Thematic Bible: Barrenness of soil as a result of sin


Thematic Bible



"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."

'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

"Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.

"For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one bath of wine, And a homer of seed will yield but an ephah of grain."

For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

"You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."

from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be only twenty.


"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."

'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

"Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.

"For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one bath of wine, And a homer of seed will yield but an ephah of grain."

For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

"You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."

from that time when one came to a grain heap of twenty measures, there would be only ten; and when one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be only twenty.