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But someone may ask what there will be to eat during the seventh year, when no fields are planted and no crops gathered.
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But if you say: What shall we eat the seventh year, if we sow not, nor gather our fruits?
Numbers 11:4,13 For a mixt multitude of people, that came up with them, burned with desire, sitting and weeping, the children of Israel also being joined with them, and said: Who shall give us flesh to eat? . . .
2 Kings 6:15-17 And the servant of the man of God, rising early went out, and saw an army round about the city, and horses and chariots: and he told him, saying: Alas, alas, alas, my lord, what shall we do? . . .
2 Kings 7:2 Then one of the lords, upon whose hand the king leaned, answering the man of God, said: If the Lord should make flood-gates in heaven, can that possibly be which thou sayest? And he said: Thou shalt see it with thy eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
2 Chronicles 25:9 And Amasias said to the man of God: What will then become of the hundred talents which I have given to the soldiers of Israel? and the man of God answered him: The Lord is rich enough to be able to give thee much more than this.
Psalm 78:19,20 And they spoke ill of God: they said: Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? . . .
Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the Lord hath spoken. I have brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised me.
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment? . . .
Matthew 8:26 And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up, he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm.
Luke 12:29 And seek not what you shall eat or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high.
Philippians 4:6 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.
Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee. . . .
ContextThe Blessing of Obedience
…19And the ground may yield you its fruits, of which you may eat your fill, fearing no man's invasion. 20But if you say: What shall we eat the seventh year, if we sow not, nor gather our fruits?21I will give you my blessing the sixth year: and it shall yield the fruits of three years.…
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.
But they shall be unto you for meat, to thee and to thy manservant, to thy maidservant and thy hireling, and to the strangers that sojourn with thee.
And the ground may yield you its fruits, of which you may eat your fill, fearing no man's invasion.
Additional TranslationsNow you may wonder, ‘What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not sow or gather our produce?’And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase:
And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase;
And if ye should say, What shall we eat in this seventh year, if we do not sow nor gather in our fruits?
And if ye say, What shall we eat in the seventh year? behold, we may not sow, nor gather in our produce;
And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase:
And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow nor gather in our increase:
If you said, "What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase;"
'And when ye say, What do we eat in the seventh year, lo, we do not sow, nor gather our increase?
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