Deuteronomy 8:10

When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which he has given you.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Bless, not forgetting to give thanks after meat, as well as to beg God's blessing before: for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer, 1 Timothy iv. 45. (Menochius) In all things give thanks, 1 Thessalonians v. 18. Our Saviour did so at the last supper, Matthew xxvi. 26. At taking the cup, the Jews say, "Blessed be thou, O Lord, who createdst the fruit of the vine. "At the end of the repast, one of the most dignified at table, holding a cup full of wine, says, "Let us bless Him, who has fed us with his goods, and who preserves our life by his goodness "and all answer, "Blessed be He from whom we have received food and life: "after which a long prayer is recited. (Fagius) In compliance with this custom, our Lord took the cup after supper, and recited (Haydock) or sung a hymn, Luke xxii. 20., and Matthew xxvi. 30. (Calmet)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Do you see how it is especially appropriate after the enjoyment of food to set a spiritual meal for yourself lest the soul, after satiety of bodily food, should lose its zest and fall into some disaster and make way for the wiles of the devil, who is always looking for an opportunity and anxious to deliver us a blow at a critical moment? Homilies on Genesis

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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