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Leviticus 25 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, 1 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have 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 'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.
4 but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD ; you shall not sow your field nor 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 'Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year. 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 'All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves , and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens 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 'Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat. 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.
8 'You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years. 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 'You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. 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 shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. 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 'You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed 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 'For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of 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 'On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property. 13 " 'In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property.
14 'If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend's hand, you shall not wrong 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 'Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops. 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 'In proportion to the extent 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. 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 'So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall 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 shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on 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 produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it. 19 Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.
20 'But if you say, "What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?" 20 You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
21 then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop 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 are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop 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, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me. 23 " 'The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
24 'Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. 24 Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.
25 'If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative 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 'Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption, 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 then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so 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 has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, 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 'Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full 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 'But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not revert in 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 'The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall shall be considered as open fields; they have redemption rights and revert in 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 'As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession. 32 " 'The Levites always have the right to redeem their houses in the Levitical towns, which they possess.
33 'What, therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel. 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 'But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession. 34 But the pastureland belonging to their towns must not be sold; it is their permanent possession.
35 'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with 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 take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with 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 shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain. 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 a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service. 39 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
40 'He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with 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 'He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers. 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 'For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale. 42 Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt, they must not be sold as slaves.
43 'You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God. 43 Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
44 'As for your male and female slaves whom you may have -you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you. 44 " 'Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
45 'Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession. 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 even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another. 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 'Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger's family, 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 then he shall have redemption right 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 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or 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 'He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him. 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 there are still many years, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption; 51 If many years remain, he must pay for his redemption a larger share of the price paid for him.
52 and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption. 52 If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he is to compute that and pay for his redemption accordingly.
53 'Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity 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 'Even if he is not redeemed by these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him. 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 sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from 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.