New American Standard Bible
Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.
King James Bible
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is lost for want of judgment.
World English Bible
An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.
Young's Literal Translation
Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The contrast is the ever recurring one between honest poverty and dishonest wealth. "The new-plowed field of the poor is much food, but there are those, who, though rich, perish through their disregard of right."
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley.
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
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