30 Bible Verses About Seeds (Explained)

Seeds hold the promise of growth and harvest, symbolizing potential and abundance in the hands of the sower. In the Bible, seeds are used as metaphors for faith, the Word of God, and the kingdom of heaven. Join us as we meditate on verses that speak to the power and significance of seeds, inspiring us to sow generously, nurture diligently, and trust God for the abundant harvest that He promises to bring forth.

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Bible Verses About Seeds

Genesis 1:11 – God’s Command to Produce Vegetation

Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.

Genesis 8:22 – God’s Promise of Seedtime and Harvest

<em”While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

Exodus 23:10 – God’s Instruction to Let the Land Rest

“You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield,

Leviticus 26:3-4 – God’s Blessing on the Land

“If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out, then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.”

Ruth 1:22 – Ruth and Naomi’s Arrival in Bethlehem

So Naomi returned, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, who returned from the land of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.

Ruth 2:3 – Ruth’s Encounters Boaz in the Field

So she departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.

Ruth 2:15-17 – Ruth Gathers Grains in Boaz’s Field

When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her. Also you shall purposely pull out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”

1 Samuel 8:15 – Samuel’s Warning of King’s Demands

“He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.”

1 Samuel 12:17-18 – Samuel’s Prayer for Rain

“Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king.”

1 Kings 4:33 – Solomon’s Wisdom on Plants

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.

2 Chronicles 31:5 – Hezekiah’s Provision for the Priests

As soon as the order spread, the sons of Israel provided in abundance the first fruits of grain, new wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of all.

Job 31:8 – Job’s Plea for Justice

“Then let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.”

Job 39:12 – God’s Description of His Creatures’ Instincts

“Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain And gather it from your threshing floor?”

Psalm 37:3 – David’s Advice to Trust in the Lord

Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Psalm 67:6 – A Prayer for Blessing

The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.

Psalm 104:14 – God’s Care for Creation

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth.

Proverbs 3:9-10 – Trusting in the Lord with Wealth

Honor the LORD from your wealth, And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 28:19 – The Diligent Versus the Idle

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 – Words of Wisdom Regarding Sowing

He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.

Isaiah 28:24 – Farmer’s Knowledge of Effective Plowing

Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed? Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?

Isaiah 55:10-11 – God’s Word and the Power of Rain

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

Jeremiah 5:24 – The People’s Response to God’s Provision

They do not say in their heart, ‘Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest.’

Jeremiah 12:13 – God’s Judgment of Israel

“They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, They have strained themselves to no profit. But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”

Jeremiah 31:27 – God’s Promise of Restoration

Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and with the seed of beast.

Lamentations 2:19 – Jeremiah’s Cry for Mercy

Arise, cry aloud in the night At the beginning of the night watches; Pour out your heart like water Before the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to Him For the life of your little ones Who are faint because of hunger At the head of every street.”

Joel 1:17 – The Devastation of the Land

The seeds shrivel under their clods; The storehouses are desolate, The barns are torn down; For the grain is dried up.

Amos 9:13-15 – God’s Restoration and Abundance

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;

Matthew 6:30 – Jesus’ Teaching on God’s Provision

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!

Matthew 13:3-8 – Jesus’ Parable of the Sower

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow;

Mark 4:3-8 – Jesus’ Parable of the Sower

“Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;

John 4:35-38 – Jesus’ Encouragement to Discipleship

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.

1 Corinthians 15:36 – Apostle Paul’s Explanation of Death and Resurrection

You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;

2 Corinthians 9:10 – Paul’s Encouragement on Generosity

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

Galatians 6:7-8 – Paul’s Warning about Sowing and Reaping

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

Ephesians 5:9 – Paul’s Exhortation to Live as Children of Light

(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth)

James 3:18 – James’ Description of the Wisdom from Above

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

1 Peter 1:23 – Peter’s Teaching on the Word of God

for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

Revelation 14:14 – Vision of the Son of Man on the Cloud

Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand.

Revelation 14:15 – The Angel’s Command to Reap the Earth

And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

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