The Sabbath of the seventh year.
Leviticus 25:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses in mount Sinai sayenge, Leviticus 25:2 speake vnto the childern of Israel and saye vnto the. When ye be come in to the lande whiche I geue you, let the londe rest a Sabbath vnto the Lorde. Leviticus 25:3 Sixe yeres thou shalt sowe thi felde, and sixe yere thou shalt cut thi vynes and gather in thi frutes. Leviticus 25:4 But the seuenth yere shall be a Sabbath of rest vnto the londe. The Lordes Sabbath it shalbe, ad thou shalt nether sowe thi felde, nor cut thy vynes. Leviticus 25:5 The corne that groweth by it selfe thou shalt not repe, nether gather the grapes that growe without thy dressynge: but it shalbe a Sabbath of rest vnto the londe. Leviticus 25:6 Neuerthelesse the Sabbath of the londe shalbe meate for you: euen for the and thy servaunte and for thy mayde and for thy hyred servaunte and for the straunger that dwelleth with the: Leviticus 25:7 and for thi catell and for the beestes that are in thy londe, shall all the encrease thereof be meate.
The jubile in the fiftieth year.
Leviticus 25:8 Then numbre seuen wekes of yeres, that is, seuen tymes seuen yere: and the space of the seuen wekes of yeres will be vnto the .xlix. yere. Leviticus 25:9 And then thou shalt make an horne blowe: euen in the tenth daye of the seuenth moneth, which is the daye of attonement. And then shall ye make the horne blowe, euen thorowe out all youre lande. Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall halowe the fiftith yere, and proclayme libertie thorowe out the lande vnto all the inhabiters thereof, It shalbe a yere of hornes blowynge vnto you and ye shall returne: euery man vnto his possession and euery man vnto his kynred agayne. Leviticus 25:11 A yere of hornes blowynge shall that fiftieth yere be vnto you. Ye shall not sowe nether repe the corne that groweth by it selfe, nor gather the grapes that growe without thi laboure Leviticus 25:12 For it is a yere of hornes blowinge and shalbe holy vnto you: how be it, yet ye shall eate of the encrease of the felde. Leviticus 25:13 And in this yere of hornes blowinge ye shall returne, euery man vnto his possession agayne.
Leviticus 25:14 When thou sellest oughte vnto thy neyghboure or byest off thy neyghboures hande, ye shall not oppresse one another: Leviticus 25:15 but accordynge to the numbre of yeres after the trompett yere, thou shalt bye of thy neyghboure, and accordynge vnto the numbre off fruteyeres, he shall sell vnto the. Leviticus 25:16 Accordinge vnto the multitude of yeres, thou shalt encrease the price thereof and accordinge to the fewnesse of yeres, thou shalt mynish the price: for the numbre of frute he shall sell vnto the. Leviticus 25:17 And see that no ma oppresse his neyghboure, but feare thi God. For I am the Lorde youre God.
A blessing of obedience.
Leviticus 25:18 Wherfore do after myne ordinaunces and kepe my lawes ad doo them, that ye maye dwell in the lande in saftie. Leviticus 25:19 And the lande shall geue her frute, and ye shall eate youre fille and dwell therein in saftie. Leviticus 25:20 Yf ye shall saye, what shall we eate the seuenth yere in as moche as we shall not sowe nor gether in oure encrease. Leviticus 25:21 I wyll sende my blessynge apon you in the sixte yere, Leviticus 25:22 and it shall brynge forth frute for thre yeres: and ye shall sowe the eyghte yere and eate of olde frute vntill the .ix. yere, and euen vntyll hir frutes come, ye shall eate of olde stoare.
The redemption of the land,
Leviticus 25:23 Wherfore the londe shall not be solde for euer, because that the lande is myne, and ye but straungers and soiourners with me: Leviticus 25:24 and ye shall thorowe oute all the lande of youre possession, let the londe go home fre agayne.
Leviticus 25:25 When thy brother is waxed poore and hath solde awaye of his possession: yf any off his kyn come to redeme it, he shall by out that whiche his brother solde. Leviticus 25:26 And though he haue no man to redeme it for him, yet yf hys hande can get sufficyent to bye it oute agayne, Leviticus 25:27 then let him counte how longe it hath bene solde, and delyuer the rest vnto him to whome he solde it, ad so he shall returne vnto his possession agayne. Leviticus 25:28 But and yf his hande ca not get sufficiet to restore it to him agayne, then that whiche is solde shall remayne in the hande of him that hath boughte it, vntyll the horneyere: and in the horne yere it shall come out, and he shall returne vnto his possession agayne.
