18 Then Melchizedek(A) king of Salem(B) brought out bread(C) and wine.(D) He was priest of God Most High,(E)

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He humbled(A) you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna,(B) which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach(C) you that man does not live on bread(D) alone but on every word that comes from the mouth(E) of the Lord.(F)

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a land where bread(A) will not be scarce and you will lack nothing;(B) a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.(C)

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For they did not come to meet you with bread and water(A) on your way when you came out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam(B) son of Beor from Pethor in Aram Naharaim[a](C) to pronounce a curse on you.(D)

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  1. Deuteronomy 23:4 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
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Naomi and Ruth Return to Bethlehem

When Naomi heard in Moab(A) that the Lord had come to the aid of his people(B) by providing food(C) for them, she and her daughters-in-law(D) prepared to return home from there.

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14 At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread(A) and dip it in the wine vinegar.”

When she sat down with the harvesters,(B) he offered her some roasted grain.(C) She ate all she wanted and had some left over.(D)

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10 For even when we were with you,(A) we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work(B) shall not eat.”

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