When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price,1 because what he is really selling you is the number of crops.
Do not take advantage of each other,2 but fear your God.3 I am the LORD your God.418
" 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws,5 and you will live safely in the land.619
Then the land will yield its fruit,7 and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.820
You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year9 if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
I will send you such a blessing10 in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.1122
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.1223
" 'The land13 must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine14 and you are but aliens15 and my tenants.
Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption16 of the land.
" 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative17 is to come and redeem18 what his countryman has sold.
If, however, a man has no one to redeem it for him but he himself prospers19 and acquires sufficient means to redeem it,