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Leviticus 25

MSG 1 God spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, NIV 1 The LORD said to Moses at Mount Sinai, MSG 2 "Speak to the People of Israel. Tell them: When you enter the land which I am going to give you, the land will observe a Sabbath to God. NIV 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. MSG 3 Sow your fields, prune your vineyards, and take in your harvests for six years. NIV 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. MSG 4 But the seventh year the land will take a Sabbath of complete and total rest, a Sabbath to God; you will not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. NIV 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. MSG 5 Don't reap what grows of itself; don't harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land gets a year of complete and total rest. NIV 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. MSG 6 But you can eat from what the land volunteers during the Sabbath year - you and your men and women servants, your hired hands, and the foreigners who live in the country, NIV 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, MSG 7 and, of course, also your livestock and the wild animals in the land can eat from it. Whatever the land volunteers of itself can be eaten. "The Fiftieth Year Shall Be a Jubilee for You" NIV 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten. MSG 8 "Count off seven Sabbaths of years - seven times seven years: Seven Sabbaths of years adds up to forty-nine years. NIV 8 “ ‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. MSG 9 Then sound loud blasts on the ram's horn on the tenth day of the seventh month, the Day of Atonement. Sound the ram's horn all over the land. NIV 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. MSG 10 Sanctify the fiftieth year; make it a holy year. Proclaim freedom all over the land to everyone who lives in it - a Jubilee for you: Each person will go back to his family's property and reunite with his extended family. NIV 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan. MSG 11 The fiftieth year is your Jubilee year: Don't sow; don't reap what volunteers itself in the fields; don't harvest the untended vines NIV 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. MSG 12 because it's the Jubilee and a holy year for you. You're permitted to eat from whatever volunteers itself in the fields. NIV 12 For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields. MSG 13 "In this year of Jubilee everyone returns home to his family property. NIV 13 “ ‘In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to their own property. MSG 14 "If you sell or buy property from one of your countrymen, don't cheat him. NIV 14 “ ‘If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each other. MSG 15 Calculate the purchase price on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. He is obliged to set the sale price on the basis of the number of harvests remaining until the next Jubilee. NIV 15 You are to buy from your own people on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. And they are to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops. MSG 16 The more years left, the more money; you can raise the price. But the fewer years left, the less money; decrease the price. What you are buying and selling in fact is the number of crops you're going to harvest. NIV 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 is really being sold to you is the number of crops. MSG 17 Don't cheat each other. Fear your God. I am God, your God. NIV 17 Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God. MSG 18 "Keep my decrees and observe my laws and you will live secure in the land. NIV 18 “ ‘Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land. MSG 19 The land will yield its fruit; you will have all you can eat and will live safe and secure. NIV 19 Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety. MSG 20 Do I hear you ask, 'What are we going to eat in the seventh year if we don't plant or harvest?' NIV 20 You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?” MSG 21 I assure you, I will send such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. NIV 21 I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. MSG 22 While you plant in the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and continue until the harvest of the ninth year comes in. NIV 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. MSG 23 "The land cannot be sold permanently because the land is mine and you are foreigners - you're my tenants. NIV 23 “ ‘The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers. MSG 24 You must provide for the right of redemption for any of the land that you own. NIV 24 Throughout the land that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land. MSG 25 "If one of your brothers becomes poor and has to sell any of his land, his nearest relative is to come and buy back what his brother sold. NIV 25 “ ‘If one of your fellow Israelites becomes poor and sells some of their property, their nearest relative is to come and redeem what they have sold. MSG 26 If a man has no one to redeem it but he later prospers and earns enough for its redemption, NIV 26 If, however, there is no one to redeem it for them but later on they prosper and acquire sufficient means to redeem it themselves, MSG 27 he is to calculate the value since he sold it and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it; he can then go back to his own land. NIV 27 they are to determine the value for the years since they sold it and refund the balance to the one to whom they sold it; they can then go back to their own property. MSG 28 If he doesn't get together enough money to repay him, what he sold remains in the possession of the buyer until the year of Jubilee. In the Jubilee it will be returned and he can go back and live on his land. NIV 28 But if they do not acquire the means to repay, what was sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. It will be returned in the Jubilee, and they can then go back to their property. MSG 29 "If a man sells a house in a walled city, he retains the right to buy it back for a full year after the sale. At any time during that year he can redeem it. NIV 29 “ ‘Anyone who sells a house