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Genesis 1:26

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. 
And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the 
heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping 
thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:29-30

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
Genesis 2:15

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 

Genesis 9:3

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Psalm 104:14

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth

Psalm 107:37

they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.

Matthew 25:21

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. 

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

Titus 1:7

For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,

Selected citations from English Standard Version of the Bible

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