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Deut. I, 22-25. And ye came near the ears with thine hand; but thou eat the labour of thine bands: unto me every one of you, and shalt not move a sickle unto thy happy shalt thou be, and it shall said, We will send men before us, neighbour's standing corn. be well with thee. and they shall search us out the

Deut. xxvii, 17. Cursed be he Isa. xxv, 10. For in this mounland, and bring us word again by that removeth his neighbour's tain shall the hand of the LORD what way we must go up, and into landmark. what cities we shall come. And shall say, Amen.

And all the people rest, and Moab shall be trodden the saying pleased me well: and I

down under him, even as straw is took twelve men of you, one of a landmarks; they violently, take

Job xxiv, 2. Some remove the trodden down for the dunghill.

Luke xvii, 7. But which of you, ap into the mountain, and came away flocks, and feed thereof. having a servant plowing or feedonto the valley of Eshcol, and Prov. xxii, 28. Remove not the irg cattle, will say unto him by searched it out. And they took ancient landmark, which thy fa- and by, when he is come from the of the fruit of the land in their thers have set.

field, Go and sit down to meat? hands, and brought it down unto Prov. xxiii, 10, 11. Remove not 2 Tim. ii, 6. The husbandman as, and brought us word again, the old landmark; and enter not that laboureth must be first parand said, it is a good land which into the fields of the fatherless: taker of the fruits. the LORD our God doth give us. For their redeemer is mighty; he Deut. vill, 7-10. For the LORD shall plead their cause with thee.

PLOUGHING. thy God bringeth thee into a good

Deut. xxii, 10. Thou shalt pot land, a land of brooks of water, of

CULTIVATION. fountains and depths that spring

plow with an ox and an ass toge

ther. out of valleys and hills; A land of Gen. 11, 15. And the LORD God wheat, and barley, and vines, and took the man, and put him into

1 Sam. xiii, 19-21. Now there Ag trees, and pomegranates; a the garden of Eden to dress it and all the land of Israel: for the Phil

was no smith found throughout land of oil olive, and honey; A to keep it. land wherein thou shalt eat bread Gen. iii, 17-19, 23. And unto Adam make them swords or spears: But

istines said, Lest the Hebrews without scarceness, thou shalt not he said, Because thou hast hear-all the Israelites went down to lack any thing in it; a land whose kened unto the voice of thy wife, the Philistines, to sharpen every stones are iron, and out of whose and hast eaten of the tree, of which man his share, and his coulter, hills thou mayest dig brass. When I commanded thee, saying, Thou and his axe, and his mattock. Yet thou hast eaten and art full, then shalt not eat of it: cursed is the they had a file for the mattocks, thou shalt bless the LORD thy God ground for thy sake; in sorrow and for the coulters, and for the for the good land which he hath shalt thou eat of it all the days forks, and for the axes, and to given thee.

of thy life; Thorns also and this sharpen the goads. Deut. xi, 10-12. For the land, tles shall it bring forth to thee; whither thou goest in to pos- and thou shalt eat the herb of the

1 Sam. xiv, 14. And that first sess it, is not as the land of Egypt, field; In the sweat of thy face slaughter, which Jonathan and his from whence ye came out, where shalt thou eat bread, till thou re

armour bearer made, was about thou sowedst thy seed, and water turn unto the ground; for out of twenty men, within as it were an edst it with thy foot, as a garden it wast thou taken: for dust thou half acre of land, which a yoke of of herbs: But the land, whither ye art, and unto dust shalt thou re

oxen might plow. go to possess it, is a land of hills turn. Therefore the Lord God 1 Kings, xix, 19-21. So he deand valleys, and drinketh water sent him forth from the gar- parted thence, and found Elisha of the rain of heaven: A land den of Eden, to till the ground the son of Shaphat, who was plowwhich the LORD thy God careth from whence he was taken. ing with twelve yoke of oxen befor: the eyes of the LORD thy God Jud. xix, 16. And, behold, there fore him, and he with the twelfth: are always upon it, from the be- came an old man from his work and Elijah passed by him, and ginning of the year even unto the out of the field at even, which was cast his mantle upon him. And end of the year.

