A fragment or piece of bread used for conveying food from bowl to mouth (Ruth 2:14; 1Sam 2:36; 1Sam 28:22; 1Kgs 17:11; Job 31:17; Prov 17:11). The assumption, often, is that multiple guests use individual morsels to eat from the same bowl; this involved the participants in a convenant-like friendship. To “break bread together” and then betray the friendship was universally acknowledged as contemptible (Ps 41:9; Matt 26:23; Mark 14:18-20; John 13:18-30).

Ruth 2:14

14At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here, and eat some of this bread, and dip your morsel in the sour wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he heaped up f ... View more

1Sam 2:36

36Everyone who is left in your family shall come to implore him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread, and shall say, Please put me in one of the priest's pl ... View more

1Sam 28:22

22Now therefore, you also listen to your servant; let me set a morsel of bread before you. Eat, that you may have strength when you go on your way.”

1Kgs 17:11

11As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

Job 31:17

17or have eaten my morsel alone,
and the orphan has not eaten from it—

Prov 17:11

11Evil people seek only rebellion,
but a cruel messenger will be sent against them.

Ps 41:9

9Even my bosom friend in whom I trusted,
who ate of my bread, has lifted the heel against me.

Matt 26:23

23He answered, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.

Mark 14:18-20

18And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”19They began to be ... View more

John 13:18-30

18I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfill the scripture, ‘The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’19I ... View more

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