Bible Study Topic: God's Provision

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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.
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground,everything that has the breath of life in it,I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
Genesis Chapter 1: Verses 29 - 30

And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
Genesis Chapter 2: Verse 16

"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."
Genesis Chapter 8: Verse 22

Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
Genesis Chapter 9: Verse 1

Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
Genesis Chapter 9: Verse 3

So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
Genesis Chapter 22: Verse 14

I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
Genesis Chapter 22: Verse 17

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
so that I return safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God
Genesis Chapter 28: Verses 20 - 21

But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breast and womb.
Genesis Chapter 49: Verses 24 - 25

If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
Exodus Chapter 23: Verse 22

I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God.
Exodus Chapter 34: Verse 24

You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.
While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.
Leviticus Chapter 25: Verses 20 - 22

I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.
Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.
" 'I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.
Leviticus Chapter 26: Verses 4 - 6

You will still be eating last year's harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.
Leviticus Chapter 26: Verse 10

The LORD your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as many as the stars in the sky.
Deuteronomy Chapter 1: Verse 10

The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast desert. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.
Deuteronomy Chapter 2: Verse 7

but all of you who held fast to the LORD your God are still alive today.
Deuteronomy Chapter 4: Verse 4

Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
Deuteronomy Chapter 5: Verse 29

He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land,your grain, new wine and oil,the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your forefathers to give you.
You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor any of your livestock without young.
The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all who hate you.
Deuteronomy Chapter 7: Verses 13 - 15

He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
Deuteronomy Chapter 8: Verse 3

But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.
Deuteronomy Chapter 8: Verse 18

He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy Chapter 10: Verse 18

It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.
Deuteronomy Chapter 11: Verse 12

There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.
Deuteronomy Chapter 12: Verse 7

However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today.
For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.
Deuteronomy Chapter 15: Verses 4 - 6

During the forty years that I led you through the desert, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet.
Deuteronomy Chapter 29: Verse 5

like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.
The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him.
He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag,
with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape.
Deuteronomy Chapter 32: Verses 11 - 14

They are not just idle words for you,they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess." Moses to Die on Mount Nebo
Deuteronomy Chapter 32: Verse 47

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua Chapter 1: Verse 8

When she heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, Naomi and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.
Ruth Chapter 1: Verse 6

The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts.
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. "For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; upon them he has set the world.
1 Samuel Chapter 2: Verses 7 - 8

Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, "Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."
1 Samuel Chapter 14: Verse 6

"Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people Israel.
I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth.
2 Samuel Chapter 7: Verses 8 - 9

and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go,
and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: 'If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.'
1 Kings Chapter 2: Verses 3 - 4

"So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel and of the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.
1 Chronicles Chapter 28: Verse 8

Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
1 Chronicles Chapter 29: Verse 12

"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.
1 Chronicles Chapter 29: Verse 14

O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.
1 Chronicles Chapter 29: Verse 16

therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have."
2 Chronicles Chapter 1: Verse 12

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.' "
2 Chronicles Chapter 20: Verse 17

If you return to the LORD, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
2 Chronicles Chapter 30: Verse 9

and Azariah the chief priest, from the family of Zadok, answered, "Since the people began to bring their contributions to the temple of the LORD, we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare, because the LORD has blessed his people, and this great amount is left over."
2 Chronicles Chapter 31: Verse 10

I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, "The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him."
Ezra Chapter 8: Verse 22

They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness.
Nehemiah Chapter 9: Verse 25

For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
"But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
He bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the countryside.
The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Job Chapter 5: Verses 6 - 11

You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
Job Chapter 5: Verses 24 - 26

Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
Job Chapter 8: Verse 7

"Surely God does not reject a blameless man or strengthen the hands of evildoers.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Job Chapter 8: Verses 20 - 21

Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
Job Chapter 11: Verses 17 - 19

He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them.
Job Chapter 12: Verse 23

Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked.
Job Chapter 22: Verse 18

and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines,
then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.
Job Chapter 22: Verses 24 - 25

What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.
Job Chapter 22: Verse 28

when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me,
Job Chapter 29: Verse 5

My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.
My glory will remain fresh in me, the bow ever new in my hand.'
Job Chapter 29: Verses 19 - 20

For God does speak,now one way, now another, though man may not perceive it.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds,
he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings,
to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride,
to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.
Or a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in his bones,
so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.
His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out.
His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death.
"Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator, one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,
to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the pit ; I have found a ransom for him'-
then his flesh is renewed like a child's; it is restored as in the days of his youth.
He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God's face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.
Then he comes to men and says, 'I sinned, and perverted what was right, but I did not get what I deserved.
He redeemed my soul from going down to the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light.'
"God does all these things to a man, twice, even three times-
to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him.
Job Chapter 33: Verses 14 - 30