Leviticus 25:29 Yf a man sell a dwellynge house in a walled cytie he maye bye it out agayne any tyme withi a hole yere after it is solde: and that shalbe the space in which he maye redeme it agayne. Leviticus 25:30 But and yf it be not bought out agayne within the space of a full yere then the housse in the walled cytie shalbe stablished for euer vnto him that boughte it and to his successoures after hi and shall not goo out in the trompet yere. Leviticus 25:31 But the housses in villagies which haue no walles rounde aboute them shalbe counted like vnto the feldes of the cuntre and maye be boughte out agayne at any season and shall goo out fre in the trompett yere. Leviticus 25:32 Notwithstondynge the cityes of the leuytes and the housses in the cyties of their possessios the leuites maye redeme at all ceasons. Leviticus 25:33 And yf a man purchace ought of the leuytes: whether it be house or citie that they possesse, the bargayne shall goo out in the tropet yere. for the housses of the cyties of the leuites are their possessions amonge the childern of Israel. Leviticus 25:34 But the feldes that lye rounde aboute their cyties shall not be bought: for they are their possessions for euer.
Compassion of the poor.
Leviticus 25:35 Yf thi brother be waxed poore and falle in decaye with the receaue him as a straunger or a soiourner and let him lyue by the. Leviticus 25:36 And thou shalt take none vsurye of him nor yet vantage. But shalt feare thi God that thi brother maye lyue with the. Leviticus 25:37 Thou shalt not lende him thi money apon vsurye nor lende him of thi fode to haue avantage by it for Leviticus 25:38 I am the Lorde youre God which broughte you out of the lande of Egipte, to geue you the lande of Canaan and to be youre God.
The usage of bondmen.
Leviticus 25:39 Yf thi brother that dwelleth by the waxe poore and sell him selfe vnto the thou shalt not let him laboure as a bondseruaunte doeth: Leviticus 25:40 but as an hyred seruaunte and as a soiourner he shalbe with the and shall serue the vnto the trompetyere Leviticus 25:41 and then shall he departe fro the: both he and his childern with him and shall returne vnto his awne kynred agayne and vnto the possessions of his fathers. Leviticus 25:42 for they are my seruauntes which I brought out of the lande of Egipte and shall not be solde as bondmen. Leviticus 25:43 Se therfore that thou reigne not ouer him cruelly but feare thi God. Leviticus 25:44 Yf thou wilt haue bondseruauntes and maydens thou shalt bye them of the heythen that are rounde aboute you Leviticus 25:45 and of the childern of the straungers that are soiorners amonge you ad of their generacios that are with you, which they begate in youre lade. Leviticus 25:46 And ye shall possesse them and geue them vnto youre childern after you, to possesse them for euer: and they shalbe youre bond men: But ouer youre brethern the childern of Israel ye shall not reigne one ouer another cruelly.
The redemption of servants.
Leviticus 25:47 When a straunger and a soiourner waxeth rych by the ad thi brother that dwelleth by him waxeth poore and sell him selfe vnto the straunger that dwelleth by the or to any of the straungers kyn: Leviticus 25:48 after that he is solde he maye be redemed agayne. one of his brethren maye bye him out: Leviticus 25:49 whether it be his vncle or his vncles sonne or any that is nye of kynne vnto him of his kynred: ether yf his hande can get so moch he maye be loosed. Leviticus 25:50 And he shall reken with him that boughte him from the yere that he was solde in vnto the trompet yere and the pryce of his byenge shalbe acordynge vnto the numbre of yeres and he shalbe with him as a hyred seruaunte. Leviticus 25:51 Yf there be yet many yeres behynde acordynge vnto them he shall geue agayne for his delyueraunce of the money that he was solde for. Leviticus 25:52 Yf there remayne but few yeres vnto the trompet yere he shall so counte with him and acordynge vnto his yeres geue him agayne for his redempcion Leviticus 25:53 and shalbe with him yere by yere as an hyred seruaunte and the other shall not reygne cruelly ouer him in thi syghte. Leviticus 25:54 Yf he be not bought fre in the meane tyme then he shall goo out in the trompet yere and his childern with him. Leviticus 25:55 for the childern of Israel are my seruauntes which I broughte out of the lande of Egipte. I am the Lorde youre God.