Medieval Latin - cultivatus
1.To improve and prepare (land), as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops
2.To loosen, break up or dig soil around (growing plants).
3.To grow or tend (a plant or crop).
4.To promote the growth of (a biological culture).
“The very ground is cursed because of you; getting food from
the ground Will be as painful as having babies is for your wife;
you'll be working in pain all your life long.” - Gen 3:17
“Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.”
- Gen 9:20
5.To nurture; foster.
6.To seek the acquaintance or goodwill of; make friends with.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God [all the while] was
making it grow and [He] gave the increase. So neither he
who plants is anything nor he who waters, but [only] God
Who makes it grow and become greater.” - 1 Cor 3:6-7
Israel’s future is in your hands.
- 1 Samuel 9:20
Saul answered,“But I’m only a Benjaminite, from the smallest of
Israel’s tribes, and from the most insigniﬁcant clan in the tribe at
that.Why are you talking to me like this?”
- 1 Samuel 9:21
After Samuel got all the tribes of Israel lined up, the Benjamin tribe
was picked.Then he lined up the Benjamin tribe in family groups,
and the family of Matri was picked.The family of Matri took its
place in the lineup, and the name Saul, son of Kish, was picked.
- 1 Samuel 10:20-21
But when they went looking for him, he was nowhere to be found.
Samuel went back to God:“Is he anywhere around?”
God said,“Yes, he’s right over there—hidden in that pile of
- 1 Samuel 10:21-22
When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is
with you, mighty warrior.". "But sir," Gideon replied, "if the LORD is with
us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our
fathers told us about when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us up out
of Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and put us into the hand
of Midian."The LORD turned to him and said, "Go in the strength you
have and save Israel out of Midian's hand.Am I not sending you?" "But
Lord, " Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in
Manasseh, and I am the least in my family."The LORD answered, "I will be
with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together."
- Judges 6:11-15
“So Samuel did what the LORD said, and went to Bethlehem.And the elders
of the town trembled at his coming, and said,“Do you come peacably?” And
he said,“Peaceably; I have come to sacriﬁce to the LORD. Sanctify yourselves,
and come with me to the sacriﬁce.”Then he consecrated Jess and his sons,
and invited them to the sacriﬁce.”
- 1 Samuel 16:4-5
“But the LORD said to Samuel,“Do not look at his appearance or at his
physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as
man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at
- 1 Samuel 16:7
“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold and my refuge,
my savior; you save me from violence.”
- 2 Samuel 22:2-3
“I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
When the waves of death surrounded me,
The ﬂoods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the LORD,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry entered His ears.”
- 2 Samuel 22:4-7
“Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of
the child came back to him, and he revived.“
- 1 Kings 17:22
And God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the
Angel of God came to the woman again as she was
sitting in the ﬁeld.
- Judges 13:9
God, listen to me shout,
bend an ear to my prayer.
When I’m far from anywhere,
down to my last gasp,
I call out,“Guide me
up High Rock Mountain!”
You’ve always given me breathing room,
a place to get away from it all,
A lifetime pass to your safe-house,
an open invitation as your guest.
You’ve always taken me seriously, God,
made me welcome among those who know and love you.
Let the days of the king add up
to years and years of good rule.
Set his throne in the full light of God;
post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts,
And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory—
and live what I sing every day.
- Psalm 61