And Jacob vowed
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 raiment to put on,
And he blessed
Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk
, the God which fed me
all my life long unto this day,
For the LORD thy God hath blessed
thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth
thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty
years the LORD thy God [hath been
] with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee
with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth
not live by bread only, but by every [word
] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. ... Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Be thou diligent
to know the state of thy flocks, [and
] look well
to thy herds. ... And [thou shalt have
] goats' milk enough
for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for
] the maintenance
for thy maidens.
far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed
me with food convenient for me
: ... Lest I be full
, and deny [thee]
, and say, Who [is
] the LORD? or
lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name
of my God [in vain
better for a man, [than
] that he should eat and drink, and [that
] he should make his soul enjoy good
in his labour. This also I saw, that it [was
] from the hand of God. ... For [God
] giveth to a man that [is
] good in his sight wisdom
, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner
he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to [him that is
] good before God. This also [is
] vanity and vexation of spirit.
I know that [there is
] no good in them, but
for [a man
] to rejoice, and to do good in his life. ... And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is
] the gift of God.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Therefore I say
unto you, Take
no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not
the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? ... But seek
ye first the kingdom
of God, and his
righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.
] without covetousness; [and be]
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will
never leave thee, nor forsake thee. ... So that we may boldly
say, The Lord
] my helper, and I will
not fear what man shall do unto me.