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18 Bible Verses about Sowing And Reaping

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Galatians 6:7-8

Do not be deceived anymore; God is not to be scoffed at. A person will reap just what he sows, whatever it is. The person who sows to gratify his lower nature will reap destruction from that lower nature, and the person who sows to gratify his higher nature will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

Mark 4:3-8

"Listen! A sower went out to sow. As he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Some fell upon rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up at once, because the soil was not deep;read more.
but when the sun came up, they were scorched and withered away, because they had not taken root. Some fell among the thorn seed, and the thorns grew up and choked them out and they yielded no grain. Some fell in rich soil, and came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold."

Matthew 13:3-8

And in stories, by way of comparison, He told them many things, as He continued to speak: "A sower went out to sow, and as he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up, and some fell upon rocky ground where they did not have much soil, and at once they sprang up, because there was no depth of soil,read more.
and when the sun was up they were scorched and dried up, because they had no root. And some fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them out. And some fell in rich soil, and yielded a crop, some a hundred, some sixty, some thirty-fold.

Luke 8:5-8

"A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some of the seed fell along the path, and were trodden down, and the wild birds ate them up. Another portion of them fell upon the rock, and as soon as they sprang up, they withered, because they had no moisture. Still another portion fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up with them and choked them out.read more.
And another portion fell in rich soil and grew and yielded a crop of a hundredfold." As He said this, He exclaimed, "Let him who has ears to hear with, listen!"

Matthew 13:18-23

"Now listen closely to the story of the sower. When anyone hears the message of the kingdom and does not understand it, the wicked one comes and carries off the seed that was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. And what was sown upon the thin rocky soil illustrates the man who hears the message and bubbling over with joy at once accepts it,read more.
but it takes no real root in him, and he lasts only a little while, and just as soon as suffering and persecution come for the truth's sake, he at once yields and falls. And what was sown among the thorns illustrates the man who hears the message, and the worries of the times and the pleasures of being rich choke the truth out, and he yields no fruit. And what was sown in rich soil illustrates the man who hears the message and understands it, and yields fruit, one a hundred, one sixty, another thirty-fold."

Mark 4:14-20

The message is what the sower sows. The ones along the path are those who have the message sown in their hearts, but as soon as it is sown there, Satan comes and carries off the message that has been sown in their hearts. In like manner these are the ones sown on rocky ground; as soon as they hear the truth, they accept it with ecstasy,read more.
but it does not take real root in them, and so they last only a little while; then when trouble or persecution comes on account of the truth, they at once fall by the way. A different class are those people sown among the thorns. They are people who listen to the message, but the worries of the times, the deceiving pleasures of being rich, and evil desires for other things, creep in and choke the truth out, and it yields nothing. And the people sown in rich soil are the people who listen to the message and welcome it and yield thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold."

Luke 8:11-15

This is what the story means: The seed is God's message. Those along the path illustrate those who hear it, but then the devil comes and carries off the message from their hearts, so that they may not believe it and be saved. The portion of them on the rock illustrates those who accept the message, bubbling over with joy when they first hear it, but it takes no real root. They believe for awhile, but in the time of testing they fall away.read more.
And the portion of them falling among the thorns illustrates those who hear it, but as soon as they pass on they are choked out by the worries and wealth and pleasures of life, and thus yield no mature fruit. But the portion in rich soil illustrates those who listen to the message, keep it in good and honest hearts, and in patience yield fruit.

Matthew 13:24-30

He told them another story, as follows: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed seed in his field. But while the world was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed wild wheat seed in the midst of the good seed, and went away. And when the wheat plants grew up and yielded their ripened grain, the wild wheat plants appeared too.read more.
And the farmer's slaves came up to him and said, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then where did the wild wheat plants come from?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' Then they said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them?' And he said, 'No, never, for while you are gathering the wild wheat plants you might root up the good ones with them. Let them both grow together until harvest time, and at the harvest time I will order the reapers, "Gather first the wild wheat plants and tie them into bundles to be burned up, but get the wheat into my barn."'"

Mark 4:26-29

He also was saying: "The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground, then continues sleeping by night and getting up by day, while the seed sprouts and comes up without his knowing how. The ground of itself produces, first the stalk, then the head; at last there is the matured grain of wheat in the head.read more.
But as soon as the crop Will permit it, he puts in the sickle, for the reaping time has come."

