Give ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
Doth the ploughman plough all day to sow? Is he [all day] opening and breaking the clods of his land?
Doth he not, when he hath levelled the face thereof, cast abroad dill, and scatter cummin, and set the wheat in rows, a and the barley in an appointed place, and the rye in its border?
His God doth instruct him in [his] judgment, he doth teach him.
For the dill is not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart-wheel turned about upon the cummin; but dill is beaten out with a staff, and cummin with a rod.
Bread [corn] is crushed, because he will not ever be threshing it; and if he drove the wheels of his cart and his horses [over it], he would not crush it.
This also cometh forth from Jehovah of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel, great in wisdom.