זִרְעוּ לָכֶם לִצְדָקָה קִצְרוּ לְפִי חֶסֶד נִירוּ לָכֶם נִיר וְעֵת לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת יְקֹוָק עַד יָבוֹא וְיֹרֶה צֶדֶק לָכֶם
Sow righteousness for yourselves; reap the fruits of goodness; break for yourselves betimes fresh ground of seeking the Lord, so that you may obtain a teacher of righteousness. [JPS translation]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What is the connection between righteousness and goodness?
2. Who is a teacher of righteousness? What does this teacher teach you?
3. What is the significance of using agricultural imagery in this text?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)