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, 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.