2 Timothy 2:6
It is the hardworking farmer who ought to be the first to get a share of the crops.
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.
But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because harvest has come."
Then He told them a parable: "A rich man's land was very productive.
When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am the Lord your God."
I also found out that because the portions for the Levites had not been given, each of the Levites and the singers performing the service had gone back to his own field.
At harvest time he sent a slave to the farmers to collect some of the fruit of the vineyard from the farmers.
People will build houses and live [in them]; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
"The kingdom of God is like this," He said. "A man scatters seed on the ground;
But there will be a Sabbath of complete rest for the land in the seventh year, a Sabbath to the Lord: you are not to sow your field or prune your vineyard.
I went by the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vineyard keeper.
Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?"
2 Corinthians 9:10
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,
Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard.
He will say: I am not a prophet; I am a tiller of the soil, for a man purchased me as a servant since my youth.
"Sow your land for six years and gather its produce.
You will plant vineyards again on the mountains of Samaria; the planters will plant and will enjoy [the fruit].
Then He began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went away for a long time.
Do not plant your vineyard with two types of seed; otherwise, the entire harvest, both the crop you plant and the produce of the vineyard, will be defiled.
But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.
he sleeps and rises-night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows-he doesn't know how.
Does the plowman plow every day to plant seed? Does he [continuously] break up and cultivate the soil?
But during the seventh year you are to let it rest and leave it uncultivated, so that the poor among your people may eat [from it] and the wild animals may consume what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
Whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the eastern peoples came and attacked them.
For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns.
"When those who were hired about five came, they each received one denarius.
One who watches the wind will not sow, and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.
Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of a flock, but Cain cultivated the land.
So Amos answered Amaziah, "I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs.
Bread grain is crushed, but is not threshed endlessly. Though the wheel of [the farmer's] cart rumbles, his horses do not crush it.
"The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land.
Other seed fell on the rock; when it sprang up, it withered, since it lacked moisture.
Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.
Then He told them many things in parables, saying: "Consider the sower who went out to sow.
The city's workers from all the tribes of Israel will cultivate it.
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one left.
2 Chronicles 26:10
Since he had many cattle both in the lowlands and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.
Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundred times [what was sown]. The Lord blessed him,
The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
1 Kings 19:21
So he turned back from following him, took the team of oxen, and slaughtered them. With the oxen's wooden yoke and plow, he cooked the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he left, followed Elijah, and served him.
If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
So the Lord God sent him away from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.