'Soil' in the Bible
that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His Name (Presence).
The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it will come down on you until you are destroyed.
But the captain of the bodyguard left some of the unimportant and poorest people of the land to be vineyard workers and farmers.
Ezri the son of Chelub was in charge of those who did the work of the field, tilling the soil.
Water wears away the stones,Its floods and torrents wash away the soil of the earth,So You [O Lord] destroy the hope of man.
I have seen a wicked, violent man [with great power]Spreading and flaunting himself like a cedar in its native soil,
You water its furrows abundantly,You smooth its ridges;You soften it with showers,You bless its growth.
There will be an abundance of grain in the soil on the top of the mountains;Its fruit will wave like [the cedars of] Lebanon,And those of the city will flourish like grass of the earth.
As when the one plows and breaks open the ground [and the soil scatters behind him],Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol [by the injustices of the wicked].
Good understanding wins favor [from others],But the way of the unfaithful is hard [like barren, dry soil].
“I had taken off my dress,How can I put it on again?I had washed my feet,How could I get them dirty again?
Then He will give you rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread [grain] from the produce of the ground, and it will be rich and plentiful. In that day your livestock will graze in large and roomy pastures.
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and farmers.
He also took some of the seed of the land (Zedekiah, of the royal family) and planted it in fertile soil and a fruitful field; he placed it beside abundant waters and set it like a willow tree.
It was planted in good soil where water was plentiful for it to produce leaves and branches and to bear fruit, so that it might become a splendid vine.”’
Be ashamed, O farmers;Wail, O vinedressers,For the wheat and for the barley,Because the harvest of the field has perished.
This One [the Messiah] shall be our peace.When the Assyrian invades our landAnd tramples on our citadels and in our palaces,Then shall we raise against himSeven shepherds and eight princes [an overpowering force] among men.
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil; and at once they sprang up because they had no depth of soil.
Other seed fell on good soil and yielded grain, some a hundred times as much [as was sown], some sixty [times as much], and some thirty.
The one on whom seed was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and at once welcomes it with joy;
And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands and grasps it; he indeed bears fruit and yields, some a hundred times [as much as was sown], some sixty [times as much], and some thirty.”
Other seed fell on rocks where there was not much soil; and immediately a plant sprang up because the soil had no depth.
And other seed fell into good soil, and as the plants grew and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundred times [as much as had been sown].”
And those [in the last group] are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word [of God, the good news regarding the way of salvation] and accept it and bear fruit—thirty, sixty, and a hundred times as much [as was sown].”
And some fell into good soil, and grew up and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” As He said these things, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear and heed My words.”
But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.
so he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and have found none. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground [depleting the soil and blocking the sunlight]?’
But he replied to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, [just] one more year until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;
For soil that drinks the rain which often falls on it and produces crops useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God;
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