He that tills his land shall be filled with bread, but he that follows after vain persons shall be filled with poverty.
And the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a pastor of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the grass of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.
But the fear of briers and thorns shall not come unto all the hills that were dug with the hoe, but they shall be for pasture of oxen and for the treading of the lesser cattle.
And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by;
2 Samuel 9:10
Thou, therefore, and thy sons and thy slaves shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits that thy master's son may have bread to eat, but Mephibosheth, thy master's son, shall eat bread always at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty slaves.
And there is higher authority in all of the things of the earth, but he who serves the field is king.
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown;
And he shall judge among many peoples and correct strong nations even afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they train for war any more.
and a messenger came unto Job and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them;
Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? Will he harrow the valleys after thee?
Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.
Shall horses run upon the rocks? will one plow there with oxen? why have ye turned judgment into hemlock, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood?
when thou tillest the ground, from now on it shall not yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
For these two years the famine has been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.