1 The Lord then spoke to Moses 1at Mount Sinai, saying,
3 ‘aSix years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,
4 but during athe seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
5 ‘Your harvest’s 1aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.
6 ‘aAll of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you.
9 ‘You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on athe tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.
10 ‘You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and aproclaim 1a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, 2and beach of you shall return to his own property, 2and each of you shall return to his family.
13 ‘aOn this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property.
14 ‘If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend’s hand, ayou shall not wrong one another.
15 ‘Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your 1friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.
16 ‘aIn proportion to the 1extent of the years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to the fewness of the years you shall diminish its price, for it is a number of crops he is selling to you.
18 ‘You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that ayou may live securely on the land.
21 then aI will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.
22 ‘When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat aold things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in.
24 ‘Thus for every 1piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land.
26 ‘Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so 1recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption,
27 athen he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property.
28 ‘But if 1he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall 2revert, that ahe may return to his property.
30 ‘But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not 1revert in the jubilee.
32 ‘As for acities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.
33 ‘What, therefore, 1belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale 2in the city of this possession 3reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel.
34 ‘aBut pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.