Rest your ass.

Instructions from God, who is the same yesterday,  today & forever…

‘For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unploughed and unused.
       Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left.
       Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. ‘Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.

‘Be careful to do everything I have said to you.

Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
Exodus 23:10-13 NIVUK

Perhaps the King James is more familiar to those who may be offended by the Word ass…

Exodus 23:10-13 KJV
And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:  But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.  Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
Exodus 23:10-13 KJV

The 6th day of the week,  end of the week, Saturday, the Sabbath.



“Sow your land for six years and gather in its crops, but in the seventh year leave it alone and give it a rest so that your poor may eat from it. What they leave, let the wildlife have. Do the same with your vineyards and olive groves. “Work for six days and rest the seventh so your ox and donkey may rest and your servant and migrant workers may have time to get their needed rest. “Listen carefully to everything I tell you. Don’t pay attention to other gods—don’t so much as mention their names.
Exodus 23:10-13 MSG

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