You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year1 if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
I will send you such a blessing2 in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.322
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.423
" 'The land5 must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine6 and you are but aliens7 and my tenants.
Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption8 of the land.
" 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative9 is to come and redeem10 what his countryman has sold.
If, however, a man has no one to redeem it for him but he himself prospers11 and acquires sufficient means to redeem it,
he is to determine the value for the years12 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.1328
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 returned14 in the Jubilee, and he can then go back to his property.1529
" 'If a man sells a house in a walled city, he retains the right of redemption a full year after its sale. During that time he may redeem it.
If it is not redeemed before a full year has passed, the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to the buyer and his descendants. It is not to be returned in the Jubilee.