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1 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying: 1 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
2 Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land shall observe a sabbath for 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 their yield; 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.
4 but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath for the Lord: you shall not 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 shall not reap the aftergrowth of your harvest or gather the grapes of your unpruned vine: it shall 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 You may eat what the land yields during its sabbath—you, your male and female slaves, your hired and your bound laborers who live 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 for your livestock also, and for the wild animals in your land all its yield shall be for food. 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.
8 You shall count off seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the period of seven weeks of years gives 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 Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud; on the tenth day of the seventh month—on the day of atonement—you shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all 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 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your 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 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned 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 only what the field itself produces. 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 you shall return, every one of you, to your property. 13 " 'In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to his own property.
14 When you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall 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 When you buy from your neighbor, you shall pay only for the number of years since the jubilee; the seller shall charge you only for the remaining crop 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 If the years are more, you shall increase the price, and if the years are fewer, you shall diminish the price; for it is a certain number of harvests that are being sold 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 You shall not cheat 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 observe my statutes and faithfully keep my ordinances, so that you may live on the land securely. 18 " 'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.
19 The land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live on it securely. 19 Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety.
20 Should you ask, "What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?" 20 You may ask, "What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?"
21 I will order my blessing for you in the sixth year, so that it will yield a 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 sow in the eighth year, you will be eating from the old crop; until the ninth year, when its produce comes in, you shall eat the old. 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 shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants. 23 " 'The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
24 Throughout the land that you hold, you shall 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 anyone of your kin falls into difficulty and sells a piece of property, then the next of kin shall come and redeem what the 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 If the person has no one to redeem it, but then prospers and finds sufficient means to do so, 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 the years since its sale shall be computed and the difference shall be refunded to the person to whom it was sold, and the property shall be returned. 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 there are not sufficient means to recover it, what was sold shall remain with the purchaser until the year of jubilee; in the jubilee it shall be released, and the property shall be returned. 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 anyone sells a dwelling house in a walled city, it may be redeemed until a year has elapsed since its sale; the right of redemption shall be one 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 before a full year has elapsed, a house that is in a walled city shall pass in perpetuity to the purchaser, throughout the generations; it shall not be released 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 But houses in villages that have no walls around them shall be classed as open country; they may be redeemed, and they shall be released 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 the cities of the Levites, the Levites shall forever have the right of redemption of the houses in the cities belonging to them. 32 " 'The Levites always have the right to redeem their houses in the Levitical towns, which they possess.
33 Such property as may be redeemed from the Levites—houses sold in a city belonging to them—shall be released in the jubilee; because the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the people 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 the open land around their cities may not be sold; for that is their possession for all time. 34 But the pastureland belonging to their towns must not be sold; it is their permanent possession.
35 If any of your kin fall into difficulty and become dependent on you, you shall support them; they shall live with you as though resident aliens. 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 interest in advance or otherwise make a profit from them, but fear your God; let them 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 lend them your money at interest taken in advance, or provide them food at a 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, 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 any who are dependent on you become so impoverished that they sell themselves to you, you shall not make them serve as slaves. 39 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him work as a slave.
40 They shall remain with you as hired or bound laborers. They shall serve with you until the year of the 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 they and their children with them shall be free from your authority; they shall go back to their own family and return to their 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 For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves are sold. 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 them with harshness, but shall fear your God. 43 Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
44 As for the male and female slaves whom you may have, it is from the nations around you that you may acquire 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 acquire them from among the aliens residing with you, and from their families that are with you, who have been born in your land; and they may be 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 keep them as a possession for your children after you, for them to inherit as property. These you may treat as slaves, but as for your fellow Israelites, no one shall rule over the other with harshness. 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 resident aliens among you prosper, and if any of your kin fall into difficulty with one of them and sell themselves to an alien, or to a branch of the alien'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 after they have sold themselves they shall have the right of redemption; one of their brothers may redeem them, 48 he retains the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his relatives may redeem him:
49 or their uncle or their uncle's son may redeem them, or anyone of their family who is of their own flesh may redeem them; or if they prosper they may redeem themselves. 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 They shall compute with the purchaser the total from the year when they sold themselves to the alien until the jubilee year; the price of the sale shall be applied to the number of years: the time they were with the owner shall be rated as the time of a hired laborer. 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 remain, they shall pay for their redemption in proportion to the purchase price; 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 jubilee year, they shall compute thus: according to the years involved they shall make payment for their 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 As a laborer hired by the year they shall be under the alien's authority, who shall not, however, rule with harshness over them 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 And if they have not been redeemed in any of these ways, they and their children with them shall go free in the jubilee year. 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 to me the people of Israel are 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.