Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?
ContextListen and Hear God's Voice
23Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech. 24Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground? 25When he has made plain the face thereof, does he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place? 26For his God does instruct him to discretion, and does teach him. 27For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about on the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod. 28Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen. 29This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Doth he that ploweth to sow plow continually? doth he continually open and harrow his ground?
Shall the ploughman plough all the day to sow, shall he open and harrow his ground?
Darby Bible Translation
Doth the ploughman plough all day to sow? Is he all day opening and breaking the clods of his land?
King James Bible
Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
Young's Literal Translation
The whole day plougheth the ploughman to sow? He openeth and harroweth his ground!