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Exodus 23:10

    Exodus 23:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the increase thereof:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For six years put seed into your fields and get in the increase;

    Webster's Revision

    And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the increase thereof:

    World English Bible

    "For six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its increase,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the increase thereof:

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 23:10

    This is the first mention of the Sabbatical year; the law for it is given at length in Leviticus 25:2. Both the Sabbatical year and the weekly Sabbath are here spoken of exclusively in their relation to the poor, as bearing testimony to the equality of the people in their covenant with Yahweh. In the first of these institutions, the proprietor of the soil gave up his rights for the year to the whole community of living creatures, not excepting the beasts: in the latter, the master gave up his claim for the day to the services of his servants and cattle.