also of mount Ephraim; and he he left the oxen, and ran after sojourned in Gibeah: but the men Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray

thee, kiss my father and my moAGRARIAN ENACTMENTS of the place were Benjamites. Exod. xxii, 5, 6. If a man shall

1 Chr. xxvii, 26. And over them ther, and then I will follow thee.

And he said unto him, Go ack canse & field or vineyard to be / that did the work of the field for again: for what have I done to and shall feed in another man's

him, and took a yoke of oxen, and field; of the best of his own field,

2 Chron. xxvi, 10. Also he built slew them, and boiled their flesh and of the best of his own vine- towers in the desert, and digged with the instruments of the oxen, yard, shall he make restitution. many wells: for he had much and gave unto the people, and they if fire break out, and catch in cattle, both in the low country, did eat. Then he arose, and went thorns, so that the stacks of corn, and in the plains: husbaudmen after Elijah, and ministered unto or the standing corn, or the field, also, and vine dressers in the him. be consumed therewith; he that mountains, and in Carmel: for he

JOD I, 14, 15. And there came a kindled the fire shall surely make loved husbandry.

messenger unto Job, and said, The restitution. Dent. xix, 14. Tbou shalt not Eccles. v, 9. Moreover the profit feeding beside them: And the

oxen were plowing, and the asses of the earth is for all: the king Sabeans fell upon them, and took remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set himself is served by the field.

them away; yea, they have slain in thine inheritance, which thou Eccles. vi, 7. All the labour of the servants with the edge of the shalt inherit in the land that the man is for his mouth, and yet the sword; and I only am escaped alone LORD thy God giveth thee to pos appetite is not filled,

to tell thee. sess it.

Psalm civ, 23. Man goeth forth

Job xxxix, 10. Canst thou bind Deut. xxill, 25. When thoa com unto his work and to his labour' the unicorn with his band in the est unto the standing corn of thy until the evening.

furrow? or will he harrow the neighbour, then thou mayest pluck Psalm cxxviii, 2. For thou shalt valleys after thec?

Isa. xxvill, 23, 24. Give yo ear, 1 ed iniquity; ye have eaten the P3. xcvll, 11. Light Is sown for and hear my voice; hearken, and fruit of lies: because thou didst the righteous, and gladness for hear my speech. Doth the plow- trust in thy way, in the multitude the upright in heart. man plow all day to sow? doth he of thy mighty men.

Ps. cvii. 37. And sow the fields, open and break the clods of his Micah ilt, 12. Therefore shall and plant vineyards, which may ground?

Zion for your sake be plowed as yield fruits of increase. Isa. Ixl, 5. And strangers shall a field, and Jerusalem shall be- Jer. xxxi, 27, 28. Behold, the stand and feed your flocks, and come heaps, and the mountain days come, saith the LORD, that I the sons of the alien shall be your of the house as the high places will sow the house of Israel and plowmen and your vindressers. of the forest.

the house of Judah with the seed Amos vi, 12. Shall horses run Joel iii, 10. Beat your plowshares of man, and with the seed of beast. upon the rock? will one plow there into swords, and your pruning- And it shall come to pass, that with oxen?

hooks into spears: let the weak like as I have watched over them, say, I am strong.

to pluck up, and to break down, Judges xiv, 18. And he said un- Luke 1x, 62. And Jesus said and to throw down, and to de to them, If ye had not plowed unto him, No man, having put stroy, and to afllict; so will ! with my heifer, ye had not found his hand to the plough, and look- watch over them, to build, and out my riddle.

ing back, is fit for the kingdom of to plant, saith the LORD. Job iv, 8. Even as I have seen, God.