If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.
Job Chapter 36: Verse 11

He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
So that all men he has made may know his work, he stops every man from his labor.
The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.
The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds.
The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.
He brings the clouds to punish men, or to water his earth and show his love.
"Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.
Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who is perfect in knowledge?
You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,
can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?
"Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.
Should he be told that I want to speak? Would any man ask to be swallowed up?
Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.
Out of the north he comes in golden splendor; God comes in awesome majesty.
The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
Therefore, men revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart? "
Job Chapter 37: Verses 6 - 24

Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,
to water a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it,
to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?
Job Chapter 38: Verses 25 - 27

Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?
Job Chapter 38: Verse 41

"Who let the wild donkey go free? Who untied his ropes?
I gave him the wasteland as his home, the salt flats as his habitat.
Job Chapter 39: Verses 5 - 6

You welcomed him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him, length of days, for ever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Psalms Chapter 21: Verses 3 - 5

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalms Chapter 23: Verses 1 - 6

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
Psalms Chapter 33: Verse 12

he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
Psalms Chapter 33: Verse 15

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Psalms Chapter 34: Verse 7

Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Psalms Chapter 34: Verses 9 - 10

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Psalms Chapter 36: Verses 6 - 7

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 3

In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 19

those the LORD blesses will inherit the land, but those he curses will be cut off.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 22

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 25

Wait for the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 34

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.
Psalms Chapter 40: Verse 5

We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish.
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
Psalms Chapter 44: Verses 1 - 3

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.
You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.
The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.
The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
Psalms Chapter 65: Verses 9 - 13

Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us.
Psalms Chapter 67: Verse 6

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Psalms Chapter 68: Verse 6

You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
Psalms Chapter 68: Verses 9 - 10

for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah. Then people will settle there and possess it;
the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
Psalms Chapter 69: Verses 35 - 36

From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.
I have become like a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge.
Psalms Chapter 71: Verses 6 - 7

My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.
Psalms Chapter 71: Verse 15

Let grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit flourish like Lebanon; let it thrive like the grass of the field.
Psalms Chapter 72: Verse 16

But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the desert.
He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.
Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken.
He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
Psalms Chapter 78: Verses 52 - 55

But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
Psalms Chapter 81: Verse 16

The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.
Psalms Chapter 85: Verse 12

Indeed, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her."
Psalms Chapter 87: Verse 5

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalms Chapter 100: Verse 3

who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Psalms Chapter 103: Verses 3 - 5

He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth:
wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the pine trees.
The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the coneys.
The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
You bring darkness, it becomes night, and all the beasts of the forest prowl.
The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.
The sun rises, and they steal away; they return and lie down in their dens.
Then man goes out to his work, to his labor until evening.
How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number, living things both large and small.
There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.
When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
Psalms Chapter 104: Verses 10 - 30

He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
and he sent a man before them, Joseph, sold as a slave.
They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,
till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.
The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.
He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,
to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom.
Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,
whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.
He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
They performed his miraculous signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness and made the land dark, for had they not rebelled against his words?
He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die.
Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.
He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;
he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country.
He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number;
they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.
Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered.
Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them.
He spread out a cloud as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.
They asked, and he brought them quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
He opened the rock, and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.
For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham.
He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for-
that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.
Psalms Chapter 105: Verses 14 - 45

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say this, those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.
They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains,
for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.
So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,
for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters.
They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep.
For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.
They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.
They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.
Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.
He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground,
and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.
They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;
he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
Then their numbers decreased, and they were humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow;
he who pours contempt on nobles made them wander in a trackless waste.
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.
Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.
Psalms Chapter 107: Verses 1 - 43

He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
Psalms Chapter 111: Verse 5

who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes, with the princes of their people.
He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.
Psalms Chapter 113: Verses 6 - 9

The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man.
Psalms Chapter 115: Verse 16

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the LORD : "O LORD, save me!"
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.
Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
I believed; therefore I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars."
How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Psalms Chapter 116: Verses 1 - 15

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Psalms Chapter 118: Verses 5 - 6

I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Psalms Chapter 118: Verses 13 - 14

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
Psalms Chapter 127: Verse 1

You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.
Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.
May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem,
and may you live to see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel.
Psalms Chapter 128: Verses 2 - 6

He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
Psalms Chapter 135: Verse 7

and who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.
Psalms Chapter 136: Verse 25

Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields;
our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.
Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.
Psalms Chapter 144: Verses 12 - 15

He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,
the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Psalms Chapter 146: Verses 7 - 9

He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
Psalms Chapter 147: Verses 8 - 9

for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
Psalms Chapter 147: Verses 13 - 14

For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
Proverbs Chapter 2: Verse 21

