The harvest is a period that marks the reaping of what has been sown. It is a natural phenomenon that God made as a part of the markers of seasons and times. Whenever there is planting or sowing, men will naturally expect to reap or harvest. Genesis 8:22
This is also of spiritual significance, because the bible says that the kingdom of God is like a farmer who plants, it is watered, and then fruits are harvested.
There are three harvests that the bible talks about:
- The natural harvest. Genesis 8:22
- The harvest of unbelievers into the kingdom of God. Matthew 9:37-38
- The harvest of the earth at the end of all things. Matthew 13:24-30;38,39
God is concerned with harvesting whatever has been planted. It is always a vital part of His process.
We have a duty to go into the world and do the works of the Father; for the harvest is much, but the workers as we have been told, are few. As believers, we need to step-up and rise up to the task. There are many lost out there in the world who need saving, who need to hear the message of salvation. They need to be harvested out of the thorn-bushes and thistles of darkness and ignorance.
At the end of time, God will also send forth His reaper angels to go and harvest the good fruit (His children) from the Earth. (Matthew 13:38,39; Revelation 14:14-16)
Bible Verses About The Harvest
Genesis 8:22 – While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.”
Genesis 30:14 – Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”
Genesis 45:6 – For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be no plowing and no harvest.
Genesis 47:24 – It will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.”
Exodus 22:29 – “You shall not delay to offer from your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. “You shall give the firstborn of your sons to me.
Exodus 23:16 – And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field; and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labors out of the field.
Exodus 34:21 – “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.
Exodus 34:22 – “You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of harvest at the year’s end.
Leviticus 19:9 – When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
Leviticus 23:10 – “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, ‘When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.
Leviticus 23:22 – “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you must not wholly reap into the corners of your field, and you must not gather the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor, and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.’”
Leviticus 25:5 – What grows of itself in your harvest you shall not reap, and you shall not gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.
Deuteronomy 24:19 – When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to get it. It shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow, that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Deuteronomy 24:21 – When you harvest your vineyard, you shall not glean it after yourselves. It shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deuteronomy 28:39 – You will plant vineyards and dress them, but you will neither drink of the wine, nor harvest, because worms will eat them.
Joshua 3:15 – and when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark had dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the time of harvest),
Judges 9:27 – They went out into the field, harvested their vineyards, trod the grapes, celebrated, and went into the house of their god and ate and drank, and cursed Abimelech.
Judges 15:1 – But after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, Samson visited his wife with a young goat. He said, “I will go in to my wife’s room.” But her father wouldn’t allow him to go in.
Ruth 1:22 – So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, with her, who returned out of the country of Moab. They came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
Ruth 2:21 – Ruth the Moabitess said, “Yes, he said to me, ‘You shall stay close to my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’”
Ruth 2:23 – So she stayed close to the maidens of Boaz, to glean to the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and she lived with her mother-in-law.
1 Samuel 6:13 – The people of Beth Shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley; and they lifted up their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
1 Samuel 8:12 – He will appoint them to him for captains of thousands and captains of fifties; and he will assign some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest; and to make his instruments of war and the instruments of his chariots.
1 Samuel 12:17 – Isn’t it wheat harvest today? I will call to Yahweh, that he may send thunder and rain; and you will know and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in Yahweh’s sight, in asking for a king.”
2 Samuel 9:10 – Till the land for him, you, your sons, and your servants. Bring in the harvest, that your master’s son may have bread to eat; but Mephibosheth your master’s son will always eat bread at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2 Samuel 21:9 – He delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the mountain before Yahweh, and all seven of them fell together. They were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, at the beginning of barley harvest.
2 Samuel 21:10 – Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water poured on them from the sky. She allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day, nor the animals of the field by night.
2 Samuel 23:13 – Three of the thirty chief men went down, and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam; and the troop of the Philistines was encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
Job 5:5 – whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.
Proverbs 6:8 – provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
Proverbs 10:5 – He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
Proverbs 18:20 – A man’s stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
Proverbs 20:4 – The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Proverbs 25:13 – As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him; for he refreshes the soul of his masters.
Proverbs 26:1 – Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Isaiah 9:3 – You have multiplied the nation. You have increased their joy. They rejoice before you according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the plunder.
Isaiah 16:9 – Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen.
Isaiah 17:5 – It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim.
Isaiah 17:11 – In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
Isaiah 18:4 – For Yahweh said to me, “I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
Isaiah 18:5 – For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and he will cut down and take away the spreading branches.
Isaiah 23:3 – On great waters, the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue. She was the market of nations.
Isaiah 32:10 – For days beyond a year you will be troubled, you careless women; for the vintage will fail. The harvest won’t come.
Isaiah 62:9 – but those who have harvested it will eat it, and praise Yahweh. Those who have gathered it will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.”
Jeremiah 5:17 – They will eat up your harvest and your bread, which your sons and your daughters should eat. They will eat up your flocks and your herds. They will eat up your vines and your fig trees. They will beat down your fortified cities in which you trust with the sword.
Jeremiah 5:24 – They don’t say in their heart, ‘Let’s now fear Yahweh our God, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season, who preserves to us the appointed weeks of the harvest.’
Jeremiah 8:20 – “The harvest is past. The summer has ended, and we are not saved.”
Jeremiah 9:22 – Speak, “Yahweh says, “‘The dead bodies of men will fall as dung on the open field, and as the handful after the harvester. No one will gather them.’”
Jeremiah 50:16 – Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him who handles the sickle in the time of harvest. For fear of the oppressing sword, they will each return to their own people, and they will each flee to their own land.
Jeremiah 51:33 – For Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel says: “The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden. Yet a little while, and the time of harvest comes for her.”
Hosea 6:11 – “Also, Judah, there is a harvest appointed for you, when I restore the fortunes of my people.
Joel 1:11 – Be confounded, you farmers! Wail, you vineyard keepers; for the wheat and for the barley; for the harvest of the field has perished.
Joel 3:13 – Put in the sickle; for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine press is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.”
Amos 4:7 – “I also have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest; and I caused it to rain on one city, and caused it not to rain on another city. One field was rained on, and the field where it didn’t rain withered.
Amos 7:1 – Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me: and behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and behold, it was the latter growth after the king’s harvest.
Matthew 9:37 – Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few..
Matthew 9:38 – Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest.”
Matthew 13:30 – Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Matthew 13:39 – The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
Mark 4:29 – But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Luke 10:2 – Then he said to them, “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest.
John 4:35 – Don’t you say, ‘There are yet four months until the harvest?’ Behold, I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.
Revelation 14:15 – Another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Send your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!”