Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
– Proverbs 13:23
The word for tillage means fallow ground. The point is the poor man can eat of the land with hard work and good management. His lack of resource is no insurmountable obstacle (Proverbs 28:19). Contrariwise, failure to discern the time and respond accordingly leads to loss (Ecclesiastes 8:5-6).