"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD.
For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.1
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But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest,2 a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.3
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Do not reap what grows of itself4 or harvest the grapes5 of your untended vines.6 The land is to have a year of rest.
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Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year7 will be food for you--for yourself, your manservant and maidservant, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you,
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as well as for your livestock and the wild animals8 in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.
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" 'Count off seven sabbaths of years--seven times seven years--so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years.
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Then have the trumpet9 sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month;10 on the Day of Atonement11 sound the trumpet throughout your land.
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Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty12 throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee13 for you; each one of you is to return to his family property14 and each to his own clan.
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The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee15 for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines.16
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For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.