And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. And he took and sent MESSES unto them from before him: but Benjamin's MESS was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him. ( Genesis 43:33-34 )
Any dish of food sent (Latin missum; French messe) to the table. It occurs in the Old Testament in Genesis 43:34 (twice); 2 Samuel 11:8 English Versions of the Bible, and in the New Testament in Hebrews 12:16, translating brosis.
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