23 Listen to what I am saying; pay attention to what I am telling you.
24 Farmers don't constantly plow their fields and keep getting them ready for planting.
25 Once they have prepared the soil, they plant the seeds of herbs such as dill and cumin. They plant rows of wheat and barley, and at the edges of their fields they plant other grain.
26 They know how to do their work, because God has taught them.
27 They never use a heavy club to beat out dill seeds or cumin seeds; instead they use light sticks of the proper size.
28 They do not ruin the wheat by threshing it endlessly, and they know how to thresh it by driving a cart over it without bruising the grains.
29 All this wisdom comes from the Lord Almighty. The plans God makes are wise, and they always succeed.