The gathering in of a literal or metaphorical harvest(noun)
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Use "ingathering" in a sentence
"This must have sounded like blasphemy to Weizmann, who like most mainstream Zionists believed that the Jewish mission was a long-term ingathering of all Jews everywhere back to the Promised Land."
"-- As our Lord could not mean that the reaper only, and not the sower, received "wages," in the sense of personal reward for his work, the "wages" here can be no other than the joy of having such a harvest to gather in -- the joy of "gathering fruit unto life eternal." rejoice together -- The blessed issue of the whole ingathering is the interest alike of the sower as of the reaper; it is no more the fruit of the last operation than of the first; and just as there can be no reaping without previous sowing, so have those servants of Christ, to whom is assigned the pleasant task of merely reaping the spiritual harvest, no work to do, and no joy to taste, that has not been prepared to their hand by the toilsome and often thankless work of their predecessors in the field."
"And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field."