The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and commanded him 12
to give the following regulations to the people of Israel. When you enter the land that the Lord is giving you, you shall honor the Lord by not cultivating the land every seventh year.
You shall plant your fields, prune your vineyards, and gather your crops for six years.
But the seventh year is to be a year of complete rest for the land, a year dedicated to the Lord. Do not plant your fields or prune your vineyards.
Do not even harvest the grain that grows by itself without being planted, and do not gather the grapes from your unpruned vines; it is a year of complete rest for the land.
Although the land has not been cultivated during that year, it will provide food for you, your slaves, your hired men, the foreigners living with you,