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Leviticus 25 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: 1 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
2 "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you, the land will observe a Sabbath to the Lord. 2 "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.
3 You may sow your field for six years, and you may prune your vineyard and gather its produce for six years. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.
4 But there will be a Sabbath of complete rest for the land in the seventh year, a Sabbath to the Lord: you are not to sow your field or prune your vineyard. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.
5 You are not to reap what grows by itself from your crop, or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. It must be a year of complete rest for the land. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest.
6 [Whatever] the land [produces during] the Sabbath year can be food for you; for yourself, your male or female slave, and the hired hand or foreigner who stays with you. 6 Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you--for yourself, your manservant and maidservant, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you,
7 All of its growth may serve as food for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.
8 "You are to count seven sabbatic years, seven times seven years, so that the time period of the seven sabbatic years amounts to 49. 8 " '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.
9 Then you are to sound a trumpet loudly in the seventh month, on the tenth [day] of the month; you will sound it throughout your land on the Day of Atonement. 9 Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land.
10 You are to consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom in the land for all its inhabitants. It will be your Jubilee, when each of you is to return to his property and each of you to his clan. 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan.
11 The fiftieth year will be your Jubilee; you are not to sow, reap what grows by itself, or harvest its untended vines. 11 The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines.
12 It is to be holy to you because it is the Jubilee; you may [only] eat its produce [directly] from the field. 12 For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.
13 "In this Year of Jubilee, each of you will return to his property. 13 " 'In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property.
14 If you make a sale to your neighbor or a purchase from him, do not cheat one another. 14 " 'If you sell land to one of your countrymen or buy any from him, do not take advantage of each other.
15 You are to make the purchase from your neighbor based on the number of years since the last Jubilee. He is to sell to you based on the number of [remaining] harvest years. 15 You are to buy from your countryman on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. And he is to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops.
16 You are to increase its price in proportion to a greater amount of years, and decrease its price in proportion to a lesser amount of years, because what he is selling to you is a number of harvests. 16 When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price, because what he is really selling you is the number of crops.
17 You are not to cheat one another, but fear your God, for I am the Lord your God. 17 Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God.
18 "You are to observe My statutes and ordinances and carefully observe them, so that you may live securely in the land. 18 " 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.
19 Then the land will yield its fruit, so that you can eat, be satisfied, and live securely in the land. 19 Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.
20 If you wonder: 'What will we eat in the seventh year if we don't sow or gather our produce?' 20 You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
21 I will appoint My blessing for you in the sixth year, so that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years. 21 I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.
22 When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating from the previous harvest. You will be eating this until the ninth year when its harvest comes in. 22 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.
23 "The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land. 23 " 'The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
24 You are to allow the redemption of any land you occupy. 24 Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.
25 If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold. 25 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells some of his property, his nearest relative is to come and redeem what his countryman has sold.
26 If a man has no family redeemer, but he prospers and obtains enough to redeem his land, 26 If, however, a man has no one to redeem it for him but he himself prospers and acquires sufficient means to redeem it,
27 he may calculate the years since its sale, repay the balance to the man he sold it to, and return to his property. 27 he is to determine the value for the years 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.
28 But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of its purchaser until the Year of Jubilee. It is to be released at the Jubilee, so that he may return to his property. 28 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 returned in the Jubilee, and he can then go back to his property.
29 "If a man sells a residence in a walled city, his right of redemption will last until a year has passed after its sale; his right of redemption will last a year. 29 " '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.
30 If it is not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house in the walled city is permanently transferred to its purchaser throughout his generations. It is not to be released on the Jubilee. 30 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.
31 But houses in villages that have no walls around them are to be classified as open fields. The right to redeem [such] houses stays in effect, and they are to be released at the Jubilee. 31 But houses in villages without walls around them are to be considered as open country. They can be redeemed, and they are to be returned in the Jubilee.
32 "Concerning the Levitical cities, the Levites always have the right to redeem houses in the cities they possess. 32 " 'The Levites always have the right to redeem their houses in the Levitical towns, which they possess.
33 Whatever [property] one of the Levites can redeem-a house sold in a city they possess-must be released at the Jubilee, because the houses in the Levitical cities are their possession among the Israelites. 33 So the property of the Levites is redeemable--that is, a house sold in any town they hold--and is to be returned in the Jubilee, because the houses in the towns of the Levites are their property among the Israelites.
34 The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession. 34 But the pastureland belonging to their towns must not be sold; it is their permanent possession.
35 "If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you. 35 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
36 Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you. 36 Do not take interest of any kind from him, but fear your God, so that your countryman may continue to live among you.
37 You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell [him] your food for profit. 37 You must not lend him money at interest or sell him food at a profit.
38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God. 38 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
39 "If your brother among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, you must not force him to do slave labor. 39 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
40 Let him stay with you as a hired hand or temporary resident; he may work for you until the Year of Jubilee. 40 He is to be treated as a hired worker or a temporary resident among you; he is to work for you until the Year of Jubilee.
41 Then he and his children are to be released from you, and he may return to his clan and his ancestral property. 41 Then he and his children are to be released, and he will go back to his own clan and to the property of his forefathers.
42 They are not to be sold as slaves, because they are My slaves I brought out of the land of Egypt. 42 Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt, they must not be sold as slaves.
43 You are not to rule over them harshly but fear your God. 43 Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
44 Your male and female slaves are to be from the nations around you; you may purchase male and female slaves. 44 " 'Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
45 You may also purchase them from the foreigners staying with you, or from their families living among you-those born in your land. These may become your property. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
46 You may leave them to your sons after you to inherit as property; you can make them slaves for life. But concerning your brothers, the Israelites, you must not rule over one another harshly. 46 You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
47 "If a foreigner or temporary resident [living] among you prospers, but your brother [living] near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner living among you, or to a member of the foreigner's clan, 47 " 'If an alien or a temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among you or to a member of the alien's clan,
48 he has the right of redemption after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him. 48 he retains the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his relatives may redeem him:
49 His uncle or cousin may redeem him, or any of his close relatives from his clan may redeem him. If he prospers, he may redeem himself. 49 An uncle or a cousin or any blood relative in his clan may redeem him. Or if he prospers, he may redeem himself.
50 The one who purchased him is to calculate [the time] from the year he sold himself to him until the Year of Jubilee. The price of his sale will be [determined] by the number of years. It will be [set] for him like the daily wages of a hired hand. 50 He and his buyer are to count the time from the year he sold himself up to the Year of Jubilee. The price for his release is to be based on the rate paid to a hired man for that number of years.
51 If many years are still left, he must pay his redemption price in proportion to them based on his purchase price. 51 If many years remain, he must pay for his redemption a larger share of the price paid for him.
52 If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he will calculate and pay the price of his redemption in proportion to his [remaining] years. 52 If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he is to compute that and pay for his redemption accordingly.
53 He will stay with him like a man hired year by year. A foreign owner is not to rule over him harshly in your sight. 53 He is to be treated as a man hired from year to year; you must see to it that his owner does not rule over him ruthlessly.
54 If he is not redeemed in any of these [ways], he and his children are to be released at the Year of Jubilee. 54 " 'Even if he is not redeemed in any of these ways, he and his children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee,
55 For the Israelites are My slaves. They are My slaves I brought out of the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. 55 for the Israelites belong to me as servants. They are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.