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Harvest, The


1. Ingathering of fruits of the fields. Mr 4:29.

2. To continue without intermission. Ge 8:22.

3. Called the

a. Appointed weeks of harvest. Jer 5:24.

b. Harvest time. 2Sa 23:13; Jer 50:16.

4. Fields appeared white before. Joh 4:35.

5. Of barley at the passover. Le 23:6,10; Ru 1:22.

6. Of wheat at Pentecost. Ex 34:22; 1Sa 12:17.

7. Men and women engaged in. Ru 2:8,9.

8. Persons engaged in

a. Reapers. Ru 2:4.

b. Binders. Ge 37:7; Ps 129:7.

c. Called harvest-men. Isa 17:5.

d. Called labourers. Mt 9:37.

e. Fed by the husbandman during. Ru 2:14.

f. Received wages. Joh 4:35.

g. Often defrauded of their wages. Jas 5:4.

9. Former and latter rain necessary to abundance of. Jer 5:24; Am 4:7.

10. Patience required in waiting for. Jas 5:7.

11. Not to be commenced until the first fruits had been offered to God. Le 23:10,14.

12. A time of great joy. Ps 126:6; Isa 9:3.

13. Omitted in the sabbatical year. Le 25:5.

14. Omitted in year of jubilee. Le 25:11,12.

15. The Sabbath to observed during. Ex 34:21.

16. Legal provision for the poor during. Le 19:9,10; 23:22; De 24:19.

17. Failure of

a. Occasioned by drought. Am 4:7.

b. Occasioned by locusts. Joe 1:4.

c. Sometimes continued for years. Ge 45:6.

d. A cause of great grief. Isa 16:9; Joe 1:11.

e. A punishment for sin. Isa 17:10,11.

18. Slothfulness during, ruinous. Pr 10:5.

19. Miraculous thunder, &c in. 1Sa 12:17,18.

20. Illustrative

a. Of seasons of grace. Jer 8:20.

b. Of the end of the world. Mt 13:30,39.

c. Of a time when many are ready to receive the gospel. Mt 9:37,38; Joh 4:35.

d. Of a time of judgment. Jer 51:33; Ho 6:11.

e. Of ripeness for wrath. Joe 3:13; Re 14:15.

f. (Dew in,) of God’s protection. Isa 18:4.

g. (Cold in,) of a refreshing message. Pr 25:13.

h. (Rain in,) of honour given to fools. Pr 26:1.