Psalm 42:1 – As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for you, O God. a blog about bible verses related to hunger for god
The word “hungry” means: “having an appetite; eager or longing for something.” (Merriam-Webster) In other words, someone who is hungry wants something very badly and cannot wait until they get it. They desire it so strongly that they cannot think about anything else.
The Bible uses this word when discussing those who want more of God. In Genesis 4:4, Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all living things on earth (see also 5:2). In this verse, God told Adam that he would die if he ate from the forbidden tree. Despite God’s warning, Adam did not seem concerned about dying from eating from this tree because he stated “I
Bible verses about hunger for god
The Scriptures are full of verses about hunger for God. Here are some of our favorites:
Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV) “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so I long for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”
Matthew 5:6 (NIV) “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
John 4:13-14 (NIV) “Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'”
I have a great hunger and thirst for righteousness, for I know that to eat of the tree of life means eternal life.
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
- Psalm 42:1 (NIV)
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.
- Psalm 63:1-3 (NIV)
O God, you are my God; I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary to see your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
1 O God, you are my God; I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
4 Thus I will bless you while I live; lift up my hands in your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you upon my bed, in the night seasons.
Bible verses about hungry
Hunger is a feeling of discomfort from not eating.
This Bible verse tells us that hunger will come, but it will pass away. When you are hungry, think about this verse and know that God will provide what you need to be full. In the meantime, do your best to satisfy yourself with food that is good for you.
Verses About Hunger
“The famine was very severe in the land. So Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt.” Genesis 41:54
“Then they said to one another, ‘We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded with us and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.'” Genesis 42:21
“So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was too severe for them.” Genesis 47:20
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
“For the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at Him! A gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.” Matthew 11:19-20
“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” Luke 12:24
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11
“Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled.” Matthew 5:6
“For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; he leads me in the 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 23:1-6
1 Corinthians 9:27 – But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
Matthew 6:25-34 – “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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or
Bible verses hunger
The Bible is full of verses about hunger and food. Here are some of the important passages:
“Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11)
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (Philippians 4:11)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:17-18)
“A righteous man cares for his animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” (Proverbs 12:10)
“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and Yahweh will reward you.” (Proverbs 25:21-22)
Bible verses about hunger
- “He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich — both come to poverty.” Proverbs 22:16 (NIV)
- “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” Proverbs 12:10 (NIV)
- “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” 1 John 3:17 (NIV)
- “Those who are too busy to eat are too busy doing something wrong.” Proverbs 28:19 (NIV)
- “The man who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.” Proverbs 10:5 (NIV)
“When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:17-18
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
“Let the oppressed see it and be glad; let the needy rejoice and shout for joy. Sing for the joy of Jerusalem!” Isaiah 12:3
“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Don’t worry,’ “for there are more than enough food to feed everyone in this city.'” Luke 9:12
“So Jesus said to them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They answered him, ‘That’s not possible since we have nothing here but five loaves of bread and two fish.'” Mark 6:37-38
“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11
“As water reflects the face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” (Proverbs 27:19)
“The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” (Psalm 145:20)
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” (Philippians 4:11-12)
“But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.'” (Matthew 20:25-27)
“How long will you lie there? When will you arise?” (Job 7:13)
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you,’ when you have it with you.” (Proverbs 3:27-28)
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.” (Matthew 6:22)
“Remember this—if you forget everything else, you must never forget that God loves you.” (Jude 21)
“If we live by the Spirit, we will also live by the Spirit. The life I now live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)