20 Bible Verses about Tilling The Soil
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He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.
Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.
“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the plants of the field;
By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.
The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by.
You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson may have food; nevertheless Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall eat at my table regularly.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated and sown.
And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they train for war.
a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,
“You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.
Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed?
Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,
So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
Do horses run on rocks?
Or does one plow them with oxen?
Yet you have turned justice into poison
And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.”
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
- Soil (112 instances)
- Tilling (5 instances)