The Sabbath of the seventh year.
Leviticus 25:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in mount Sinai, saying, Leviticus 25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath to the LORD. Leviticus 25:3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; Leviticus 25:4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. Leviticus 25:5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest, thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: [for] it is a year of rest to the land. Leviticus 25:6 And the sabbath of the land shall be food for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee, Leviticus 25:7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that [are] in thy land, shall all the increase of it be food.
The jubile in the fiftieth year.
Leviticus 25:8 And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years to thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to thee forty and nine years. Leviticus 25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound, on the tenth [day] of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land to all its inhabitants: it shall be a jubilee to you; and ye shall return every man to his possession, and ye shall return every man to his family. Leviticus 25:11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather [the grapes] in it of thy vine undressed. Leviticus 25:12 For it [is] the jubilee; it shall be holy to you: ye shall eat the increase of it out of the field. Leviticus 25:13 In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man to his possession.
Leviticus 25:14 And if thou shalt sell aught to thy neighbor, or buy [aught] of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not oppress one another: Leviticus 25:15 According to the number of years after the jubilee thou shalt buy of thy neighbor, [and] according to the number of years of the fruits he shall sell to thee: Leviticus 25:16 According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price of it, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for [according] to the number [of the years] of the fruits doth he sell to thee. Leviticus 25:17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I [am] the LORD your God.
A blessing of obedience.
Leviticus 25:18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. Leviticus 25:19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell in it in safety. Leviticus 25:20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow nor gather in our increase: Leviticus 25:21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. Leviticus 25:22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat of old fruit until the ninth year; until its fruits come in ye shall eat [of] the old [store].
The redemption of the land,
Leviticus 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever; for the land [is] mine, for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me. Leviticus 25:24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.
Leviticus 25:25 If thy brother shall have become poor, and have sold [some] of his possession, and if any of his kin shall come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. Leviticus 25:26 And if the man shall have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it; Leviticus 25:27 Then let him count the years of the sale of it, and restore the overplus to the man to whom he sold it; that he may return to his possession. Leviticus 25:28 But if he shall not be able to restore [it] to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return to his possession.
Leviticus 25:29 And if a man shall sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold: [within] a full year may he redeem it. Leviticus 25:30 And if it shall not be redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that [is] in the walled city shall be established for ever to him that bought it, throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the jubilee, Leviticus 25:31 But the houses of the villages which have no walls around them, shall be counted as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee. Leviticus 25:32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, [and] the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time. Leviticus 25:33 And if a man shall purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession shall go out in the [year of] jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites [are] their possession among the children of Israel. Leviticus 25:34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold, for it [is] their perpetual possession.
Compassion of the poor.
Leviticus 25:35 And if thy brother shall have become poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: [yea, though he] may [be] a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Leviticus 25:36 Take thou no interest of him, or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Leviticus 25:37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. Leviticus 25:38 I [am] the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, [and] to be your God.
The usage of bondmen.
Leviticus 25:39 And if thy brother [that dwelleth] by thee shall have become poor, and be sold to thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bond servant: Leviticus 25:40 [But] as a hired servant, [and] as a sojourner he shall be with thee, [and] shall serve thee to the year of jubilee. Leviticus 25:41 And [then] shall he depart from thee, [both] he and his children with him, and shall return to his own family, and to the possession of his fathers shall he return. Leviticus 25:42 For they [are] my servants, which I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bond-men. Leviticus 25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigor, but shalt fear thy God. Leviticus 25:44 Both thy bond-men, and thy bond-maids, which thou shalt have, [shall be] of the heathen that are around you; of them shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids. Leviticus 25:45 Moreover of the children of the strangers that sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. Leviticus 25:46 And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit [them for] a possession, they shall be your bond-men for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigor.
The redemption of servants.
Leviticus 25:47 And if a sojourner or a stranger shall become rich by thee, and thy brother [that dwelleth] by him shall become poor, and sell himself to the stranger [or] sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family: Leviticus 25:48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him: Leviticus 25:49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son may redeem him, or [any] that is nigh of kin to him of his family, may redeem him; or if he is able, he may redeem himself. Leviticus 25:50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him, from the year that he was sold to him, to the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according to the number of years, according to the time of a hired servant shall it be with him. Leviticus 25:51 If [there shall be] yet many years [behind], according to them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for. Leviticus 25:52 And if there shall remain but few years to the year of jubilee, then he shall count with him, [and] according to his years shall he give him again the price of his redemption. Leviticus 25:53 [And] as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: [and the other] shall not rule with rigor over him in thy sight. Leviticus 25:54 And if he shall not be redeemed in these [years], then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, [both] he, and his children with him. Leviticus 25:55 For to me the children of Israel [are] servants, they [are] my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.