Ezek. XXXVI, 9-11. For, behold, they that plow iniquity, and sow 1 Cor.ill, 9. For we are labourers I am for you, and I will turn wickedness, reap the same. together with God: ye are God's unto you, and ye shall be tilled Job xxxi, 38-40. If my land cry husbandry.

and sown: And I will inultiply men against me, or that the furrows

1 Cor. ix, 10. Or saith he it alto- upon you, all the house of Israel, likewise thereof complain; if I gether for our sakes? have eaten the fruits thereof with-sakus, no doubt, this is written: be inhabited, and the wastes shall

For our even all of it: and the cities shall out money, or have

caused the that he that ploweth should plow be builded: ' And I will multiply owners thereof to lose their life: in hope; and that he that thresh- upon you man and beast; and Let thistles grow instead of wheat, eth in hope should be partaker they shall increaso and bring and cockle instead of barley. The of his hope.

fruit: and I will settle you after words of Job are ended.

SOWING.

your old estates, and will do betPs. cxxix, 3. The plowers plow

ter unto you than at your begin

Gen. xlvii, 23. Then Joseph said nings and ye shall know that i ed upon my back: they made long unto the people, Behold, I have am the Lord. their furrows.

bought you this day and your land Prov. XX, 4. The sluggard will for Pharaoh: 10, here is seed for her unto me in the earth; and I

Hosea il, 23. And I will now not plow by reason of the cold; you, and ye shall sow the land.

will have mercy upon her that therefore shall he beg in harvest, Lcv. xix, 19. Ye shall keep my had not obtained mercy; and I and have nothing.

statutes. Thou shalt not let thy will say to them which uere pot Prov. xxi, 4. Ån high look, and cattle gender with a diverse kind: my people, Thou art my peuple; and a proud heart, and the plowing ot thou shalt not sow thy field with they shall say, Thou art my God. the wicked, 1s sin. mingled seed: neither shall a gar

Hosea x, 12. Isa. ii, 4. And he shall judgement mingled of linen and wool in righteousness, reap in mercy.

Sow to yourselves among the nations, and shall re- len come upon thee.

Ze.x,9. And I will sow them among buke many people: and they shall Deut. xxil, 9. Thou shalt not sow the people: and they shall rebeat their swords into plowshares, thy vineyard with divers seeds: member me in far countries; and and theirspears into pruninghooks: lest the fruit of thy seed which they shall live with their children, nation shall not lift up sword thou hast sown, and the fruit of and turn again. against nation, neither shall they thy vineyard, be defiled. learn war any more.

Matt. xiii, 1-8. The same day Ps. cxxvi, 5, 6. They that sow in went Jesus out of the house, and *Jer iv, 3. For thus saith the tears shall reap in joy. He that sat by the sea side. And great LORD to the men of Judah and goeth forth and weepeth, bearing multitudes were gathered toJerusalem, Break up your fallow precious seed, shall doubtless gether unto him, so that he went ground, and sow not among come again with rejoicing, bring- into a ship, and sat; and the thorns. ing his sheaves with him.

whole multitudo stood on the Jer. xiv, 4. Because the ground Eccles. xi, 4, 6. He that obsery. shore. And he spake many things is chapt, for there was no rain in eth the wind shall not sow; and unto them in parables, saying, the earth, the plowmen were he that regardeth the clouds shall Behold, a sower went forth to ashamed, they covered their heads. not reap. In the morning sow thy sow; And when he sowed, somo

Jer. xxvi, 18. Micah the Moras- seed, and in the evening withhold seeds fell by the way side, and the thite prophesied in the days of not thine hand: for thou knowest fowls came and devoured them Hezekiah king of Judah, and not whether shall prosper, either up: Some fell upon stony places, spake to all the people of Judah, I this or that, or whether they where they had not much earth: saying, Thus salth the LORD of both shall be alike good.

