the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath
unto the LORD.
3Six years thou shalt sow thy
field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
4But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for
the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
5That 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 unto the land.
the sabbath of the land shall be meat 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.
for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.
8And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years;
and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
9Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile 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.
10And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the
land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and
ye shall return every man unto his family.
jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather
the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.
it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
13In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.
14And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's
hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits
he shall sell unto thee:
16According to the
multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, 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 unto thee.
17Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God:for I
am the LORD your God.
18Wherefore ye shall
do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.
19And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein
20And if ye shall say, What shall
we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase:
21Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three
22And ye shall sow the eighth year,
and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store.
23The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine, for ye are strangers
and sojourners with me.
24And in all the land
of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.
thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall
he redeem that which his brother sold.
if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it;
27Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he
sold it; that he may return unto his possession.
if he be not 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 jubile: and in the jubile it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.
29And if a man 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.
30And if it be not 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 jubile.
31But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted
as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubile.
32Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their
possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of
jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
34But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their
35And if thy brother
be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that
he may live with thee.
36Take thou no usury
of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
37Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
38I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to
give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.
if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
40But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner,
he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile.
41And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his
own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.
42For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold
43Thou shalt not rule over him
with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye
buy bondmen and bondmaids.
45Moreover of the
children of the strangers that do 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.
ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen
for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.
47And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth
by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
48After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem
49Either his uncle, or his uncle's son,
may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.
50And he shall reckon with him that bought
him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number
of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him.
51If there be yet many years behind, according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption
out of the money that he was bought for.
if there remain but few years unto the year of jubile, then he shall count with him, and according unto his years shall he
give him again the price of his redemption.
as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight.
54And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of
jubile, both he, and his children with him.
unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the
LORD your God.