dainties

dainties

Delicious sweets, delicacies, and confections generally served at the tables of kings (Gen 49:20). Although such foods were not viewed as inherently unfavorable just because they appeal to one’s appetite (Job 33:20; Rev 18:14), prudent Israelites were to avoid eating them at the table of unscrupulous persons whose intentions might be harmful (Ps 141:4; Prov 23:3; Prov 23:6).

Gen 49:20

20Asher's food shall be rich,
and he shall provide royal delicacies.

Job 33:20

20so that their lives loathe bread,
and their appetites dainty food.

Rev 18:14

14“The fruit for which your soul longed
has gone from you,
and all your dainties and your splendor
are lost to you,
never to be found again!”

Ps 141:4

4Do not turn my heart to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with those who work iniquity;
do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Prov 23:3

3Do not desire the ruler's delicacies,
for they are deceptive food.

Prov 23:6

6Do not eat the bread of the stingy;
do not desire their delicacies;

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