and forth with they sprung up, hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a Isa. xxviii, 25, 26. When he hath because they had no deepness field, and Jerusalem shall become made plain the face thereof, doth of earth: And when the sun was heaps, and the mountain of the he not cast abroad the fitches, and up, they were scorched; and behouse as the high places of a scatter the cummin, and cast in the cause they had no root, they withforest.

principal wheat and the appointed ered away. And some fell among Hos.x, 11-13. * * Judah shall barley and the rie in their place? thorns, and the thorns sprung up, plow, and Jacob shall break his For his God doth instruct him to and choked them: But other fell clods. * * break up your fal- discretion, and doth teach him. into good ground, and brought low ground: for it is time to seek

forth fruit, some an hundredfold,

18a. xxxii, 20. Blessed are ye the Lost, till he come and rain that sow beside all waters, that some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. righteousness upon you. Ye have send forth thither the feet of the Matt. xiii, 18-23. Hear ye there. plowed vickedness, ye have reap- ox and the ass.

fore the parable of the bower

When any one heareth the word country of Moab how that the Flcd. vi, 7. For the earth which of the kingdom, and understand- LORD had visited his people in drinketh in the rain that cometh eth it not, then cometh the wicked giving them bread.

oft upon it, and bringeth forth one, and catcheth away that which 2 Kings xix, 29. And this shall herbs meet for their by whom it was sown in his heart. This is he be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat is dressed, receiveth blessing from which received seed by the way this year such things as grow of God. side. But he that received the themselves, and in the second seed into stony places, the same year that which springeth of the REAPING AND HARVEST. is he that heareth the word, and same; and in the third year sow anon with joy receiveth it; Yet ye, and reap, and plant vineyards,

Gen. viii, 22. While the earth hath he not root in himself, but and eat the fruits thereor.

remaineth, seedtime and harvest, dureth for a while: for when tri

and cold and heat, and summer

Psalm lxv, 9-13. Thou visitest because of the word, by and by greatly enrichest it with the buiation or persecution ariseth the earth, and waterest it: thou and winter, and day and night ho is offended. He also that re- river of God, which is full of water:

Gen. xxxvii, 7. For, behold, wo ceived seed among the thorns is thou preparest them corn, when were binding sheaves in the field, ne that heareth the word; and thou hast so provided for it. Thou and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also the care of this world, and the waterest the ridges thereof abun- stood upright; and, behold, your deceitfulness of riches, choke dantly: thou settlest the furrows sheaves stood round about, and the word, and he becometh un- thereof; thou makest it soft with made obeisance to my sheaf. fruitful. But he that received showers: thou blessest the spring- Lev. xxv,5. That which groweth seed into the good ground is he ing thereof. Thou crownest the of its own accord of thy harvest that heareth the word, and under- year with thy goodness; and thy thou shalt not reap, neither gather standeth it; which also beareth paths drop fatness. They drop the grapes of thy vine undressed: fruit, and bringeth forth, some an upon the pastures of the wilder- for it is a year of rest unto the land. hundredfold, some sixty, some ness: and the little hills rejoice on thirty.

Ruth ii, 4. And, behold, Boaz every side.

The pastures are came froin Beth-léhem, and said Gal. vi, 7, 8. Be not deceived: clothed with flocks; the valleys unto the reapers, The Lord be God is not mocked: for what- also are covered over with corn; with you. And they answered soever a man soweth, that shall they shout for joy, they also sing. him, The LORD bless thee. he also reap. For he that soweth

Psalm lxxii, 16. There shall be to his flesh shall of the flesh reap an handful of corn in the earth shemesh were reaping their wheat

1 Sam. vi, 13. And they of Beth corruption; but he that soweth to upon the top of the mountains; barvest in the valley: and they the Spirit 'shall of the Spirit reap the fruit thereof shall shake like lifted up their eyes, and saw the lite everlasting. Lebanon.

ark, and rejoiced to see it. Ezek. xxxvi, 8. But ye. O moun

1 Sam. viii, 12. And he will apPLENTY.

tains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth point him captains over thousands, Gen. XXVI, 12. Then Isaacsowed fruit to my people of Israel; for set them to ear his ground, and to

your branches, and yield your and captains over fifties; and will in that land, and received in the they are at hand to come. same year an hundredfold: and

reup his harvest, and to make his the LORD blessed him.

