A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you
Which, clearly shows, that not the forty ninth year was the year of jubilee, as many learned men have asserted, chiefly induced by this reason, because two years would come together in which were no sowing reaping; but that God, that could cause the earth to forth fruit for three years, ( Leviticus 25:21 ) ; could make it bring forth enough for four years; and in order to make their sentiment agree with this passage, they are obliged to make the foregoing jubilee one of the fifty, and begin their account from thence; but this could not be done in the first account of the jubilee; of the name, (See Gill on Leviticus 25:9); ye shall not sow;
in the year of jubilee, which shows also that this could not be the forty ninth year, which of course being a sabbatical year, there would be no sowing, reaping and so this law or instruction would be quite needless: neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the
[grapes] in it of thy vine undressed;
as in the sabbatical year, (See Gill on Leviticus 25:5); the same with respect to these things being to be observed in the year of jubilee, as in that; and so Jarchi observes that the same that is said of the sabbatical year is said of the jubilee, two holy years being found next to one another, the forty ninth year the sabbatical year, and the fiftieth year the jubilee.