Exodus 23:10

Sabbath Laws

10 “For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops,

Exodus 23:10 in Other Translations

10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:
10 "For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield,
10 “Plant and harvest your crops for six years,
10 "Sow your land for six years and gather in its crops,
10 "Sow your land for six years and gather its produce.

Exodus 23:10 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 23:10

And six years thou shall sow thy land,
The land of Canaan, given to their ancestors and to them, and which they were now going to inherit; and when they came into it they were to plant it with vines and olives; or rather, these being ready planted, they were to prune and dress them; and they were to till their land, and plough it, and sow it with various sorts of grain, for six years running, from the time of their possession of it:

and shall gather in the fruits thereof;
corn and wine, and oil, into their own garners, treasuries, and cellars, as their own property, to dispose of as they pleased for their own use and profit.

Exodus 23:10 In-Context

8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.
10 “For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops,
11 but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
12 “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.
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