Leviticus 25

1 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh) in Mount Sinai, saying,

2 “Speak unto the children of Yisrael, and say unto them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Shabbat unto יהוה.

3 Six years you shalt sow your field, and six years you shalt prune your vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;

4 But in the seventh year shall be a Shabbat of rest (Shabbat Shabbaton) unto the land, a Shabbat for יהוה. You shalt neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard.

5 That which groweth of its own accord of your harvest you shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of your vine undressed, for it is a year of rest unto the land.

6 And the Shabbat produce of the land shall be food for you; for you, and for your servant, and for your maid, and for your hired servant, and for your stranger that sojourneth with you,

7 And for your cattle, and for the beast that are in your land, shall all the increase thereof be for food.

8 And you shalt number seven Shabbats of years unto you, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Shabbats of years shall be unto you forty-nine years.

9 Then shalt you cause the trumpet of the 25Jubilee (Yovel) to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the day of atonement (yom kippur) shall you make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.

10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. It shall be a Jubilee (Yovel) unto you; and you shall return every man unto his possession, and you shall return every man unto his family.

11 A Jubilee (Yovel) shall that fiftieth year be unto you; you shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of your vine undressed.

12 For it is the Jubilee (Yovel); it shall be holy unto you; you shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.

13 In the year of this Jubilee (Yovel) you shall return every man unto his possession.

14 And if you sell anything unto your neighbour, or buyest from your neighbour’s hand, you shall not oppress one another.

15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee (Yovel) you shalt buy from your neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto you.

16 According to the multitude of years you shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years you shalt diminish the price of it; for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sells unto you.

17 You shall not therefore oppress one another; but you shalt fear your God (Elohim); for I am יהוה your God (Elohim).

18 Therefore you shall do My statutes, and keep My judgments, and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

19 And the land shall yield its fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.

20 And if you shall say, “What shall we eat the seventh year, since we shall not sow, nor gather in our produce?”

21 Then I will command My blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.

22 And you shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until its produce come in, you shall eat of the old store.

23 The land shall not be sold forever; for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.

24 And in all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land.

25 If your brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

26 And if the man has none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it;

27 Then let 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.

28 But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of Jubilee (Yovel); and in the Jubilee (Yovel) it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.

29 And if a man sells 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.

30 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 forever to him that bought it throughout his generations. It shall not go out in the Jubilee (Yovel).

31 But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the Jubilee (Yovel).

32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites (Lewiyim), and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites (Lewiyim) redeem at any time.

33 And if a man purchases of the Levites (Lewiyim), then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of Jubilee (Yovel); for the houses of the cities of the Levites (Lewiyim) are their possession among the children of Yisrael.

34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

35 And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shalt relieve him; yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.

36 Take you no usury of him, or increase but fear your God (Elohim), that your brother may live with you.

37 You shalt not give him your money upon usury, nor lend him your victuals for increase.

38 I am יהוה your God (Elohim), who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim), to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God (Elohim).

39 And if your brother who dwelleth by you be waxen poor, and be sold unto you; you shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant;

40 But as a hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with you, and shall serve you unto the year of Jubilee (Yovel).

41 And then shall he depart from you, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.

42 For they are My servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim); they shall not be sold as bondmen.

43 You shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear your God (Elohim).

44 Both your bondmen, and your bondmaids, which you shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall you buy bondmen and bondmaids.

45 Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall you buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land; and they shall be your possession.

46 And you shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen forever. But over your brethren the children of Yisrael, you shall not rule one over another with rigour.

47 And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by you, and your brother who dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by you, or to the stock of the stranger’s family;

48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him;

49 Either his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any that is near of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.

50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of Jubilee (Yovel); and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, according to the time of a hired servant shall it be with him.

51 If there be yet many years behind, according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.

52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of Jubilee (Yovel), then he shall count with him, and according unto his years shall he give him again the price of his redemption.

53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him; and the other shall not rule with rigour over him in your sight.

54 And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of Jubilee (Yovel), both he, and his children with him.

55 For unto Me the children of Yisrael are servants; they are My servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim): I am יהוה your God (Elohim).