One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Therefore Yahweh God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, 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 toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field. By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep."
The land that was desolate shall be tilled, whereas it was a desolation in the sight of all who passed by.
2 Samuel 9:10
You shall till the land for him, you, and your sons, and your servants; and you shall bring in [the fruits], that your master's son may have bread 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 profits from the field.
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn into you, and you shall be tilled and sown;
and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.
that there came a messenger to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them,
Can you hold the wild ox in the furrow with his harness? Or will he till the valleys after you?
Does he who plows to sow plow continually? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods?
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness;
From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."
For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.