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Holman Bible Dictionary
To harvest grain using a sickle (Ruth 2:3-9
). Reaping is used as a symbol of recompense for good (Hosea 10:12
; Galatians 6:7-10
) and evil (Job 4:8
; Proverbs 22:8
; Hosea 8:7
; Hosea 10:13
), of evangelism (Matthew 9:37-38
; Luke 10:2
; John 4:35-38
), and of final judgment (Matthew 13:30
; Revelation 14:14-16
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Reap'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/r/reap.html. 1991.