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I have seen people plow fields of evil and plant wickedness like seed; now they harvest wickedness and evil.
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On the contrary, I have seen those who work iniquity, and sow sorrows, and reap them,
they that plow.
Psalm 7:14-16 Behold he hath been in labour with injustice: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity. . . .
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
Jeremiah 4:18 Thy ways, and thy devices have brought these things upon thee: this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it hath touched thy heart.
Hosea 8:7 For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it.
Hosea 10:12,13 Sow for yourselves in justice, and reap in the mouth of mercy, break up your fallow ground: but the time to seek the Lord is, when he shall come that shall teach you justice. . . .
2 Corinthians 9:6 Now this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly: and he who soweth in blessings shall also reap blessings.
Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived: God is not mocked. . . .
ContextEliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
…7Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished being innocent? or when were the just destroyed? 8On the contrary, I have seen those who work iniquity, and sow sorrows, and reap them,9Perishing by the blast of God, and consumed by the spirit of his wrath.…
Be not deceived: God is not mocked.
For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh of the flesh also shall reap corruption. But he that soweth in the spirit of the spirit shall reap life everlasting.
He shall not believe, being vainly deceived by error, that he may be redeemed with any price.
He hath conceived sorrow, and hath brought forth iniquity, and his womb prepareth deceits.
He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made.
The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
In the day of thy planting shall be the wild grape, and in the morning thy seed shall flourish: the harvest is taken away in the day of inheritance, and shall grieve thee much.
You have ploughed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity, you have eaten the fruit of lying: because thou hast trusted in thy ways, in the multitude of thy strong ones.
Additional TranslationsAs I have observed, those who plow iniquity, and those who sow trouble, reap the same.Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow trouble, reap the same.
Accordingly as I have seen men ploughing barren places, and they that sow them will reap sorrows for themselves.
Even as I have seen, they that plough iniquity and sow mischief, reap the same.
According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.
As I have seen -- ploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it!
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