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23“你们进了那地,栽种了各样可作食物的果树的时候,你们要视初结的果子为不洁净,好像未受割礼的人。头三年的果子,你们不可以吃。




23 ¶ And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.
23 Verse 23. Three years shall it be as uncircumcised] I see no

great reason to seek for mystical meanings in this prohibition.

The fruit of a young tree cannot be good; for not having arrived

at a state of maturity, the juices cannot be sufficiently

elaborated to produce fruit excellent in its kind. The

Israelites are commanded not to eat of the fruit of a tree till

the fifth year after its planting: in the three first years the

fruit is unwholesome; in the fourth year the fruit is holy, it

belongs to God, and should be consecrated to him, ; and

in the fifth year and afterward the fruit may be employed for

common use, .