Ezek. xxxiv, 27. And the tree of instruments of war, and instru

the fielil shall yield her fruit, and ments of his chariots. Gen. xli, 47. And in the seven the earth shall yield her increase, plenteous years the earth brought and they shall be safe in their my bread, and my water, and my

1 Sam. xxv, 11. Shall I then take forth by handfuls.

land, and shall know that I am the flesh that I have killed for my Lev.xxv,18,19. Wherefore ye shall LORD, when I have broken the shearers, and give it unto men, do my statutes, and keep my bands of their yoke, and delivered whom I know not whence they bei Judgments, and do them; and yo them out of the land of those that shall dwell in the land in safety. served themselves of them.

2 Kings iv, 18. And when the And the land shall yield her fruit, Joel ii, 24.. And the foors shall that he went out to his father to

child was grown, it fell on a day, and ye shall eat your fill, and be full of wheat, and the fats shall dwell therein in safety.

the reapers. overflow with wine and oil. Lev. XXVI, 3-5. If ye walk in my Joel ii, 26. And ye shall eat in gry eateth np, and taketh it even

JOD v,5. Whose harvest the hunstatutes, and keep my command: plenty, and be satisfied, and praise out of the thuins, and the robber ments, and do them; Then I will the name of the LORD your God, swalloweth up their substance. give you rain in due season, and that hath dealt wondrously with the land shall yield her increase you: and my people shall never be

Job xxiv, 6. They reap everyone and the trees of the field shall ashamed.

his corn in the field;" and they yield their fruit.

And your threshing shall reach unto the Amos ix, 13. Behold, the day is gather the vintage of the wicked.

Prov. x, 5. He that gathereth in vintage, and the vintage shall come, saith the LORD, that the reach unto

the sowing time: and plowman shall overtake the reaper, summer is a wise son: but he that ye shall eat your bread to the full

, I and the treader of grapes him that sleepeth in harvest is a son that and dwell in your land safely.

soweth seed; and the mountains causeth shame.

shall drop sweet wine, and all the Prov. xxv, 13. As the cold of Lev. xxvi, 10. And ye shall eat hills shall melt.

snow in the time of harvest, so is old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

Zech. viii, 11, 12. But now I will 2 faithful messenger to then that

not be unto the residue of this send him: for he refresheth the Deut. xxxii, 13. He made him people as in the foriner days, saith soul of his masters. ride on the high places of the the Lord of hosts. For the seed earth, that he might eat the in. shall be prosperous; the vine shall

Job xxiv, 24. They are exalted crease of the fields.

give her fruit, and the ground for a little while, but are goncand Ruth 1, 6. Then she arose with shall give her increase, and the brought low; they are taken out her daugliters in law, that she heavens shall give their 'dew; and of the way as all other, and cut off Inight return from the country of I will cause the remnant of this as the tops of the ears of corn. Joab: for she had heard in the people to possess all these things. Isa. ix. 3. Thou hast multiplied

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the nation, and not increased the harvest; and in the time of harvest the labourers who have reaped joy: they joy before thee according | I will say to the reapers, Gather down your fields, which is of you to the joy in harvest, and as men ye together first the tares, and kept back by fraud, crieth: and rejoice when they divide the spoil. bind them in bundles to burn the cries of them which have

Isa, xvii, 4, 5. And in that day them: but gather the wheat into reaped are entered into the ears it shall come to pass, that the my barn.

