New International Version
"For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops,
King James Bible
And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:
Darby Bible Translation
And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in its produce;
World English Bible
"For six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its increase,
Young's Literal Translation
'And six years thou dost sow thy land, and hast gathered its increase;
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'And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which them hast sown In thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.' --EXODUS xxiii. 16. The Israelites seem to have had a double beginning of the year--one in spring, one at the close of harvest; or it may only be that here the year is regarded from the natural point of view--a farmer's year. This feast was at the gathering in of the fruits, which was …
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In the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.
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.
The LORD said to Moses at Mount Sinai,
For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.
Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you want to treat these men like slaves? No, we will not come!"
"When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.
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