Isaiah 28:24
New International Version
When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil?

New Living Translation
Does a farmer always plow and never sow? Is he forever cultivating the soil and never planting?

English Standard Version
Does he who plows for sowing plow continually? Does he continually open and harrow his ground?

Berean Study Bible
Does the plowman plow for planting every day? Does he continuously loosen and harrow the soil?

New American Standard Bible
Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed? Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?

King James Bible
Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

Christian Standard Bible
Does the plowman plow every day to plant seed? Does he continuously break up and cultivate the soil?

Contemporary English Version
Farmers don't just plow and break up the ground.

Good News Translation
Farmers don't constantly plow their fields and keep getting them ready for planting.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does the plowman plow every day to plant seed? Does he continuously break up and cultivate the soil?

International Standard Version
Does he who plows for sowing plow all the time? Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing his field?

NET Bible
Does a farmer just keep on plowing at planting time? Does he keep breaking up and harrowing his ground?

New Heart English Bible
Does he who plows to sow plow continually? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Does a farmer go on plowing every day so he can plant? Does he continue to break up the soil and make furrows in the ground?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is the plowman never done with plowing to sow, With the opening and harrowing of his ground?

New American Standard 1977
Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed? Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?

King James 2000 Bible
Does the plowman keep plowing all day to sow? does he keep opening and breaking the clods of his ground?

American King James Version
Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?

American Standard Version
Doth he that ploweth to sow plow continually? doth he continually open and harrow his ground?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will the ploughman plough all the day? or will he prepare the seed beforehand, before he tills the ground?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall the ploughman plough all the day to sow, shall he open and harrow his ground?

Darby Bible Translation
Doth the ploughman plough all day to sow? Is he [all day] opening and breaking the clods of his land?

English Revised Version
Doth the plowman plow continually to sow? doth he continually open and break the clods of his ground?

Webster's Bible Translation
Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

World English Bible
Does he who plows to sow plow continually? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods?

Young's Literal Translation
The whole day plougheth the ploughman to sow? He openeth and harroweth his ground!
Study Bible
Listen and Hear
23Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say. 24Does the plowman plow for planting every day? Does he continuously loosen and harrow the soil? 25When he has leveled its surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? He plants wheat in rows and barley in plots, with rye within its border.…
Cross References
Isaiah 28:23
Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say.

Isaiah 28:25
When he has leveled its surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? He plants wheat in rows and barley in plots, with rye within its border.

Treasury of Scripture

Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?

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Jeremiah 4:3
For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Hosea 10:11,12
And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods…







Lexicon
Does the plowman
יַחֲרֹ֥שׁ (ya·ḥă·rōš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

plow
הַחֹרֵ֖שׁ (ha·ḥō·rêš)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

for planting
לִזְרֹ֑עַ (liz·rō·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2232: To sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify

every
הֲכֹ֣ל (hă·ḵōl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

day?
הַיּ֔וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

Does he continuously loosen
יְפַתַּ֥ח (yə·p̄at·taḥ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

and harrow
וִֽישַׂדֵּ֖ד (wî·śad·dêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7702: To abrade, harrow a, field

the soil?
אַדְמָתֽוֹ׃ (’aḏ·mā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 127: Ground, land
(24) Doth the plowman plow all day . . .?--Better, every day. Ploughing represents naturally, as in Jeremiah 4:3, the preparatory discipline by which the spiritual soil is rendered fit for the sower's work. It is a means, and not an end, and is, therefore, in its very nature but for a season. To a nation passing through this stage, Assyrian invaders scoring their long furrows visibly on the surface of the land, the parable gave the hope that this was preparing the way for the seed-time of a better harvest.

Verse 24. - Doth the plowman plow all day? The Church of God, go often called a vineyard, is here compared to an arable field, and the processes by which God educates and disciplines his Church are compared to those employed by man in the cultivation of such a piece of ground, and the obtaining of a harvest, from it. First of all, the ground must be ploughed, the face of the earth "opened" and the "clods broken." This, however, does not go on forever; it is for an object - that the seed may be sown; and, as soon as the ground is fit for the sowing to take place, the preparation of the soil ceases. Doth he open and break, etc.? Harrowing succeeds to ploughing in the natural order of things, the object of the harrowing being to break and pulverize the clods. 28:23-29 The husbandman applies to his calling with pains and prudence, in all the works of it according to their nature. Thus the Lord, who has given men this wisdom, is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in his working. As the occasion requires, he threatens, corrects, spares, shows mercy, or executes vengeance. Afflictions are God's threshing instruments, to loosen us from the world, to part between us and our chaff, and to prepare us for use. God will proportion them to our strength; they shall be no heavier than there is need. When his end is answered, the trials and sufferings of his people shall cease; his wheat shall be gathered into the garner, but the chaff shall be burned with unquenchable fire.
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