Leviticus 25:1-7

The Sabbath Year

1 The LORD said to Moses at Mount Sinai,
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 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.
4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.
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 yields during the sabbath year will be food for you—for yourself, your male and female servants, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you,
7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.

Cross References 9

  • 1. Exodus 19:11
  • 2. Exodus 23:10
  • 3. ver 5,6,20; Leviticus 26:35; 2 Chronicles 36:21
  • 4. Isaiah 36:16; Isaiah 37:30
  • 5. 2 Kings 19:29
  • 6. Genesis 40:10; Numbers 6:3; Numbers 13:20; Deuteronomy 23:24; Nehemiah 13:15; Isaiah 5:2
  • 7. ver 4,11
  • 8. S ver 4; ver 20
  • 9. Exodus 23:11
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