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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 25\\

In this chapter the Israelites are directed, when come into the land of
Canaan, to observe every seventh year as a sabbatical year, in which
there was to be no tillage of the land, and yet there would be a
sufficiency for man and beast, \\#Le 25:1-7\\; and every fiftieth year as a
year of jubilee, in which also there was to be no tillage of the land,
and every man was to return to his possession or estate, which had been
sold to another any time before this, \\#Le 25:8-17\\; and a promise of
safety and plenty in the seventh year is made to encourage the
observance of it, \\#Le 25:18-22\\; and several laws and rules are
delivered out concerning the sale of lands, the redemption of them, and
their return to their original owner in the year of jubilee,
\\#Le 25:23-28\\; and the sale of houses, and the redemption of them, and
the difference between those in walled cities and those in villages,
with respect thereunto, \\#Le 25:29-31\\; and also concerning the
houses of the cities of the Levites, and the fields of the suburbs of
them, \\#Le 25:32-34\\; to which are added some instructions about
relieving decayed, persons, and lending and giving to them, without
taking usury of them, \\#Le 25:34-38\\; and other laws concerning the
release of such Israelites as had sold themselves for servants to the
Israelites, in the year of jubilee, since none but Heathens were to be
bondmen and bondmaids for ever, \\#Le 25:39-46\\; and of such who were
sold to proselytes, \\#Le 25:47-55\\.