The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
Speak to the Israelites and say to them: Once you enter the land that I am giving you, the land must celebrate a sabbath rest to the LORD.
You will plant your fields for six years, and prune your vineyards and gather their crops for six years.
But in the seventh year the land will have a special sabbath rest, a Sabbath to the LORD: You must not plant your fields or prune your vineyards.
You must not harvest the secondary growth of your produce or gather the grapes of your freely growing vines. It will be a year of special rest for the land.
Whatever the land produces during its sabbath will be your food—for you, for your male and female servants, and for your hired laborers and foreign guests who live with you,
as well as for your livestock and for the wild animals in your land. All of the land's produce can be eaten.