* I will.
As it is here graciously promised, that the sixth year was to
bring forth fruits for three years, not merely for two, it is
evident that both the sabbatical year and the year of jubilee
were distinctly provided for. They were not to sow from the
sixth to the eighth year, omitting two seed times; nor reap
from the sixth to the ninth, omitting two harvests. No
legislator, unless conscious of being divinely commissioned,
would have committed himself by enacting such a law as this;
nor would any people have submitted to receive it, except in
consequence of the fullest conviction that a divine authority
had dictated it. It therefore stands as a proof that Moses
acted by the express direction of the Almighty, and that the
people were fully persuaded of the reality of his divine
mission by the miracles he wrought.
Ge 26:12 41:47 Ex 16:29 De 28:3,8 Ps 133:3 Pr 10:22 2Co 9:10
* three years.