Leviticus 25:3

“Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 25:3

Sixe yeeres thou shalt sow thy field, and sixe yeeres thou shalt prune thy Uineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruits thereof;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For six years put seed into your land, and for six years give care to your vines and get in the produce of them;
- Basic English Bible

Six years shalt thou sow thy field, and six years shalt thou prune thy vineyard, and gather in the produce thereof,
- Darby Bible

Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
- Webster's Bible

Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruits;
- World English Bible

`Six years thou dost sow thy field, and six years thou dost prune thy vineyard, and hast gathered its increase,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the produce thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 25:3

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 25:3


25:1 In mount Sinai - That is, near mount Sinai. So the Hebrew particle beth is sometimes used. So there is no need to disturb the history in this place.

25:2 When ye come into the land - So as to be settled in it; for the time of the wars was not to be accounted, nor the time before Joshua's distribution of the land among them. Keep a sabbath - That is, enjoy rest and freedom from plowing, and tilling. Unto the Lord - In obedience and unto the honour of God. This was instituted, For the assertion of God's sovereign right to the land, in which the Israelites were but tenants at God's will. For the trial of their obedience. For the demonstration of his providence as well in general towards men, as especially towards his own people. To wean them from inordinate love, and pursuit of worldly advantages, and to inure them to depend upon God alone, and upon God's blessing for their subsistence. To put them in mind of that blessed and eternal rest provided for all good men.

25:4 A sabbath of rest to the land - They were neither to do any work about it, nor expect any harvest from it. All yearly labours were to be intermitted in the seventh year, as much as daily labours on the seventh day.

25:5 Of its own accord - From the grains that fell out of the ears the last reaping time. Thou shalt not reap - That is, as thy own peculiarly, but only so as others may reap it with thee, for present food. Undressed - Not cut off by thee, but suffered to grow for the use of the poor.


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