in a walled city retains the right of redemption a full year after its sale. During that time the seller may redeem it. MSG 30 But if it is not redeemed before the full year has passed, it becomes the permanent possession of the buyer and his descendants. It is not returned in the Jubilee. NIV 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 the buyer’s descendants. It is not to be returned in the Jubilee. MSG 31 However, houses in unwalled villages are treated the same as fields. They can be redeemed and have to be returned at the Jubilee. NIV 31 But houses in villages without walls around them are to be considered as belonging to the open country. They can be redeemed, and they are to be returned in the Jubilee. MSG 32 "As to the Levitical cities, houses in the cities owned by the Levites are always subject to redemption. NIV 32 “ ‘The Levites always have the right to redeem their houses in the Levitical towns, which they possess. MSG 33 Levitical property is always redeemable if it is sold in a town that they hold and reverts to them in the Jubilee, because the houses in the towns of the Levites are their property among the People of Israel. NIV 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. MSG 34 The pastures belonging to their cities may not be sold; they are their permanent possession. NIV 34 But the pastureland belonging to their towns must not be sold; it is their permanent possession. MSG 35 "If one of your brothers becomes indigent and cannot support himself, help him, the same as you would a foreigner or a guest so that he can continue to live in your neighborhood. NIV 35 “ ‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. MSG 36 Don't gouge him with interest charges; out of reverence for your God help your brother to continue to live with you in the neighborhood. NIV 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you. MSG 37 Don't take advantage of his plight by running up big interest charges on his loans, and don't give him food for profit. NIV 37 You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit. MSG 38 I am your God who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God. NIV 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. MSG 39 "If one of your brothers becomes indigent and has to sell himself to you, don't make him work as a slave. NIV 39 “ ‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves. MSG 40 Treat him as a hired hand or a guest among you. He will work for you until the Jubilee, NIV 40 They are to be treated as hired workers or temporary residents among you; they are to work for you until the Year of Jubilee. MSG 41 after which he and his children are set free to go back to his clan and his ancestral land. NIV 41 Then they and their children are to be released, and they will go back to their own clans and to the property of their ancestors. MSG 42 Because the People of Israel are my servants whom I brought out of Egypt, they must never be sold as slaves. NIV 42 Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt, they must not be sold as slaves. MSG 43 Don't tyrannize them; fear your God. NIV 43 Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God. MSG 44 "The male and female slaves which you have are to come from the surrounding nations; you are permitted to buy slaves from them. NIV 44 “ ‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. MSG 45 You may also buy the children of foreign workers who are living among you temporarily and from their clans which are living among you and have been born in your land. They become your property. NIV 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. MSG 46 You may will them to your children as property and make them slaves for life. But you must not tyrannize your brother Israelites. NIV 46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly. MSG 47 "If a foreigner or temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of your brothers becomes poor and sells himself to the foreigner who lives among you or to a member of the foreigner's clan, NIV 47 “ ‘If a foreigner residing among you becomes rich and any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to the foreigner or to a member of the foreigner’s clan, MSG 48 he still has the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his relatives may buy him back. NIV 48 they retain the right of redemption after they have sold themselves. One of their relatives may redeem them: MSG 49 An uncle or cousin or any close relative of his extended family may redeem him. Or, if he gets the money together, he can redeem himself. NIV 49 An uncle or a cousin or any blood relative in their clan may redeem them. Or if they prosper, they may redeem themselves. MSG 50 What happens then is that he and his owner count out the time from the year he sold himself to the year of Jubilee; the buy-back price is set according to the wages of a hired hand for that number of years. NIV 50 They and their buyer are to count the time from the year they sold themselves up to the Year of Jubilee. The price for their release is to be based on the rate paid to a hired worker for that number of years. MSG 51 If many years remain before the Jubilee, he must pay back a larger share of his purchase price, NIV 51 If many years remain, they must pay for their redemption a larger share of the price paid for them. MSG 52 but if only a few years remain until the Jubilee, he is to calculate his redemption price accordingly. NIV 52 If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, they are to compute that and pay for their redemption accordingly. MSG 53 He is to be treated as a man hired from year to year. You must make sure that his owner does not tyrannize him. NIV 53 They are to be treated as workers hired from year to year; you must see to it that those to whom they owe service do not rule over them ruthlessly. MSG 54 "If he is not redeemed in any of these ways, he goes free in the year of Jubilee, he and his children, NIV 54 “ ‘Even if someone is not redeemed in any of these ways, they and their children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee, MSG 55 because the People of Israel are my servants, my servants whom I brought out of Egypt. I am God, your God. NIV 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.

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