Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Bible References


Haggai 1:9
Looking for much, and behold, to little; and ye brought to the house and I blew upon it For what? says Jehovah of armies. Because of mine house that it was laid waste, and ye run each to his house.
Haggai 2:16
Who were ye coming to the heap of twenty and it was ten? coming to the wine-vat to draw fifty of the wine-press, and there was twenty?
Leviticus 26:20
And your strength shall be exhausted to no purpose: and your land shall not give its produce, and the tree of the land shall not give its fruit
Deuteronomy 28:38
Thou shalt bring out much seed to thy field, and shalt gather little, for the locust shall devour it
2 Samuel 21:1
And there will be a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David will seek the face of Jehovah. And Jehovah will say, For Saul and for the house of bloods, because he killed the Gibeonites.
Psalm 107:34
A land of fruit to saltness, for the evil of those dwelling in it
Isaiah 5:10
For ten measures of a vineyard shall make one bath, and the seed of an omer shall make an ephah.
Jeremiah 14:4
For the land was broken, for there was no rain in the land; the husband-men were ashamed, they covered their head.
Hosea 4:10
For they ate and they shall not be satisfied, and they committed fornication and they shall not spread abroad: for with Jehovah they left off to watch.
Hosea 8:7
For they shall sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: no stalk to it: the sprout shall not make flour: perhaps it will make, strangers will swallow it down.
Joel 1:10
The field was laid waste, the land mourned; for the grain was laid waste, the new wine was dried up, the new oil languished.
Amos 4:6
And also I gave to you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: and ye turned not back even to me, says Jehovah.
Micah 6:14
Thou shalt eat and not be satisfied; and thine emptiness in the midst of thee; and thou shalt remove and shalt not deliver; and what thou shalt save I will give to the sword.
Zechariah 8:10
For before these days there was no hire of man, and not any hire of cattle; and to him going out, and to him coming in, no peace from the straits: and I will send all the men each against his neighbor.
Malachi 2:2
If ye will not hear and if ye will not set upon your heart to give honor to my name, said Jehovah of armies, and I sent a curse upon you, and I cursed your blessings, and also I cursed it for your not setting upon the heart.
Malachi 3:9
Ye are cursed with a curse: and ye defrauded me, the nation all of it

With holes

Job 20:28
The increase of his house shall be rolled off; they were poured out in the day of his anger.
Zechariah 5:4
I brought it forth, says Jehovah of armies, and it came into the house of the thief, and into the house of him swearing for falsehood in my name: and it lodged in the midst of his house, and it finished it and its wood and its stones.

General references

Leviticus 19:25
And in the fifth year ye shall eat its fruits, to add to you its produce. I Jehovah your God.
Leviticus 26:26
In my breaking to you the rod of bread, and ten women baked your bread in one oven, and they returned your bread by weight: and ye ate, and ye shall not be satisfied.
Deuteronomy 28:17
Cursed thy basket and thy remainders.
Proverbs 3:9
Honor Jehovah from thy substance, and from the first-fruits of all thy produce.
Micah 6:15
Thou shalt sow and thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olive and thou shalt not anoint thyself with oil; and new wine, and thou shalt not drink wine.
Malachi 3:9
Ye are cursed with a curse: and ye defrauded me, the nation all of it