The LORD then spoke to Mosesaat MountSinai, saying,
2"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you come into the landwhich I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the LORD.
'1Sixyears you shall sow your field, and sixyears you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,
but during 2the seventhyear the land shall have a sabbathrest, a sabbath to the LORD ; you shall not sow your fieldnorprune your vineyard.
'Your harvest'sbaftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmedvines you shall not gather ; the land shall have a sabbaticalyear.
'3All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food ; yourself, and your male and femaleslaves , and your hiredman and your foreignresident, those who live as aliens with you.
'Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall haveall its crops to eat.
'You are also to count off sevensabbaths of years for yourself, seventimessevenyears, so that you have the time of the sevensabbaths of years, namely, forty-nineyears.
'You shall then sound a ram'shorn abroad on 4the tenth day of the seventhmonth ; on the day of atonement you shall sound a hornall through your land.
'You shall thus consecrate the fiftiethyear and 5proclaimca release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, dand 6each of you shall return to his own property, eand each of you shall return to his family.
'You shall have the fiftiethyear as a jubilee ; you shall not sow, norreap its aftergrowth, norgather in from its untrimmedvines.
'For it is a jubilee ; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field.
'7On thisyear of jubileeeach of you shall return to his own property.
14'If you make a sale, moreover, to your friendorbuy from your friend'shand, 8you shall not wrongoneanother.
'Corresponding to the number of yearsafter the jubilee, you shall buy from your ffriend ; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.
'9In proportion to the gextent of the years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to the fewness of the years you shall diminish its price, for it is a number of crops he is selling to you.
'So 10you shall not wrongoneanother, but you shall hfear your God ; for I am the LORD your God.
'You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that 11you may livesecurely on the land.
'Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and livesecurely on it.
'But if you say, "12What are we going to eat on the seventhyeariif we do not sow or gather in our crops ?"
then 13I will so order My blessing for you in the sixthyear that it will bringforth the crop for threeyears.
'When you are sowing the eighthyear, you can still eat14oldthings from the crop, eating the old until the ninthyearwhen its cropcomes in.