'Harvest' in the Bible
As long as the earth endures,seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,summer and winter, and day and nightwill not cease.”
Reuben went out during the wheat harvest and found some mandrakes in the field. When he brought them to his mother Leah, Rachel asked, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”
Let Pharaoh do this: Let him appoint overseers over the land and take a fifth of the harvest of the land of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
At harvest, you are to give a fifth of it to Pharaoh, and four-fifths will be yours as seed for the field and as food for yourselves, your households, and your dependents.”
“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.
Also observe the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and observe the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather your produce from the field.
“Observe the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the agricultural year.
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.
“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.
When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God.”
You are not to reap what grows by itself from your crop, or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. It must be a year of complete rest for the land.
The fiftieth year will be your Jubilee; you are not to sow, reap what grows by itself, or harvest its untended vines.
You are to make the purchase from your neighbor based on the number of years since the last Jubilee. He is to sell to you based on the number of remaining harvest years.
When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating from the previous harvest. You will be eating this until the ninth year when its harvest comes in.
Your threshing will continue until grape harvest, and the grape harvest will continue until sowing time; you will have plenty of food to eat and live securely in your land.
Your offering will be credited to you as if it were your grain from the threshing floor or the full harvest from the winepress.
I will provide rain for your land in the proper time, the autumn and spring rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and oil.
Do not plant your vineyard with two types of seed; otherwise, the entire harvest, both the crop you plant and the produce of the vineyard, will be defiled.
“When you reap the harvest in your field, and you forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. It is to be left for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
you must take some of the first of all the land’s produce that you harvest from the land Yahweh your God is giving you and put it in a container. Then go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to have His name dwell.
“You will sow much seed in the field but harvest little, because locusts will devour it.
with the bountiful harvest from the sunand the abundant yield of the seasons;
Now the Jordan overflows its banks throughout the harvest season. But as soon as the priests carrying the ark reached the Jordan, their feet touched the water at its edge
Later on, during the wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat as a gift and visited his wife. “I want to go to my wife in her room,” he said. But her father would not let him enter.
So Naomi came back from the land of Moab with her daughter-in-law Ruth the Moabitess. They arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.
Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also told me, ‘Stay with my young men until they have finished all of my harvest.’”
He can appoint them for his use as commanders of thousands or commanders of fifties, to plow his ground or reap his harvest, or to make his weapons of war or the equipment for his chariots.
Isn’t the wheat harvest today? I will call on the Lord and He will send thunder and rain, so that you will know and see what a great evil you committed in the Lord’s sight by requesting a king for yourselves.”
and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest.
Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.
A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of 20 loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”
He made warehouses for the harvest of grain, new wine, and oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and pens for flocks.
Its abundant harvest goes to the kingsYou have set over us,because of our sins.They rule over our bodiesand our livestock as they please.We are in great distress.
The hungry consume his harvest,even taking it out of the thorns.The thirsty pant for his children’s wealth.
For it is a fire that consumes down to Abaddon;it would destroy my entire harvest.
Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grainand bring it to your threshing floor?
The earth has produced its harvest;God, our God, blesses us.
They sow fields and plant vineyardsthat yield a fruitful harvest.
Honor the Lord with your possessionsand with the first produce of your entire harvest;
it prepares its provisions in summer;it gathers its food during harvest.
My fruit is better than solid gold,and my harvest than pure silver.
The son who gathers during summer is prudent;the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty,but an abundant harvest comesthrough the strength of an ox.
To those who send him, a trustworthy messengeris like the coolness of snow on a harvest day;he refreshes the life of his masters.
Like snow in summer and rain at harvest,honor is inappropriate for a fool.
So I join with Jazerto weep for the vines of Sibmah;I drench Heshbon and Elealeh with my tears.Triumphant shouts have fallen silentover your summer fruit and your harvest.
On the day that you plant,you will help them to grow,and in the morningyou will help your seed to sprout,but the harvest will vanishon the day of disease and incurable pain.
For, the Lord said to me:I will quietly look out from My place,like shimmering heat in sunshine,like a rain cloud in harvest heat.
For before the harvest, when the blossoming is overand the blossom becomes a ripening grape,He will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife,and tear away and remove the branches.
on many waters.Tyre’s revenue was the grain from Shihor—the harvest of the Nile.She was the merchant among the nations.
For this is how it will be on earthamong the nations:like a harvested olive tree,like a gleaning after a grape harvest.
The fading flower of his beautiful splendor,which is on the summit above the rich valley,will be like a ripe fig before the summer harvest.Whoever sees it will swallow itwhile it is still in his hand.
In a little more than a yearyou overconfident ones will shudder,for the vintage will failand the harvest will not come.
For those who gather grain will eat itand praise the Lord,and those who harvest the grapes will drink the winein My holy courts.
Israel was holy to the Lord,the firstfruits of His harvest.All who ate of it found themselves guilty;disaster came on them.”This is the Lord’s declaration.
They will consume your harvest and your food.They will consume your sons and your daughters.They will consume your flocks and your herds.They will consume your vines and your fig trees.They will destroy with the swordyour fortified cities in which you trust.
They have not said to themselves,‘Let’s fear the Lord our God,who gives the rain, both early and late, in its season,who guarantees to us the fixed weeks of the harvest.’
Harvest has passed, summer has ended,but we have not been saved.
I will weep for you, vine of Sibmah,with more than the weeping for Jazer.Your tendrils have extended to the sea;they have reached to the sea and to Jazer.The destroyer has fallen on your summer fruit and grape harvest.
A harvest is also appointed for you, Judah.When I return My people from captivity,
Be ashamed, you farmers,wail, you vinedressers,over the wheat and the barley,because the harvest of the field has perished.
Swing the sicklebecause the harvest is ripe.Come and trample the grapesbecause the winepress is full;the wine vats overflowbecause the wickedness of the nations is great.
I also withheld the rain from youwhile there were still three months until harvest.I sent rain on one citybut no rain on another.One field received rainwhile a field with no rain withered.
How sad for me!For I am like one who—when the summer fruit has been gatheredafter the gleaning of the grape harvest—finds no grape cluster to eat,no early fig, which I crave.
“You expected much, but then it amounted to little. When you brought the harvest to your house, I ruined it. Why?” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. “Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house.
Then He said to His disciples,“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.
Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn.’”
and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
When the grape harvest drew near, he sent his slaves to the farmers to collect his fruit.
“He will completely destroy those terrible men,” they told Him, “and lease his vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at the harvest.”
But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
He told them:“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.
“Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest.
Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
Another angel came out of the sanctuary, crying out in a loud voice to the One who was seated on the cloud, “Use your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come, since the harvest of the earth is ripe.”