of the Lord of Sabaoth. glory of Jacob shall be made thin,

Matth. xiii, 36-43. Then Jesus James v, 7. Be patient therefore, and the fatness of his flesh shall sent the multitude away, and brethren, unto the coming of the wax lean. And it shall be as when went into the house; and his dis- Lord. Behold, the husbandman the harvestman gathereth the ciples came unto him, saying, De- waiteth for the precious fruit of corn, and reapeth the ears with clare unto us the parablc of the the earth, and hath long patience his arm; and it shall be as he that tares of the field. He answered for it, until he receive the early gathereth ears in the valley of and said unto them. He that soweth and latter rain. Rephaim.

the good seed is the Son of man; Rev. xiv, 14–16. And I looked, Jer. v, 24. Neither say they in the field is the world; the good and behold a white cloud, and uptheir heart, Let us now fear the seed are the children of the king on the cloud one sat like unto the LORD our God, that giveth rain, dom; but the tares are the chil. Son of man, having on his head a both the former and the latter, in dren of the wicked one; The golden crown, and in his hand a his season: he reserveth unto us enemy that sowed them is the sharp sickle. And another angel the appointed weeks of the har- devil; the harvest is the end of the came out of the temple, crying vest.

world; and the reapers are the an- with a loud voice to him that sat Jer. viii, 20. The harvest is past, gels. As therefore the tares are on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, the summer is ended, and we are gathered and burned in the fire; and reap: for the time is come for not saved.

so shall it be in the end of this thee to reap; for the harvest of the Jer. ix, 22. Speak, Thus saith world. The Son of man shall send earth is ripe. And he that sat on the LORD, Even the carcases of forth his angels, and they shall the cloud thrust in his sickle on men shall fall as dung

upon the gather out of his kingdom all the earth; and the earth was open field, and as the handful do iniquity; And shall cast them

things that offend, and them which reaped. after the harvestman, and none into a furnace of fire: there shall shall gather them. be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

GLEANING. Jer. 1, 16. Cut off the sower from Then shall the righteous shine

LAW. Babylon, and him that handleth forth as the sun in the kingdom of Lev. xix, 9. And when ye reap the sickle in the time of harvest: their Father. Who hath ears to the harvest of your land, thou for fear of the oppressing sword hear, let him hear.

shalt not wholly reap the corners they shall turn every one to his

Mark iv, 26-29. And he said, So of thy field, neither shalt thou people,

and they shall flee every is the kingdom of God, as if a man gather the gleanings of thy harone to his own land.

should cast seed into the ground; vest. Hosea vi, 11. Also, O Judah, he And should sleep, and rise night Lev. xxill, 22. Anl when ye reap hath set an harvest for thee, when and day, and the seed should the harvest of your land, thou I returned the captivity of my spring and grow up, he knoweth shalt not make clean riddance of people.

not how. For the earth bringeth the corners of thy field when thou Joc ili, 13. Put ye in the sickle; forth fruit of herself; first the reapest, neither shalt thou gather for the harvest is ripe: come, get blade, then the ear, after that the any gleaning of thy harvest: thou you down; for the press is full, the full corn in the ear. But

when shalt leave them unto the poor, fats overflow: for their wicked the fruit is brought forth, immed- and to the stranger: I am the ness is great.

iately he putteth in the sickle, LORD your God. Matth. ix, 37, 38. Then saith he because the harvest is come.

Deut. xxiv, 19. When thou cutunto his disciples, The harvest Luke x, 2. Therefore said he un- test down thine harvest in thy truly is plenteous, but the la- to them, The harvest truly is great, field, and hast forgot

a sheaf in the bourers are few; Pray ye there- but the labourers are few: pray ye field, thou shalt not go again to fore the Lord of the harvest, that therefore the Lord of the harvest, fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, he will send forth labourers into that he would send forth labourers for the fatherless, and for the his harvest. into his harvest.

