Leviticus 25:7

7 and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: 1all its yield shall be for food.

Leviticus 25:7 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 25:7

And for thy cattle, and for the beasts that [are] in thy land,
&c.] The former signifies tame cattle, such as were kept at home, or in fields, or were used in service, and the latter the wild beasts of the field:

shall all the increase thereof be meat;
for the one, and for the other; Jarchi remarks, that all the time a wild beast eats of the increase of the field, the cattle may be fed at home; but when it ceaseth to the wild beast of the field, then it ceaseth to the cattle at home; nay, the Jews are so strict in this matter, that they say that when there is no food for the beasts in the field, men are obliged to bring out what they have in their houses F18, see ( Isaiah 11:6 Isaiah 11:7 ) .


F18 Maimon. Hilchot Shemitah Vejobel, c. 7. sect. 1.

Leviticus 25:7 In-Context

5 You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.
6 The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired servant and the sojourner who lives with you,
7 and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: all its yield shall be for food.
8 "You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years.
9 Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.

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