In Bible Vs Quran, Man ate the bread of Angels
The Bible says that “Man ate the bread of Angels“.
Have the Angels bread?
Do the Angels eat?
In Islam, the Angels have no sex, they do not eat, drink, sleep or rest and they do not have Bread. Allah has created Angels from pure light. Has the light bread? Does the light eat?
In Islam, anyone says or believes that the Angels eat or have bread will be punished in the hereafter.
It is interested that the editors of “Contemporary English Version” found that it is hard to believe that the Angels have bread; that is why they translate Man ate the bread of Angels
To:”Each one of them ate this special food“. They do mention neither the Angels nor the bread.
On the other hand, the eminent editors of the English versions of the Bible usually mix-up and translate the special meaning of the original Hebrew word with a general meaning of another word.
Like for example (the verse of Psalms 78:25) when they translate:
1) Angels to mighty; of course all Angels are mighty but not all mighty are Angels.
2) Bread to food; of course all Bread is food but not all food is Bread.
3) Man to Men, Human beings, They, Humans, People, Everyone, Each one of them and each.
Summary of the translation of the simple and clear word: “Man ate the bread of Angels” in 20 different English versions of the Bible.
The Hebrew word לֶ֣חֶם (Bread) is translated to
Bread in 14 versions
Food in six versions
The Hebrew word לאַ֭בִּירִים (of Angels) is translated to
of Angels in 13 versions
of mighty Angels in one version
of the mighty in four versions
of the mighty ones in one version
The Hebrew word אִ֑ישׁ (Man) is translated to
Man in seven versions
Men in three versions
Human beings in two versions
They in three versions
Humans in one version
People in one version
Everyone in one version
Each one of them in one version
Each in one version
Psalm 78:25 in 20 different English versions of the Bible.
Contemporary English VersionEach one of them ate this special food.
New International VersionHuman beings ate the bread of Angels;
New American StandardBible Man did eat the bread of Angels;
English Standard VersionMan ate of the bread of the Angels;
New Century VersionSo they ate the bread of Angels.
Holman Christian Standard BiblePeople ate the bread of Angels.
New International Reader’s VersionMere men ate the bread of Angels.
New International Version – UKMen ate the bread of Angels
Today’s New International VersionHuman beings ate the bread of Angels;
New International Version 1984Men ate the bread of Angels;
GOD’S WORD TranslationHumans ate the bread of the mighty ones,
American Standard VersionMan did eat the bread of the mighty
Darby TranslationMan did eat the bread of the mighty
The MessageThey ate the bread of the mighty Angels;
Amplified BibleEveryone ate the bread of the mighty [man ate Angels’ food]
New Living TranslationThey ate the food of Angels!
King James VersionMan did eat Angels’ food
New King James VersionMen ate Angels’ food;
21st Century King James VersionMan ate Angels’ food
Young’s Literal TranslationFood of the mighty hath each eaten
Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology, Head (ex-) of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit, Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt. President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors, Honorary President of SPIC-Egypt (The Society of Practitioners of Infection Control – Egypt), Co-Chief Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Lab. Medicine. Member of the Egyptian union of Writers, Published 5 Books and some 60 Medical Articles, Supervisors for 79 PhD theses and111 Master Degree theses.