The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
Let them gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. Under Pharaoh’s authority, store the grain in the cities, so they may preserve it as food.
Joseph gathered all the excess food in the land of Egypt during the seven years and put it in the cities. He put the food in every city from the fields around it.
This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each person needs to eat. You may take two quarts per individual, according to the number of people each of you has in his tent.’”
So the Israelites did this. Some gathered a lot, some a little.
When they measured it by quarts, the person who gathered a lot had no surplus, and the person who gathered a little had no shortage. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat.
They gathered it every morning. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat, but when the sun grew hot, it melted.
On the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, four quarts apiece, and all the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses.
For six days you may gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.”
The people were up all that day and night and all the next day gathering the quail—the one who took the least gathered 50 bushels—and they spread them out all around the camp.
Yet on the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, but they did not find any.
His winnowing shovel is in His hand to clear His threshing floor and gather the wheat into His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with a fire that never goes out.”
Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn.’”
When they were full, He told His disciples, “Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted.”
The four kings took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food and went on.
“The remainder of the length alongside the holy donation will be 3? miles to the east and 3? miles to the west. It will run alongside the holy donation. Its produce will be food for the workers of the city.
What the devouring locust has left,
the swarming locust has eaten;
what the swarming locust has left,
the young locust has eaten;
and what the young locust has left,
the destroying locust has eaten.
Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.
Then a voice said to him, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat!”