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Agriculture or Husbandry


1. The cultivation of the earth. Ge 3:23.

2. The occupation of man before the fall. Ge 2:15.

3. Rendered laborious by the curse on the earth. Ge 3:17-19.

4. Man doomed to labour in, after the fall. Ge 3:23.

5. Contributes to the support of all. Ec 5:9.

6. The providence of God to be acknowledged in the produce of. Jer 5:24; Ho 2:8.

7. Requires

a. Wisdom. Isa 28:26.

b. Diligence. Pr 27:23-27; Ec 11:6.

c. Toil. 2Ti 2:6.

d. Patience in waiting. Jas 5:7.

8. Diligence in, abundantly recompensed. Pr 12:11; 13:23; 28:19; Heb 6:7.

9. Persons engaged in, called

a. Tillers of the ground. Ge 4:2.

b. Husbandmen. 2Ch 26:10.

c. Labourers. Mt 9:37; 20:1.

10. Peace favourable to. Isa 2:4; Jer 31:24.

11. War destructive to. Jer 50:16; 51:23.

12. Patriarchs engaged in. Ge 4:2; 9:20.

13. The labour of, supposed to be lessened by Noah. Ge 5:29; 9:20.

14. The Jews loved and followed. Jdj 6:11; 1Ki 19:19; 2Ch 26:10.

15. Soil of Canaan suited to. Ge 13:10; De 8:7-9.

16. Climate of Canaan favourable to. De 11:10,11.

17. Was promoted amongst the Jews by

a. Allotments to each family. Nu 36:7-9.

b. The rights of redemption. Le 25:23-28.

c. Separation from other nations. Ex 33:16.

d. The prohibition against usury. Ex 22:25.

e. The promises of God’s blessings on. Le 26:4; De 7:13; 11:14,15.

18. Enactments to protect

a. Not to covet the fields of another. De 5:21.

b. Not to move landmarks. De 19:14; Pr 22:28.

c. Not to cut down crops of another. De 23:25.

d. Against the trespass of cattle. Ex 22:5.

e. Against injuring the produce of. Ex 22:5.

19. Often performed by hirelings. 1Ch 27:26; 2Ch 26:10; Mt 20:8; Lu 17:7.

20. Not to be engaged in during the Sabbatical year. Ex 23:10,11.

21. Produce of, given as rent for land. Mt 21:33,34.

22. Produce of, often blasted because of sin. Isa 5:10; 7:23; Jer 12:13; Joe 1:10,11.

23. Grief occasioned by the failure of the fruits of. Joe 1:11; Am 5:16,17.

24. Produce of, exported. 1Ki 5:11; Eze 27:17.

25. Operations in

a. Hedging. Isa 5:2,5; Ho 2:6.

b. Ploughing. Job 1:14.

c. Digging. Isa 5:6; Lu 13:8; 16:3.

d. Manuring. Isa 25:10; Lu 14:34,35.

e. Harrowing. Job 39:10; Isa 28:24.

f. Gathering out the stones. Isa 5:2.

g. Sowing. Ec 11:4; Isa 32:20; Mt 13:3.

h. Planting. Pr 31:16; Isa 44:14; Jer 31:5.

i. Watering. De 11:10; 1Co 3:6-8.

j. Weeding. Mt 13:28.

k. Grafting. Ro 11:17-19,24.

l. Pruning. Le 25:3; Isa 5:6; Joh 15:2.

m. Mowing. Ps 129:7; Am 7:1.

n. Reaping. Isa 17:5.

o. Binding. Ge 37:7; Mt 13:30.

p. Gleaning. Le 19:9; Ru 2:3.

q. Stacking. Ex 22:6.

r. Threshing. De 25:4; Jdj 6:11.

s. Winnowing. Ru 3:2; Mt 3:12.

t. Storing in barns. Mt 6:26; 13:30.

26. Beasts used in

a. The ox. De 25:4.

b. The ass. De 22:10.

c. The horse. Isa 28:28.

27. Implements of

a. The plough. 1Sa 13:20.

b. The harrow. 2Sa 12:31.

c. The mattock. 1Sa 13:20; Isa 7:25.

d. The sickle. De 16:9; 23:25.

e. The pruning-hook. Isa 18:5; Joe 3:10.

f. The fork. 1Sa 13:21.

g. The axe. 1Sa 13:20.

h. The teethed threshing instrument. Isa 41:15.

i. The flail, &c. Isa 28:27.

j. The cart. 1Sa 6:7; Isa 28:27,28.

k. The shovel. Isa 30:24.

l. The sieve. Am 9:9.

m. The fan. Isa 30:24; Mt 3:12.

28. Illustrative of

a. Culture of the Church. 1Co 3:9.

b. Culture of the heart. Jer 4:3; Ho 10:12.