Leviticus 25:20

20 You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?”

Leviticus 25:20 in Other Translations

20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase:
20 And if you say, 'What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?'
20 But you might ask, ‘What will we eat during the seventh year, since we are not allowed to plant or harvest crops that year?’
20 Do I hear you ask, 'What are we going to eat in the seventh year if we don't plant or harvest?'
20 If you wonder: 'What will we eat in the seventh year if we don't sow or gather our produce?'

Leviticus 25:20 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 25:20

And ye shall say, what shall ye eat the seventh year?
&c.] Such as are of little faith, disbelieve the promise, and distrust the providence of God, and take thought for tomorrow, and indulge an anxiety of mind how they shall be provided with food in the sabbatical year ordered to be observed, in which there were to be no tillage of land, nor pruning of trees: behold, we shall not sow;
that being forbidden: nor gather in our increase;
neither the barley, nor the wheat, nor the grapes, nor olives, nor figs, into their houses and barns, to lay up for stores, as in other years; though they might go out and gather in for present use in common with others: now if any should put the above question, as it was very likely some would, in such a view of things, the answer to it follows.

Leviticus 25:20 In-Context

18 “ ‘Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.
19 Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.
20 You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?”
21 I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.
22 While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.

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