widow: that the LORD thy God Matth. xiii, 24-30. Another par

John iv, 35-38. Say not ye, There may bless thee in all the work of able put he forth unto them, say: are yet four months, and then thine hands. ing, The kingdom of heaven is cometh harvest? behold, I say un- Deut. xxiv, 22. And thou shalt likened unto a man which sowed to you, Lift up your eyes, and remember that thou wast a bondgood seed in his field: But while look on the fields; for they are man in the land of Egypt: theremen slept, his enemy came and white already to harvest. And fore I command thee to do this sowed tares among the wheat, he that reapeth receiveth wages, thing. and went his way. But when the and gathereth fruit unto life eterblade was sprung up, and brought nal: that both he that soweth and

INSTANCE. forth fruit, then appeared the he that reapeth may rejoice to-kinsman of her husband's, a mighty

Ruth i1,1-3,5-9. And Naomi had a tares also. So the servants of the gether. And herein is that saying man of wealth, of the family of householder came and said unto true, One soweth, and another Elimelech; and

his him, Sir, didst not thou sow good reapeth. I sent you to reap that

name was seed in thy field? from whence whereon ye bestowed no labour: said unto Naomi, Let me now go

Boaz. And Ruth the Moabitess then hath it tares? He said unto other men laboured, and ye are them, An enemy hath done this.

to the field, and glean ears of corn The servants said unto him, Wilt entered into their labours.

after him in whose sight I shall thou then that we go and gather

1 Cor. ix, 11. If we have sown find grace. And she said unto them up? But he said, Nay; lest unto you spiritual things, is it a her, Go, my daughter. And she while ye gather up the tares, ye great thing if we shall reap your went, and came, and gleaned in

the field after the reapers: and her root up also the wheat with them. carnal things? Let both grow together until the James V, 4. Behold, the hire of hap was to light on a part of the

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field belonging unto Boaz, who unto the rock of Rimmon: and Nay; but I will verily buy it for was of the kindred of Elimelech. they gleaned of them in the high- the full price: for I will not take Then said Boaz unto his servant ways five thousand men; and pur- that which is thine for the LORD, that was set over the reapers, sued hard after them unto Gidom, nor offer burnt offerings without Whose damsel is this? And the and slew two thousand men of cost. So David gave to Ornan for servant that was set over the them,

the place six hundred shekels of reapers answered and said, It is

gold by weight. the Moabitish damsel that came

THRESHING,

Isa. xxviii, 27-29. For the back with Naomi out of the coun- Gen. xxiv, 25. She said moreover fitches are not threshed with a try of Moab: And she said, I pray unto him, We have both straw threshing instrument, neither is a you, let me glean and gather after and provender enough, and room cart wheel turned about upon the the reapers among the sheaves: 80 to lodge in.

cummin; but the fitches are beaten she came, and hath continued even

Gen. xxiv, 32. And the man came out with a staff, and the cummin from the morning until now, that into the house: and he ungirded with a rod. Bread corn is bruised; she tarried a little in the house. his camels, and gave straw and because he will not ever be

threshing it, nor break it with the est thou not, my daughter? Go provender for the camels. not to glean in another field,

Gen. I, 10. And they came to the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it

with his horsemen. This also neither go from hence, but abide threshing-floor of Atad, which is

cometh forth from the Lord of here fast by my maidens: Let thine beyond Jordan.

hosts, which is wonderful in couneyes be on the field that they do Exod. v, 10-12. And the task- sel, and excellent in working. reap, and go thou after them: have masters of the people went out, I not charged the young men that and their officers, and they spake leave of the people to Jehoahaz

2 Kin. xiii, 7. Neither did he they shall not touch thee? and to the people, saying, Thus saith but ifty horsemen, and ten chawhen thou art athirst, go unto the Pharaoh, I will not give you straw: riots, and ten thousand footmen; vessels, and drink of that which Go ye, get you straw where you for the king of Syria had destroy the young men have drawn. can find it yet not ought of your ed them, and had made them like Ruth ii, 14-19. And Boaz said work shall be diminished. So the

the dust by threshing.

scattered abroad unto her, At mealtime come thou people were hither, and eat of the bread, and throughout all the land of Egyp before the wind, and as chaff that

