakes of
figs, and laid them on donkeys.
(1 Samuel 25:18)
Better is a dinner of herbs where
love is than a fattened ox and
hatred with it.
And put a knife to your throat if
you are given to appetite.
Be not among drunkards or among
gluttonous eaters of meat, for the
drunkard and the glutton will come
to poverty, and slumber will
clothe them with rags.
Test your servants for ten days;
let us be given vegetables to eat
and water to drink.
Why do your disciples break the
tradition of the elders? For they
do not wash their hands when they
One person believes he may eat
anything, while the weak person
eats only vegetables.
Or do you not know that your body
is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, whom you have from
God? You are not your own, for you
were bought with a price. So
glorify God in your body.
(1 Corinthians 6:19,20)
Food will not commend us to God.
We are no worse off if we do not
eat, and no better off if we do.
(1 Corinthians 8:8)
So, whether you eat or drink, or
whatever you do, do all to the
glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)