2 Timothy 2:6
[It is] the hard-working farmer [who labors to produce] who must be the first partaker of the fruits.
So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.
But when the grain is ripe and permits, immediately he sends forth [the reapers] and puts in the sickle, because the harvest stands ready.
Then He told them a parable, saying, The land of a rich man was fertile and yielded plentifully.
And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am the Lord your God.
And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them, so that the Levites and the singers who did the work [forced by necessity] had each fled to his field.
Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field.
When the season came, he sent a bond servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
They shall build houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,
But in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
Now when the owner of the vineyard comes back, what will he do to those tenants?
2 Corinthians 9:10
And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [ which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God's garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God's building.
And Noah began to cultivate the ground, and he planted a vineyard.
But he will [deny his identity and] say, I am no prophet. I am a tiller of the ground, for I have been made a bond servant from my youth.
Six years you shall sow your land and reap its yield.
Again you shall plant vineyards upon the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and make the fruit common and enjoy it [undisturbed].
Then He began to relate to the people this parable ( this story to figuratively portray what He had to say): A man planted a vineyard and leased it to some vinedressers and went into another country for a long stay.
You shall not plant your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole crop be forfeited [under this ban], the seed which you have sown and the yield of the vineyard forfeited to the sanctuary.
But if [that same soil] persistently bears thorns and thistles, it is considered worthless and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases -- "he knows not how.
Does he who plows for sowing plow continually? Does he continue to plow and harrow the ground after it is smooth?
But the seventh year you shall release it and let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat [what the land voluntarily yields], and what they leave the wild beasts shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and olive grove.
[And he trains each of them correctly] for his God instructs him correctly and teaches him.
For whenever Israel had sown their seed, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the east came up against them.
For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem: Break up your ground left uncultivated for a season, so that you may not sow among thorns.
And those who had been hired at the eleventh hour (five o'clock) came and received a denarius each.
He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.
And [next] she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Then Amos said to Amaziah, I was no prophet [by profession]! Neither was I a prophet's son; [but I had my occupation] I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore trees and a gatherer of sycamore figs.
Does one crush bread grain? No, he does not thresh it continuously. But when he has driven his cartwheel and his horses over it, he scatters it [tossing it up to the wind] without having crushed it.
The land shall not be sold into perpetual ownership, for the land is Mine; you are [only] strangers and temporary residents with Me.
And some [seed] fell on the rock, and as soon as it sprouted, it withered away because it had no moisture.
Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.
And He told them many things in parables (stories by way of illustration and comparison), saying, A sower went out to sow.
And the workers of the city from all the tribes of Israel shall till the open land.
And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.
At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
2 Chronicles 26:10
Also he built towers in the wilderness and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowlands and in the tableland. And he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile fields [of Carmel], for he loved farming.
Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings.
The sluggard does not plow when winter sets in; therefore he begs in harvest and has nothing.
1 Kings 19:21
So Elisha went back from him. Then he took a yoke of oxen, slew them, boiled their flesh with the oxen's yoke [as fuel], and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, followed Elijah, and served him.
When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth [in perpetual exile, a degraded outcast].
Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.