John 4:35-38

Are you not saying, 'In four months more the harvest comes'? Look! I tell you, lift up your eyes and scan the fields, for they are already white for harvesting. Now the reaper is already getting pay, for he is gathering a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. For in this matter the adage is true, 'One sows, another reaps.'read more.
I have sent you to reap a harvest which you have not labored to make. Other men have labored, but you have reaped the results of their labors."

Romans 1:13

Furthermore, I want you to know, brothers, that I have often planned to come to see you (though until now I have been prevented), in order that I may gather some fruit among you too, as I have among the rest of the heathen.

1 Corinthians 3:5-9

Then what is Apollos? Or what is Paul? Mere servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord gave each of us his task. I did the planting, Apollos did the watering, but it was God who kept the plants growing. So neither the planter nor the waterer counts for much, but God is everything in keeping the plants growing.read more.
The planter and the waterer are one in aim, and yet each of us will get his own pay in accordance with his own work, for we belong to God as His fellow-workers; you belong to God as His field to be tilled, as His building to be built.

1 Corinthians 9:9-11

For in the law of Moses it is written, "You must not muzzle an ox that is treading out your grain." Is it that God is concerned about oxen only? Is He not really speaking on our behalf? Yes, indeed, this law was written on our behalf, because the plowman ought to plow and the thresher ought to thresh, in the hope of sharing in the crop. If we have sown the spiritual seed for you, is it too great for us to reap a material support from you?

Revelation 14:15-19

Then another angel came out of the temple and cried in a loud voice to Him who was seated on the cloud, "Put forth your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come, because the earth's harvest is ripe." So He who was seated on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped. Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle.read more.
And another angel came from the altar, who had power over the fire, and he called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Put forth your sharp sickle, and gather the bunches of grapes from the earth's vine, because its grapes are fully ripe." So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and gathered the grapes of the earth's vine, and flung them into the wine press of God's wrath,

1 Corinthians 15:35-44

But someone will ask, "How can the dead rise? With what kind of body do they come back?" You foolish man! the seed that you sow never comes to life unless it dies first; and what you sow does not have the body that it is going to have, but is a naked grain, of wheat (it may be) or something else;read more.
but God gives it just the body He sees fit, even each kind of seed its own body. Every kind of flesh is different. One kind belongs to men, another to cattle, another to birds, another to fish. There are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies, but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is of one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is of another. One kind of splendor belongs to the sun, another to the moon, and another to the stars; yes, one star differs from another in splendor. It is just like this with the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in decay, it is raised without decay; it is sown in humiliation, it is raised in splendor; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in strength; it is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is a spiritual body too.

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

Now this is the way it is: Whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly too, but whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully too. Each must give what he has purposed in his heart to give, not sorrowfully or under compulsion, for it is the happy giver that God loves. And God is able to make your every spiritual blessing overflow for you, so that you will always have in every situation an entire sufficiency and so overflow for every good cause;read more.
as the Scripture says: "He has generously given to the poor; His deeds of charity go on forever." He who always supplies the sower with seed and the eater with bread will supply you with seed and multiply it and enlarge the harvest which your deeds of charity yield. In every way you will grow richer and richer so as to give with perfect liberality, which will through me result in thanksgiving to God for it.

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Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » Harvest, spiritual, general references to

Mark 4:29

But as soon as the crop Will permit it, he puts in the sickle, for the reaping time has come."

Matthew 9:37

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the reapers are scarce.

Luke 10:2

So He was saying to them: "The harvest is plentiful, but the reapers are scarce. So pray the Lord of the harvest to send out reapers to His harvest-field.

More verses: Psalm 126:6 John 4:35-36

Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » Sowing, spiritual, the blessings of

More verses: Luke 8:5

Sowing and reaping » Sowing evil, on the part of the wicked

More verses: Proverbs 16:28

Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » Profitless

Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » Sure to come in the fulness of time

Revelation 14:15

Then another angel came out of the temple and cried in a loud voice to Him who was seated on the cloud, "Put forth your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come, because the earth's harvest is ripe."

Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » According to the seed sown

Galatians 6:7-8

Do not be deceived anymore; God is not to be scoffed at. A person will reap just what he sows, whatever it is. The person who sows to gratify his lower nature will reap destruction from that lower nature, and the person who sows to gratify his higher nature will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » Reaped at the judgment day

Sowing and reaping » Reaping, harvest of sin » Disappointing