Six days you shall labour and do all your work,
"Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Six days a week are set apart for your daily duties and regular work,
Work six days and do everything you need to do.
On six days do all your work:
Six days you shall labor and do all your work.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The text has simply “six days,” but this is an adverbial accusative of time, answering how long they were to work (GKC 374 §118.k).
2 tn The imperfect tense has traditionally been rendered as a commandment, “you will labor.” But the point of this commandment is the prohibition of work on the seventh day. The permission nuance of the imperfect works well here.
3 tn This is the occupation, or business of the work week.