4464 harvest

4464 harvest

The gathering of mature crops from the land. The successful culmination of the agricultural year was evidence of God’s goodness and consequently marked with festivity. Harvest is also used widely in a metaphorical sense.

The harvest is evidence of God’s goodness

Ge 8:22; 2Co 9:10 See also Lev 26:5,9-10; Ps 67:6; Ps 85:12; Ps 107:37; Isa 62:8-9; Jer 5:24

Laws relating to the harvest

Ex 23:10-11; Ex 34:21; Lev 19:9,23-25; Lev 23:22; Lev 25:4-5,11-12,18-27; Nu 18:12-13; Dt 24:19-21

Harvest festivals

Ex 23:16; Ex 34:22; Lev 23:10-16,33-43; Dt 16:13-15

Harvest marked times of the year

Ru 1:22 See also Jos 3:15; Jdg 15:1; 1Sa 6:13; 1Sa 12:17; 2Sa 21:9-10; 2Sa 23:13; Jer 8:20

Characteristics of harvest

Rejoicing Isa 9:3 See also Ps 126:5-6; Isa 16:9

Hard work Pr 10:5 See also Pr 14:4; Pr 20:4

Failed harvests are a sign of God’s judgment

Poor harvests Jer 12:13 See also Isa 17:10-11; Isa 32:10; Jer 8:13; Joel 1:11; Am 4:7; Mic 6:15; Hag 1:6

Others eating the harvest Jer 5:17 See also Ne 9:37; Job 5:5; Job 31:12

The metaphorical use of harvest

Joel 3:13; Mt 9:37-38; Gal 6:9; Rev 14:15-16 See also Pr 18:20; Pr 25:13; Pr 26:1; Isa 17:5; Isa 18:4-5; Isa 24:13; Isa 28:4; Isa 33:4; Jer 2:3; Jer 51:33; Hos 6:11 The parable of the weeds and its explanation: Mt 13:30,39
Mt 25:24; Mk 4:29 the parable of the growing seed; Mk 12:1-9 the parable of the tenants; Lk 10:2; Jn 4:35-36; Ro 1:13; 1Co 9:10-11; Heb 12:11; Jas 3:18

See also

1050God, goodness of
1355providence
4406agriculture
4430crops
4454gleaning
4510sowing & reaping
4522threshing
4550winnowing
7357Feast of Firstfruits
7358Feast of Tabernacles
7361Feast of Weeks
7402offerings