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Daily Bible Verse - 7/6/2007 - Proverbs 17:1

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:1


A piece of zwieback or dry toast eaten in a relaxed setting is better than a sumptuous meal in an elegant house full of feasting where there is bickering and unhappiness.

MacDonald, William ; Farstad, Arthur: Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 1997, c1995, S. Pr 17:1

Did you know?

Scripture is filled with references to banquets and
feasts; very little is said about day-to-day family meals. All evidence, however, points to the custom of two regular meals a day-breakfast, a light meal in the morning, and supper, a heavier meal in the evening.

A. Breakfast. The morning meal was usually eaten sometime between nine o'clock and noon. It was a light meal and consisted of bread, fruits, and cheese.

B. Supper. The principal meal of the day was eaten in the evening. The hot temperatures of the daytime hours in Palestine were somewhat cooled by evening and a more relaxed atmosphere prevailed. Meat, vegetables, butter, and wine were consumed at the evening meal.

Packer, J.I. ; Tenney, Merrill Chapin ; White, William: Nelson's Illustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 1997, c1995, S. 467 : Many Editions > Same Daily Verse

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