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17 Bible Verses about Farmers
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Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of flocks, but Cain worked the ground.
Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat as he was plowing. Twelve teams of oxen were in front of him, and he was with the twelfth team. Elijah walked by him and threw his mantle over him.
I went by the field of a slacker
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense. Thistles had come up everywhere,
weeds covered the ground,
and the stone wall was ruined. I saw, and took it to heart;
I looked, and received instruction:read more.
a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.
Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work. read more.
As it is written:He scattered;
He gave to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever. Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us.
Then He told them a parable:“A rich man’s land was very productive. He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops? I will do this,’ he said. ‘I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there.read more.
Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’ “That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says:There will be wailing in all the public squares;
they will cry out in anguish in all the streets.
The farmer will be called on to mourn,
and professional mourners to wail.
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
Judah and all its cities will live in it together—also farmers and those who move with the flocks—
Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.