Deuteronomy 22:9

9 Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be defiled.[a]

Deuteronomy 22:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.
ESV
9 "You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole yield be forfeited, the crop that you have sown and the yield of the vineyard.
NLT
9 “You must not plant any other crop between the rows of your vineyard. If you do, you are forbidden to use either the grapes from the vineyard or the other crop.
MSG
9 Don't plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard. If you do, you will forfeit what you've sown, the total production of the vineyard.
CSB
9 Do not plant your vineyard with two types of seed; otherwise, the entire harvest, both the crop you plant and the produce of the vineyard, will be defiled.

Deuteronomy 22:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 22:9

Thou shall not sow thy vineyards with divers seeds
As wheat and barley between the rows of the vines; and this is to be understood only of divers sorts of corn, and of divers sorts of herbs, but not of trees; hence we read of a fig tree in a vineyard, ( Luke 13:6 ) , and this only respects what is sown with design, and not what is casual, as the Jews interpret it F5;

``if a man passes through a vineyard, and seeds fall from him, or they are carried out along with dung, or with water; or when a man is sowing, and a storm of wind carries it behind him (i.e. to a vineyard behind him), it is lawful;''

that is, it may be let grow, and the fruit of it enjoyed; the same here is said of the vineyard as of the field in (See Gill on Leviticus 19:19);

lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy
vineyard; be defiled;
that is, lest not only the increase of these divers seeds sown, but also the increase of the vines among which they are sown, become unlawful, and unfit for use, and so a loss of all be sustained: the Targum of Jonathan is,

``lest it be condemned to burning;''

or thou art obliged to burn it; for, according to the Jewish canons {f}, the mixtures of a vineyard, or the divers seeds of it, and the increase thereof, were to be burnt; and the commentators of the Misnah
FOOTNOTES:

F7 frequently explain this phrase by "lest it be burnt".


F5 Misn. Celaim, c. 5. sect. 7.
F6 Misn. Temurah, c. 7. sect. 5.
F7 Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Terumot, c. 10. sect. 6. Orla, c. 3. sect. 7. Kiddushin, c. 2. sect. 9.

Deuteronomy 22:9 In-Context

7 You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.
8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.
9 Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be defiled.
10 Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together.
11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 19:19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "be forfeited to the sanctuary"