" 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws,1 and you will live safely in the land.219
Then the land will yield its fruit,3 and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.420
You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year5 if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
I will send you such a blessing6 in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.722
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.823
" 'The land9 must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine10 and you are but aliens11 and my tenants.
Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption12 of the land.
" 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative13 is to come and redeem14 what his countryman has sold.
If, however, a man has no one to redeem it for him but he himself prospers15 and acquires sufficient means to redeem it,
he is to determine the value for the years16 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.1728
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 returned18 in the Jubilee, and he can then go back to his property.19