Leviticus 25


25:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
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.
25:3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou
 shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
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.
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.
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,
25:7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that [are] in thy
 land, shall all the increase of it be food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25:12 For it [is] the jubilee; it shall be holy to you: ye shall
 eat the increase of it out of the field.
25:13 In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man to
 his possession.
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:
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:
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.
25:17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt
 fear thy God: for I [am] the LORD your God.
25:18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments,
 and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.
25:19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your
 fill, and dwell in it in safety.
25:20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year?
 behold, we shall not sow nor gather in our increase:
25:21 Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth
 year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.
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].
25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever; for the land [is]
 mine, for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me.
25:24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a
 redemption for the land.
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.
25:26 And if the man shall have none to redeem it, and himself
 be able to redeem it;
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
25:32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, [and] the
 houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites
 redeem at any time.
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.
25:34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be
 sold, for it [is] their perpetual possession.
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.
25:36 Take thou no interest of him, or increase; but fear thy
 God; that thy brother may live with thee.
25:37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor lend
 him thy victuals for increase.
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.
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:
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.
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.
25:42 For they [are] my servants, which I brought out of the
 land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bond-men.
25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigor, but shalt fear
 thy God.
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.
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.
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.
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:
25:48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his
 brethren may redeem him:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
 

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