Quotes from The Emperor's Harvest based on Bible Verses

The Emperor’s Harvest is a work of fantasy fiction, but at times characters say or pray words of wisdom and faith that are based on Bible verses.  In my author’s notes at the back of the book, I set forth many of the historical and scientific realities that my fiction is based upon. I also direct readers to this website for biblical references.  So here they are!  And these are free of spoilers! Please let me know in the comments below, if you think I missed any.


            Prophecy: “Out of the depth of the rocks we call.  Hear our cries!”  (Based on Psalm 130:1-2)

Chapter 19 - Rocks

Rhabdom to Moshoi: “Man does not live just by eating food but by digesting every word that comes from the mouth of Adon. The Word will shake the earth and the heavens so that which cannot be shaken will remain.” (Based on Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Hebrews 12:25-27, Haggai 2:6) 

Chapter 20 - Mud 

Baskrod’s prayer:  If Adon had not been on our side, they would have drunk our blood.  The flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us and the raging waters would have carried us away.  (Based on Psalm 124: 2-5).

Amanki: “Adon hid his face.” (Based on Psalm 13:1).

Manhera’s prayer:  “Adon is our shield.  We have found shelter under his wings.  He is the cup from which we must drink our blessings.” (Based on Psalm 91:4 and 16:5)

Manhera’s song: “You alone rescued us…” (Based on Psalm 31:4)

Amanki wrestles with Adon (Scene based on Jacob wrestling with the Angel of the Lord, Gen. 32:22-31)

Chapter 22 - Mud

Baskrod: “May Adon save us from that evil, for vengeance belongs to Adon.” (Based on Deuteronomy 34:35; Romans 12:19; Leviticus 19:18)

Chapter 24 – Mud

Baskrod:  “Do not let the floodwaters drown us or the depths swallow us whole. Lead us into still waters.” (Based on Psalm 69:15, and Psalm 23:2)

Chapter 30 - Rocks

Moshoi quoting Rhabdom: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” (Based on Proverbs 18:21)

Moshoi’s father to Tuka:  “May the gods give you the dew of heaven, the fatness of the earth and plenty of grain and wine.” (Based on Genesis 27:28, Isaac’s blessing to Jacob).

Chapter 31- Mud

Baskrod - If we trust in Him, He will make straight our paths.” (Based on Proverbs 3:6)

Chapter 36 – Trees

Elder Lepton to Brina:  “You must remember that you are called to rejoice, whatever your circumstances.” (Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Nehemiah 8:10).

Elder Lepton to Brina: “If you do what is right, you will be accepted by the Great Creator.  But if you do not do what is right, evil inclination is crouching at your door like a lion on the prowl, it desires to have you, but you must rule over it and be its master.” (Based on Genesis 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8)

Chapter 38 - Mud

Baskrod - Trust in Adon with all your heart.”  (Based on Proverbs 3:6)

Chapter 42 - Trees

Brina’s prayer: “Though I am in the midst of lormonkeys and lions, I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings, oh Great Creator, until the disaster has passed. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the stars.” (Based on Psalm 17:8-12, Psalm 36:5) 

Chapter 40 – Rocks

Moshoi’s prayer:  “Out of the depths I cry to you, Adon, Hear my voice.”  (Based on Psalm 130:1-2)

Chapter 48 - Rocks

Moshoi’s prayer:  “Deliver us from our enemies, Adon.  Protect us from those who might rise up against us.  Deliver us from those who work evil.  Save us from bloodthirsty people.” (Based on Psalm 59:1-2) 

Tuka’s prayer: “He alone is my rock, my fortress where I will never be shaken.” (Based on Psalm 62:6)

Chapter 52 - Rocks

Gwedom:  “If a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him. (Based on Proverbs 26:27)

Moshoi:  “I had acted like a dog who returns to his vomit.”  (Based on Proverbs 26:11)

Moshoi: “Take captive my thoughts, bring them under your submission so that I may believe.”  (Based on 2 Corinthians 10:4, Psalm 19:14, Proverbs 3:6)

Chapter 53 – Mud

Baskrod: “Ask Adon and he will answer. Those who seek, will find. We will find Manhera and the seal.” (Based on Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 7:7) 

Baskrod: “He will never leave you or abandon you.”  (Based on Deut. 31:6, Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5)

Chapter 54 - Rocks

Moshoi quoting Rhabdom:  “Man is not sustained just by food…” (Based on Deuteronomy 8:3 and Matthew 4:4)

Chapter 55 - Mud

Baskrod’s prayer: “…you desire mercy and submission to your greatness, not human sacrifice…” (Based on Hosea 6:6)  “There is no god but one.  We love you with all our hearts, our souls and our strength.  (Based on Deuteronomy 6:5) It’s what comes out of our mouth, not what goes in it that separates us from Adon.”  (Based on Matthew 15:11, Proverbs 13:3)

Amanki quoting Baskrod: “Adon is wiser than the wisest of men.” (Based on 1 Corinthians 1:25, Job 28:28)

Chapter 58 - Trees

Brina - Baskrod had taught me that the Creator, Adon, did not dwell in one place but would go with me wherever I went. (Based on Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49)

Elder Lepton taught Brina:  “You must remember that you are called to rejoice, whatever your circumstances.” (Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Nehemiah 8:10).

Brina learned from Baskrod: “Why are you downcast, oh my soul?  Why so low to the ground?  Put your hope in Adon.  I praise him, my savior and my god.”  (Psalm 42:5)

Chapter 60 – Rocks

Moshoi - Rhabdom had taught me not to desire the honor of men but to seek to bring honor to Adon.  (Based on Galatians 1:10; Proverbs 29:25; Isaiah 2:2; Jeremiah 17:7)

Chapter 62 – Mud

Amanki:  “Save me, Adon for water has flooded my soul.” (Based on Psalm 69:1)

Amanki’s prayer: “For Adon has plans for me, plans for me to flourish and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future.” (Based on Jeremiah 29:11)