A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 23, 2018
“Just had lunch at a Christian restaurant called ‘The Lord Giveth.’ They also do takeaways”

"The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away” is from Job 1:21 in the Bible. “Just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called ‘The Lord Giveth’. They also do takeaways” is a joke that was posted on Twitter on September 28, 2011.

“I just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called The Lord Giveth. They also do takeaways. Tim Vine” was posted on Twitter on June 24, 2015. English writer and comedian Tim Vine possibly originated the joke, but earlier citations are needed.


Bible Hub
Job 1:21
King James Bible
And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Twitter
djphilfoster AVFC
@djphilfoster
Just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called “The Lord Giveth”. They also do takeaways.
10:13 AM - 28 Sep 2011

Twitter
Cllr. Thom Goddard
@cllrthomgoddard
Made me smile: Just had an excellent lunch at the new #Christian restaurant called “The #Lord Giveth”... They also do takeaways.
10:20 AM - 28 Sep 2011

Twitter
Witz
@witz71
Just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called “The Lord Giveth”. They also do takeaways.
10:27 AM - 28 Sep 2011

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
I just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called The Lord Giveth. They also do takeaways.

Reddit—3amjokes
I went to a Christian restaurant called ‘The Lord Giveth’ yesterday. self.3amjokes
Submitted May 20, 2013 by turtlesss
It also does takeaway.

Twitter
Simon Hughes
@Hughes4444Simon
I just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called The Lord Giveth. They also do takeaways.
Tim Vine.
2:47 PM - 24 Jun 2015 from Eastbourne, England

Reddit—Jokes
I just opened a new christian restaurant called “The Lord Giveth”
submitted June 6, 2016 by o7zy
We also do takeaway.

Twitter
Bob Swanston
@SwanstonRobert
#sidesplittingsunday
“I just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called The Lord Giveth.
They also do takeaways.”
Tim Vine.
7:02 AM - 4 Mar 2018

Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
Just had lunch at an excellent Christian restaurant called “The Lord Giveth”...
They also do takeaways… #TuesdayTitters
8:18 AM - 24 Jul 2018

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