Leviticus 25 ©
The sabbath of the seventh year. The jubile in the fiftieth year. Oppression forbidden. A blessing promised to obedience. The redemption of land, and of houses. Compassion to be had of the poor; and usury restrained. The usage of bondservants. The redemption of servants.
Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be *meat.
¶And thou shalt number gseven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the h*jubile to 3sound on the itenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim jliberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a *jubile unto you; kand ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
For it is the *jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sell unto thee.
¶The land xshall not be 4sold for ever: for ythe land is mine; for ye are zstrangers and *sojourners with me.
And if the man have none to redeem it, and 5himself be able to redeem it;
Then clet him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession.
And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it.
And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be established for ever to him that bought it throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the *jubile.
But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the country: 6they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the *jubile.
And if a man 7purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of *jubile: ffor the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon *usury, nor lend him thy *victuals for increase.
But as an hired servant, and as a *sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of *jubile:
Moreover of the children of the strangers that do *sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.
And sye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; 12they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, tye shall not rule one over another with rigour.
¶And if a *sojourner or stranger 13wax rich by thee, and uthy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if whe be able, he may redeem himself.
If there be yet many years behind, zaccording unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.
And if there remain but few years unto the year of *jubile, then he shall count with him, and according unto his years shall he give him again the price of his redemption.
And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule awith rigour over him in thy sight.