“provide to me my portion of bread.” This is very similar in meaning to the line in the Lord’s Prayer, “Give us day by day our daily bread” (Luke 11:3; cp. Matt. 6:11). It seems very likely that Jesus was using this line from the only prayer in Proverbs (see commentary on Prov. 30:7) as a basis for the line he spoke in his prayer. Thus, the idea of praying to God to have enough in life, but not too much, is both the wisdom of the Old Testament and the wisdom of the New Testament.