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
Proverbs Chapter 3: Verses 1 - 2

The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
Proverbs Chapter 10: Verse 22

The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Proverbs Chapter 10: Verse 27

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
Proverbs Chapter 11: Verses 10 - 11

If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!
Proverbs Chapter 11: Verse 31

The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
Proverbs Chapter 13: Verse 25

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
Proverbs Chapter 14: Verse 11

A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
Proverbs Chapter 14: Verse 29

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs Chapter 14: Verse 34

The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.
Proverbs Chapter 15: Verse 6

When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
Proverbs Chapter 16: Verse 7

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
Proverbs Chapter 16: Verse 9

He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
Proverbs Chapter 28: Verse 10

A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,
Ecclesiastes Chapter 2: Verse 24

Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work,this is a gift of God.
Ecclesiastes Chapter 5: Verse 19

If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
Isaiah Chapter 1: Verse 19

You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall
Isaiah Chapter 25: Verse 4

He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows.
Isaiah Chapter 30: Verse 23

The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.
Isaiah Chapter 30: Verse 26

this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him.
Isaiah Chapter 33: Verse 16

The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
Isaiah Chapter 43: Verse 20

"Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Isaiah Chapter 46: Verses 3 - 4

This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.
Isaiah Chapter 48: Verse 17

They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out.
Isaiah Chapter 48: Verse 21

look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth. When I called him he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.
Isaiah Chapter 51: Verse 2

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
Isaiah Chapter 55: Verse 10

Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."
Isaiah Chapter 61: Verse 9

but those who harvest it will eat it and praise the LORD, and those who gather the grapes will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary."
Isaiah Chapter 62: Verse 9

Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat, but you will go hungry; my servants will drink, but you will go thirsty; my servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.
Isaiah Chapter 65: Verse 13

They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.
Isaiah Chapter 65: Verse 23

They do not say to themselves, 'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.'
Jeremiah Chapter 5: Verse 24

When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
Jeremiah Chapter 10: Verse 13

Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, O LORD our God. Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this.
Jeremiah Chapter 14: Verse 22

"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him.
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the LORD.
Jeremiah Chapter 22: Verses 15 - 16

Now I will hand all your countries over to my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; I will make even the wild animals subject to him.
Jeremiah Chapter 27: Verse 6

From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.
Jeremiah Chapter 30: Verse 19

This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar, the LORD Almighty is his name:
Jeremiah Chapter 31: Verse 35

the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, "Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever." For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says the LORD.
Jeremiah Chapter 33: Verse 11

I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,
and I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel Chapter 36: Verses 9 - 11

I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.
Ezekiel Chapter 36: Verse 30

Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'
Ezekiel Chapter 36: Verse 36

as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
Ezekiel Chapter 36: Verse 38

"O king, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor.
Daniel Chapter 5: Verse 18

When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?"
Daniel answered, "O king, live forever!
My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king."
Daniel Chapter 6: Verses 20 - 22

She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold, which they used for Baal.
Hosea Chapter 2: Verse 8

"In that day I will respond," declares the LORD, "I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth;
and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.
Hosea Chapter 2: Verses 21 - 22

It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.
Hosea Chapter 11: Verse 3

Be not afraid, O land; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things.
Joel Chapter 2: Verse 21

Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
Joel Chapter 2: Verse 23

You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.
Joel Chapter 2: Verse 26

"I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.
People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
"Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, I struck them with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
"I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt. I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camps, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
"I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
"Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel."
Amos Chapter 4: Verses 7 - 12

"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.
Amos Chapter 9: Verse 13

Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine.
Jonah Chapter 4: Verse 6

Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit. " 'From this day on I will bless you.' " Zerubbabel the LORD's Signet Ring
Haggai Chapter 2: Verse 19

"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in my ways and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.
Zechariah Chapter 3: Verse 7

"The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.
Zechariah Chapter 8: Verse 12

How attractive and beautiful they will be! Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.
Zechariah Chapter 9: Verse 17

Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.
Zechariah Chapter 10: Verse 1

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
Malachi Chapter 3: Verse 10

"Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land," says the LORD Almighty.
Malachi Chapter 3: Verse 12

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Matthew Chapter 5: Verse 5

that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Matthew Chapter 5: Verse 45

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matthew Chapter 6: Verse 26

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew Chapter 6: Verses 30 - 33

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Matthew Chapter 10: Verses 29 - 31

Then Jesus asked them, "When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?" "Nothing," they answered.
Luke Chapter 22: Verse 35

Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
John Chapter 6: Verse 31

Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."
Acts Chapter 14: Verse 17

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" ,
1 Corinthians Chapter 2: Verse 9

On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
1 Corinthians Chapter 16: Verse 2

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever."
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians Chapter 9: Verses 8 - 10

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