25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai,
25:2 Speak 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.
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
unto 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 unto the land.
25:6 And 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
25:7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy
land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.
The Year of Jubilee
25:8 And 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
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
25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim
liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return
every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man
unto his family.
25:11 A jubilee 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.
25:12 For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: ye
shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
25:13 In the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man
unto his possession.
25:14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbor, or buyest
ought of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not oppress one
25:15 According to the number of years after the jubilee
thou shalt buy of thy neighbor, and according unto the
number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:
25:16 According 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
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
25:19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat
your fill, and dwell therein 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 yet of old
fruit until the ninth year; until her 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 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.
25:26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be
able to redeem it;
25:27 Then 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.
25:28 But 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 jubilee: and in the jubilee it
shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.
25:29 And 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.
25:30 And 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 jubilee.
25:31 But 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
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 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 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.
25:36 Take thou no usury 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 usury, nor
lend him thy victuals for increase.
25:38 I 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.
25:39 And 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:
25:40 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall
be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubilee.
25:41 And 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.
25:42 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out
of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.
25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigor; but shalt
fear thy God.
25:44 Both 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.
25:45 Moreover 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.
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 bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the
children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with
25:47 And 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:
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 unto him of his family may redeem
him; or if he be 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 unto the year of jubilee: 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
25:51 If 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.
25:52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of
jubilee, then he shall count with him, and according unto
his years shall he give him again the price of his
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
25:54 And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he
shall go out in the year of jubilee, both he, and his
children with him.
25:55 For 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.