Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty1 throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee2 for you; each one of you is to return to his family property3 and each to his own clan.
The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee4 for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines.512
For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.
" 'In this Year of Jubilee6 everyone is to return to his own property.
" 'If you sell land to one of your countrymen or buy any from him, do not take advantage of each other.715
You are to buy from your countryman on the basis of the number of years8 since the Jubilee. And he is to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops.
When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price,9 because what he is really selling you is the number of crops.
Do not take advantage of each other,10 but fear your God.11 I am the LORD your God.1218
" 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws,13 and you will live safely in the land.1419
Then the land will yield its fruit,15 and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.1620
You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year17 if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
I will send you such a blessing18 in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.1922
While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.2023
" 'The land21 must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine22 and you are but aliens23 and my tenants.
Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption24 of the land.
" 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative25 is to come and redeem26 what his countryman has sold.
If, however, a man has no one to redeem it for him but he himself prospers27 and acquires sufficient means to redeem it,
he is to determine the value for the years28 since he sold it and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it; he can then go back to his own property.2928
But if he does not acquire the means to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. It will be returned30 in the Jubilee, and he can then go back to his property.31