Job xxi, 18. They are as stubble dip thy morsel in the vinegar. to gather stubble instead of straw.

the storm carrieth away. And she sat beside the reapers: Deut. xxv, 4. Thou shalt not and he reached her parched corn, muzzle the ox when he treadeth

Psalm 1,4. The ungodly are not and she did eat, and was sufficed, out the corn.

so: but are like the chaff which

the wind driveth away. and left. And when she was risen

Judges vi, 11. And there came up to glean, Boaz commanded his an angel of the LORD, and sat un

Psalm xxxv, 5. Let them be as young men,

saying, Let her gleander an oak which was in Ophrah, chaff before the wind: and let the even among the sheaves, and re- that pertained unto Joash the angel of the LORD chase them. : proach her not; And let fall also Abi-ezrite: and his son Gideon Psalm 1xxxiii, 13. O my God, some of the handfuls of purpose threshed wheat by the winepress, make them like a wheel; as the for her, and leave them, that she to hide it from the Midianites. stubble before the wind. may glean them, and rebuke her

1 Sam. xxiii, 1. Then they told Isa. xxi, 10. O my threshing, and not. So she gleaned in the field David, saying, Behold, the Philis- the corn of my floor: that which I until even, and beat out that she tines fight against Keilah, and have heard of the Lord of hosts, had gleaned: and it was about an they rob the threshing-floors. the God of Israel, have I declared ephah of barley. And she took it up, and went into the city: and her 1 Chron. xxi, 18-25. Then the unto you. mother in law saw what she had angel of the LORD commanded Isa. xxx, 24. The oxen likewise gleaned: and she brought forth, Gad to say to David, that David and the young asses that ear the and gave to her that she had re- should go up, and set up an altar ground shall eat clean provender, served after she was sufficed.

unto the LORD in the threshing which hath been winnowed with And her mother in law said unto floor of Ornan the Jebusite. And the shovel and with the fan. her, Where hast thou gleaned to David went up at the saying of

Isa. XXX, 28. And his breath, as day? and where wroughtest thou? Gad, which he spake in the name

an overflowing stream, shall reach blessed be he that did take of the LORD. And Ornan turned to the midst of the

neck, to sift knowledge of thee. And she back, and saw the angel; and his the nations with the sieve of shewed her mother in law with four sons with him hid themselves. vanity: and there shall be a bridle whom she had wrought, and said, Now Ornan was threshing wheat. in the jaws of the people, causing The man's name with whom i And as David came to Ornan, them to err. wrought to day is Boaz.

Ornan looked and saw David, and
went out of the threshingtloor, and titude of thy strangers shall be

Isa. xxix, 6. Moreover the mulRuth il, 21-23. And Ruth the bowed himself to David with his like small dust, and the multitude Moabitess said, He said unto me face to the ground. Then David of the terrible ones shall be as also, Thou shalt keep fast by my said to Ornan, Grant me the place chaff that passeth away: yea, it young men, until they have ended of this threshingfloor, that I may shall be at an instant suddenly. all my harvest. And Naomi said build an altar therein unto the unto Ruth her daughter in law, It Lord: thou shall grant it me for

Isa, xxxiii, 11. Ye shall conceive is good, my daughter, that thou the full price: that the plague may chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: go out with his maidens, that they be stayed from the people. And your breath, as fire, shall devour meet thee not in any other field. Ornan said unto David, Take it to you. So she kept fast by the maidens of thee, and let my lord the king do Isa, xli, 15, 16. Behold, I will make Boaz to glean unto the end of bar- that which is good in his eyes: lo, thee a new sharp threshing instruley harvest and of wheat harvest;

give thee the oxen also for burnt ment having teeth: thou shalt and dwelt with her mother in offerings, and the threshing in- thresh the mountains, and beat law.

struments for wood, and the wheat them small, and shalt make the Judges xx, 45. And they turned for the meat offering; I give it all. hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and fled toward the wilderness And king David said to Ornan, I and the wind shall carry therr

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