Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but an abundant harvest is produced by strong oxen. 1
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
An empty stable stays clean, but no income comes from an empty stable.
No cattle, no crops; a good harvest requires a strong ox for the plow.
Where there are no oxen, their food-place is clean; but much increase comes through the strength of the ox.
Where there are no oxen, there is no grain; abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
Where no oxen are , the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.
Where no oxen
[are], the crib
[is] by the strength
of the ox
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Where there are no
, the feeding trough
, but an abundant
is produced by strong
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1 tn Heb “the strength of oxen.” The genitive שׁוֹר (shor, “oxen”) functions as an attributed genitive: “strong oxen.” Strong oxen are indispensable for a good harvest, and for oxen to be strong they must be well-fed. The farmer has to balance grain consumption with the work oxen do.