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But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

25:4 seventh year. God’s command of a sabbatical year’s rest for the land was, no doubt, a test of faith, but modern agricultural science now recognizes it to be a valid principle for continued productivity. Just as God provided a double supply of bread on the sixth day for those who would keep His weekly Sabbath, so He also promised a threefold harvest in the sixth year (Leviticus 25:21) to feed His people through the seventh and eighth years (Leviticus 25:22). A sabbatical year for the land would also be a great means of controlling harmful insects.

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