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Mishnayos Bava Metzia Perek 9 Mishnah 4

בבא מציעא פרק ט׳ משנה ד׳


With regard to one who received a field from another to cultivate and did not want to weed it, and he then said to the owner: What do you care if I neglect the land? You will not suffer a loss since I will give you the amount of produce I owe you for your granting me tenancy, regardless of the state of the field. Nevertheless, they do not listen to him. The reason is because the owner of the land can say to him: Tomorrow you will depart from the field, and it will grow weeds for me, which will remain there and disrupt the yield of the field for years to come.

הַמְקַבֵּל שָׂדֶה מֵחֲבֵרוֹ וְלֹא רָצָה לְנַכֵּשׁ, וְאָמַר לוֹ מָה אִכְפַּת לְךָ, הוֹאִיל וַאֲנִי נוֹתֵן לְךָ חֲכוֹרָהּ, אֵין שׁוֹמְעִין לוֹ, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁיָּכוֹל לוֹמַר לוֹ, לְמָחָר אַתָּה יוֹצֵא מִמֶּנָּה, וּמַעֲלָה לְפָנַי עֲשָׂבִים:


ולא רצה לנכש – to cleanse the field from bad grasses that weakens the strength of the field and prevents the grain from coming up.

מה איכפת לך – if my portion is lacking for the grasses reduces/lessens the ears of corn , I will give you my tenancy payment of such-and-such kors as I agreed with you.

ולא רצה לנכש. לנקות התבואה מעשבים רעים, שמתישים כח הקרקע ומעכבין התבואה מלעלות:

מה איכפת לך. אם יחסר חלקי שהעשבים מכחישין השבלים, אתן לך חכירות כך ובך כורין שפסקתי עמך: