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20 Bible Verses About Tilling the Soil

Here are 20 Bible verses about tilling the soil from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Amos 6:12 KJV

Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:

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Ecclesiastes 5:9 KJV

Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.

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Proverbs 12:11 KJV

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

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Genesis 3:17-19 KJV

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

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Ezekiel 36:34 KJV

And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.

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Genesis 4:12 KJV

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

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Isaiah 28:24 KJV

Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

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Ezekiel 36:9 KJV

For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown:

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Job 1:14 KJV

And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

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Genesis 2:15 KJV

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

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Isaiah 7:25 KJV

And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

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Genesis 3:23 KJV

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

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Proverbs 20:4 KJV

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

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Job 39:10 KJV

Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

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Proverbs 28:19 KJV

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

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Genesis 4:2 KJV

And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

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2 Samuel 9:10 KJV

Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

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Genesis 45:6 KJV

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

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Micah 4:3 KJV

And he shall judge among many people, 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.

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Deuteronomy 22:10 KJV

Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.

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