'Yield' in the Bible
When you cultivate the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength [it will resist producing good crops] for you; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond [roaming aimlessly] on the earth [in perpetual exile without a home, a degraded outcast].”
“Asher’s food [supply] shall be rich and bountiful,And he shall yield and deliver royal delights.
“You shall sow your land six years and harvest its yield,
You shall not have intimate relations with any animal to be defiled with it; nor shall a woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.
even your domestic animals and the [wild] animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.
Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it.
then I will give you rain in its season, and the land will yield her produce and the trees of the field bear their fruit.
Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
or [else] the Lord’s anger will be kindled and burn against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the land will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the Lord is giving you.
“Every year you shall certainly tithe [a tenth] of all the yield of your seed which is produced by your field.
“You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, or everything produced by the seed which you have sown and the yield of the vineyard will become defiled [and banned for use].
With the precious fruits of the sun,And with the precious produce of the months.
Now do not stiffen your neck [becoming obstinate] like your fathers, but yield to the Lord and come to His sanctuary which He has sanctified and set apart forever, and serve the Lord your God, so that His burning anger will turn away from you.
“Its abundant produce is for the kingsWhom You have set over us because of our sins;They also rule over our bodiesAnd over our cattle as they please,So we are in great distress.
Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,And our land will yield its produce.
And sow fields and plant vineyards,And produce an abundant harvest.
“What more could have been done for My vineyard that I have not done in it?When I expected it to produce good grapes, why did it yield worthless ones?
“For ten acres of vineyard will yield [only] one bath of wine,And a homer (six bushels) of seed will produce [only] one ephah of grain.”
Therefore, thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah],“If you repent [and give up this mistaken attitude of despair and self-pity], then I will restore you [to a state of inner peace]So that you may stand before Me [as My obedient representative];And if you separate the precious from the worthless [examining yourself and cleansing your heart from unwarranted doubt concerning My faithfulness],You will become My spokesman.Let the people turn to you [and learn to value My values]—But you, you must not turn to them [with regard for their idolatry and wickedness].
Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its produce; and My people will be secure on their land. Then they will know [with confidence] that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have rescued them from the hand of those who made them slaves.
But you, O mountains of Israel, will put out your branches and bear your fruit to My people Israel; for they will soon come [home].
For they sow the wind [in evil]And they reap the whirlwind [in disaster].The standing grain has no growth;It yields no grain.If it were to yield, strangers would swallow it up.
Do not be afraid, you animals of the field,For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green;The tree has produced its fruit,And the fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.
Though the fig tree does not blossomAnd there is no fruit on the vines,Though the yield of the olive failsAnd the fields produce no food,Though the flock is cut off from the foldAnd there are no cattle in the stalls,
Then he said to me, “This [continuous supply of oil] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel [prince of Judah], saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of whom the oil is a symbol],’ says the Lord of hosts.
‘For there the seed will produce peace and prosperity; the vine will yield its fruit, and the ground will produce its increase, and the heavens will give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things.
Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, My Chosen One; listen and obey and yield to Him!”
Then the master told the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled [with guests].
And since he would not be dissuaded, we stopped pleading and fell silent, saying, “The Lord’s will be done!”
But do not listen to them, for more than forty of them are lying in wait for him, and they have bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. Even now they are ready, just waiting for your promise.”
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts and passions.
Do not go on offering members of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness. But offer yourselves to God [in a decisive act] as those alive [raised] from the dead [to a new life], and your members [all of your abilities—sanctified, set apart] as instruments of righteousness [yielded] to God.
I am speaking in [familiar] human terms because of your natural limitations [your spiritual immaturity]. For just as you presented your bodily members as slaves to impurity and to [moral] lawlessness, leading to further lawlessness, so now offer your members [your abilities, your talents] as slaves to righteousness, leading to sanctification [that is, being set apart for God’s purpose].
You were bought with a price [a precious price paid by Christ]; do not become slaves to men [but to Christ].
But we did not yield to them even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel would continue to remain with you [in its purity].
But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile].
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