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The Jubilee.

Of oppression. neighbour ; as he hath done, so shall it be 13 In the year of this jubilee ye sball done unto him :

return every man unto his possession. 20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth 14 | And if thou sell aught unto thy for tooth : as he hath caused a blemish in a neighbour, or buyest aught of thy neigh man, so shall it be done to him again. bour's hand, ye shall not oppress one

21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall another: restore it: and be that killeth a man, he 15 According to the number of years shall be put to death.

after the jubilee, thou shalt buy of thy neigh22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as bour, and according unto the number of well for the stranger, as for one of your own years of the fruits

sball sell unto thee : country: for I am the LORD your God. 16 According to the multitude of years

231 And Moses spake unto the children thou shalt increase the price thereof, and a Israel, that they should bring forth him according to the fewness of years thou that had cursed out of the camp, and stone shalt diminish the price of it: for accordhim with stones : and the children of Israeling to the number of the years of the fruits did as the LORD commanded Moses. doth he sell unto thee. CHAP. XXV.

17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one AN

ND the LORD spake unto Moses in another ; but thou shalt fear thy God : for mount Sinai, saying,

I am the LORD

your God.
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 18 | Wherefore ye shall do

my statutes, say unto them, When ye come into the and keep my judgments, and do them; land which I give you, then shall the land and ye shall dwell

in the land in safety. keep a sabbath unto the LORD.

19 And the land shall yield her fruit, 3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, in safety. and gather in the fruit thereof;

20 And if ye shall say, What shall we 4 But in the seventh year shall be a sab- eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not bath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for sow nor gather in our increase : the LORD. thou shalt neither sow thy field, 21 Then I will command my blessing nor prune thy vineyard.

upon you in the sixth year, and it shall 5 That which groweth of its ow; accord bring forth fruit for three years. of thy harvest, thou shalt not reap, neither 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth for it is a year of rest unto the land. year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat

6 And the sabbath of the land shall be of the old store. meat for you ; for thee, and for thy servant, 23 | The land shall not be sold for and for thy maid, and for thy hired ser- ever; for the land is mine, for ye are vant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth strangers and sojourners with me.

24 And in all the land of your possession 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast ye shall grant a redemption for the land, that are in thy land, shall all the increase 25 | If thy brother be waxen poor, and thereof be meat.

hath sold away some of his possession, and 8 1 And thou shalt number seven sab- if any of his kin come to redeem it, then baths of years unto thee, seven times seven shall he redeem that which his brother sold. years; and the space of the seven sabbaths 26 And if the man have none to redeem of

years shall be unto thee forty and nine it, and himself be able to redeem it; years.

27 Then let him count the years of the 9. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the jubilee to sound, on the tenth day of the man to whom he sold it; that he may the seventh month, in the day of atone- return unto his possession. ment shall ye make the trumpet sound

28 But if be be not able to restore it to throughout all your land.

him, then that wbich is sold shall remain 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, in the hand of him that hath bought it until and proclaim liberty throughout all the the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall go out, and he shall return unto his shall be a jubilee unto you;


shall return every man unto his possession, and 297 And if a man sell a dwelling-house ye shall return every man unto his family, in a walled city, then he may redeem it 11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth

year be within a whole year after it is sold : within unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap a full year

may he redeem it. that which groweth of itself in it, nor ga

30 And if it be not redeemed within the ther the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. space of a full year, then the house that is

12 For it is the jubilee ; it shall be holy in the walled city shall be established for unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof everto him that boughtit, throughout his geout of the field.

nerations: it shall not go out in the jubilee.

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A blessing promised. 31 But the houses of the villages which wax rich by thee, and thy brother that bave no walls round about them, shall be dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himcounted as the fields of the country: they selt unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, may be redeemed, and they shall go out in or to the stock of the stranger's family: the jubilee.

48 After that he is sold he may be re32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Le-deemed again; one of his brethren may vites, and the houses of the cities of their redeem him: possession, may the Levites redeem at 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son any time.

may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin 33 And if a man purchase of the Le- unto him of his family may redeem him ; vites, then the house that was sold, and the or if he be able, he may redeem himself. city of his possession shall go out in the 50 And he shall reckon with him that year of jubilee; for the houses of the cities bought him, from the year that he was sold of the Levites are their possession among to him, unto the year of jubileet and the the children of Israel.

price of his sale shall be according unto 34 But the field of the suburbs of their ihe number of years, according to the time cities may not be sold, for it is their per- of a hired servant shall it be with him. petual possession.

51 If there be yet many years behind, 35 | And if thy brother be waxen poor, according unto them he shall give again and fallen in decay with thee; then thou the price of bis redemption out of the shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stran- money that he was bought for. ger, or a sojourner; that be may live with 52 And if there remain but few years thee,

unto the year of jubilee, then be shall count 36 Take thou no usury of him, or in- with bim, and according unto his years crease ; but fear thy God; that thy brother shall he give him again the price of his remay live with thee.

demption 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money 53 And as a yearly hired servant sball upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for he be with him: and the other shall not increase.

rule with rigour over him in thy sight. 38 I am the LORD your God, which 54 And if he be not redeemed in these brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, years, then he shall go out in the year of to give you the land of Canaan, and to be jubilee, both he, and his children with him,

55 For unto me the children of Israel 39. And if thy brother that dwelleth by are servants, they are my servants whom thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: thou shalt not compel him to serve as a I am the Lord your God. bond-servant:

CÁAP. XXVI. as as a so E.

image, serve thee unto the year of jubilee: image, neither shall ye set up any image

41 And then shall be depart from thee, of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: both he and his children with him, and for I am the LORD your God. shall return unto his own family, and unto 2 [ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and rethe possession of his fathers shall be return. verence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

42 For they are my servants which I 3 1 11 ye walk in my statutes and keep brought forth out of the land of Egypt; iny commandments, and do them; they shall not be sold as bond-men. 4 Then I willgive you rain in due season,

43 Thou shalt not rule over him with and the land shall yield her increase, and rigour, but shalt fear thy God.

the trees of the field shall yield their fruit: 44 Both thy bond-men, and thy bond 5 And your threshing shall reach unto maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the the vintage, and the vintage shall reach heathen that are round about you; of them unto the sowing-time; and ye shall eat shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids. your bread to the full, and dwell in your

45 Moreover.of the children of the stran- land safely. gers that do sojourn among you, of them 6 And I will give peace in the land, and shall ye buy, and of their families that are ye shall lie down, and none shall make you with you, which they begat in your land : afraid : and I will rid evil beasts out of and they shall be your possession. the land, neither shall the sword go through 46 And ye shall take them as an in your

lard. heritance for your children after you, to in-. 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and herit them for a possession, they shall be they shall fall before you by the sword. your bond-men for ever: but over your 8. And five ol you shall chase a hunbrethren the children of Israel, ye shall dred, and a hundred of you shall put ten not rule one over another with rigour. thousand to fight: and your enemies shall 47 T And if a sojourner or a stranger fall before you by the sword.

your God.

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