For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.
" 'In this Year of Jubilee1 everyone is to return to his own property.
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" 'If you sell land to one of your countrymen or buy any from him, do not take advantage of each other.2
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You are to buy from your countryman on the basis of the number of years3 since the Jubilee. And he is to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops.
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When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price,4 because what he is really selling you is the number of crops.
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Do not take advantage of each other,5 but fear your God.6 I am the LORD your God.7
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" 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws,8 and you will live safely in the land.9
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Then the land will yield its fruit,10 and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.11
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You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year12 if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
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I will send you such a blessing13 in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.14
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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.15
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