(in any respect).
] the tillage
; properly ploughing
, that is, (concretely) freshly ploughed
of the poor:
A primitive root; to be destitute
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake
; the head
(as most easily shaken
), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the kethiv reading rather than the qere.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
but there is
Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand
out, or exist
; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961
); there is
(or any other form of the verb to be
, as may suit the connection).
A primitive root; properly to scrape
(literally to shave
; but usually figuratively) together (that is, to accumulate
) or away (that is, to scatter
; intransitively to perish
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 793
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
; properly a verdict
(favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence
or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law
, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice
, including a particular right
, or privilege
(statutory or customary), or even a style
_ _ The laboring poor prosper more than those who injudiciously or wickedly strive, by fraud and violence, to supersede the necessity of lawful labor.
_ _ See here, 1. How a small estate may be improved by industry, so that a man, by making the best of every thing, may live comfortably upon it: Much food is in the tillage of the poor, the poor farmers, that have but a little, but take pains with that little and husband it well. Many make it an excuse for their idleness that they have but a little to work on, a very little to be doing with; but the less compass the field is of the more let the skill and labour of the owner be employed about it, and it will turn to a very good account. Let him dig, and he needs not beg. 2. How a great estate may be ruined by indiscretion: There is that has a great deal, but it is destroyed and brought to nothing for want of judgment, that is, prudence in the management of it. Men over-build themselves or over-buy themselves, keep greater company, or a better table, or more servants, than they can afford, suffer what they have to go to decay and do not make the most of it; by taking up money themselves, or being bound for others, their estates are sunk, their families reduced, and all for want of judgment.
The poor Poor persons by their diligent labours, and God's blessing often grow rich. Destroyed Or, consumed, brought to poverty, for want of discretion.
Much food [is in] the fallow ground of the (l) poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for lack of judgment.
(l) God blesses the labour of the poor, and consumes their goods who are negligent, because they think they have enough.
Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding.
Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
Proverbs 27:18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
Proverbs 27:23-27 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds. ... And [thou shalt have] goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.
Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.
Ecclesiastes 5:9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king [himself] is served by the field.
Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: ... So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Proverbs 11:5-6 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. ... The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness.
Psalms 112:5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Ecclesiastes 8:5-6 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. ... Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man [is] great upon him.
Jeremiah 8:7-10 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD. ... Therefore will I give their wives unto others, [and] their fields to them that shall inherit [them]: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
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