He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits shall have poverty enough.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to work 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 keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And unto Adam he said, Because you have listened unto the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field; In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.
He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.
And on all hills that were dug with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be a range for oxen, and a place for sheep to tread.
And the desolate land shall be tilled, instead of lying desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
2 Samuel 9:10
You therefore, and your sons, and your servants, shall till the land for him, and you shall bring in the fruits, that your master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth your master's son shall eat bread always at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served from the field.
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and you shall be tilled and sown:
And he shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations 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 learn war any more.
And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them:
Can you bind the wild ox with ropes in the furrow? or will he plow the valleys behind you?
Does the plowman keep plowing all day to sow? does he keep opening and breaking the clods of his ground?
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.
For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in the which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.