Leviticus 25:4
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New International Version
But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.

New Living Translation
but during the seventh year the land must have a Sabbath year of complete rest. It is the LORD's Sabbath. Do not plant your fields or prune your vineyards during that year.

English Standard Version
but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the LORD. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

New American Standard Bible
but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

King James Bible
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But there will be a Sabbath of complete rest for the land in the seventh year, a Sabbath to the LORD: you are not to sow your field or prune your vineyard.

International Standard Version
But the seventh year is to be a Sabbath of rest for the land—a Sabbath for the LORD. You are not to plant your field or prune your vineyard.

NET Bible
but in the seventh year the land must have a Sabbath of complete rest--a Sabbath to the LORD. You must not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, the seventh year will be a festival year for the land. It will be a year to honor the LORD. Don't plant crops in your fields or prune your vineyards.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath unto the LORD; thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

New American Standard 1977
but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath unto the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field nor prune thy vineyard.

King James 2000 Bible
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: you shall neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard.

American King James Version
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land, a sabbath for the LORD: you shall neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard.

American Standard Version
but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath unto Jehovah: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath to the land, of the resting of the Lord: thou shalt not sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

Darby Bible Translation
but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest for the land, a sabbath to Jehovah. Thy field shalt thou not sow, and thy vineyard shalt thou not prune.

English Revised Version
but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath unto the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

Webster's Bible Translation
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

World English Bible
but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to Yahweh. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
and in the seventh year a sabbath of rest is to the land, a sabbath to Jehovah; thy field thou dost not sow, and thy vineyard thou dost not prune;
Study Bible
The Sabbatic Year
3'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, 4but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard. 5'Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.…
Word Study

But in the seventh
shbiy`iy  (sheb-ee-ee')
seventh -- seventh (time).

year
shaneh  (shaw-neh')
a year (as a revolution of time) -- + whole age, long, + old, year(-ly).

shall be a sabbath
shabbath  (shab-bawth')
intermission, i.e (specifically) the Sabbath -- (+ every) sabbath.

of rest
shabbathown  (shab-baw-thone')
a sabbatism or special holiday -- rest, sabbath.

unto the land
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

a sabbath
shabbath  (shab-bawth')
intermission, i.e (specifically) the Sabbath -- (+ every) sabbath.

for the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

thou shalt neither sow
zara`  (zaw-rah')
to sow; figuratively, to disseminate, plant, fructify -- bear, conceive seed, set with sow(-er), yield.

thy field
sadeh  (saw-deh')
from an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat) -- country, field, ground, land, soil, wild.

nor prune
zamar  (zaw-mar')
to trim (a vine) -- prune.

thy vineyard
kerem  (keh'-rem)
a garden or vineyard -- vines, (increase of the) vineyard(-s), vintage.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-7 All labour was to cease in the seventh year, as much as daily labour on the seventh day. These statues tell us to beware of covetousness, for a man's life consists not in the abundance of his possessions. We are to exercise willing dependence on God's providence for our support; to consider ourselves the Lord's tenants or stewards, and to use our possessions accordingly. This year of rest typified the spiritual rest which all believers enter into through Christ. Through Him we are eased of the burden of wordly care and labour, both being sanctified and sweetened to us; and we are enabled and encouraged to live by faith.
Cross References
Leviticus 25:5
'Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.

Leviticus 25:20
'But if you say, "What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?"

2 Chronicles 36:21
to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.
Treasury of Scripture

But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land, a sabbath for the LORD: you shall neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard.

Leviticus 25:20-23 And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, …

Leviticus 26:34,35,43 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate, …

Exodus 23:10,11 And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof…

2 Chronicles 36:21 To fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the …

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