Devotional Readings

Genesis – So is a Vegan meal good for you..

Ok, this is tongue in cheek, but we know Esau getting this Vegan meal was the first of his troubles with Jacob.

Esau Sells His Birthright

Gen 25:29  And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

Gen 25:30  And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

Gen 25:31  And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

Gen 25:32  And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

Gen 25:33  And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Gen 25:34  Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.


Btw, Esau was a hunter and I doubt he was strictly Vegan. Maybe Daniel was…but I don’t think this was done for Vegan reasons.


Gen 25:27  And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

Gen 25:28  And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.



Dan 1:8  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Dan 1:9  Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

Dan 1:10  And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.

Dan 1:11  Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

Dan 1:12  Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.


and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink; instead of the king’s meat, pulse, beans, pease, vetches, lentiles, rice, millet, and the like. The word (d) used signifies anything sown, all kinds of roots, herbs, and fruits; and, instead of wine, water; meat and drink, it may be thought, that persons of such birth and education had not been used to; and yet they preferred these to the king’s dainties, by eating and drinking of which their consciences would be in danger of being defiled.


Dan 1:13  Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.

Dan 1:14  So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.

Dan 1:15  And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.

Dan 1:16  Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

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