Does he who plows for sowing plow all the time? Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing his field?
"Pay attention! Listen to what I have to say; Pay attention, and hear my speech.
"Look! The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when the one who sows will overtake the harvester and the treader of grapes will overtake the planter. Fresh wine will drip down from the mountains, cascading down from the hills.
no shrubs had yet grown in the meadows of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there were no human beings to work the ground.
1 Corinthians 9:10
Isn't he really speaking for our benefit? Yes, this was written for our benefit, because the one who plows should plow in hope, and the one who threshes should thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.
Jesus told him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."
"For six days you are to work, but on the seventh day you are to rest; even during plowing time and harvest you are to rest.
1 Kings 19:19
Elijah left there and located Shaphat's son Elisha, who was plowing, along with a total of twelve pairs of oxen. (He was plowing with the twelfth pair.) As Elijah passed by, he tossed his cloak at Elisha.
2 Kings 25:12
However, the captain of the guard left some of the poor people of the land to work as vinedressers and farmers.
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left some of the poorest people of the land to be vinedressers and farmers.
But I'll let the nation that brings its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serves him remain in its own land," declares the LORD, "and they'll work it and remain in it."'"
1 Samuel 8:12
He will appoint his officers over thousands and officers over fifties some will plow his fields, reap his harvest, and craft his war implements and equipment for his chariots.
The city workers who cultivate it are to come from all the tribes of Israel.
"Suppose a man among you has a servant plowing or watching sheep. Would he say to him when he comes in from the field, "Come at once and have something to eat'?
"He will say, "I am no mere prophet. A servant of mankind am I, because a man dedicated to this have I been from my youth.'
Be dismayed, you farmers! Cry aloud, you vintners, for the wheat and barley, because the harvest in your fields has been lost.