25:3a Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou
shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
(a) The Jews began to count the year in September: for then
all the fruits were gathered.
25:5 That which groweth of its b own accord of thy harvest
thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine
c undressed: [for] it is a year of rest unto the land.
(b) Because of the corn that fell out of the ears the
(c) Or, which you have separated from yourself, and
consecrated to God for the poor.
25:6 And the d sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for
thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy
hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with
(d) That which the land brings forth in her rest.
25:9e Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to
sound on the tenth [day] of the seventh month, in the day
of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all
(e) In the beginning of the 50 years was the Jubile, so
called, because the joyful tidings of liberty were
publicly proclaimed by the sound of a cornet.
25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim
liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the f
inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye
shall return every man unto his g possession, and ye
shall return every man unto his family.
(f) Which were in bondage.
(g) Because the tribes should neither have their
possessions diminished nor confounded.
25:14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest
[ought] of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall h not oppress
(h) By deceit, or otherwise.
25:15 According to the number of i years after the jubile thou
shalt buy of thy neighbour, [and] according unto the
number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:
(i) If the Jubile to come is near, you would be better to
sell cheaply. If it is far off, sell at a higher
25:16 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 k fruits doth he sell
(k) And not the full possession of the land.
25:23 The land shall not be sold l for ever: for the land [is]
mine; for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me.
(l) It could not be sold for ever, but must return to the
family in the Jubile.
25:24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall m grant
a redemption for the land.
(m) You shall sell it on the condition that it may be
25:27 Then let him n 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.
(n) Deducting money for the years past, and paying for the
rest of the years to come.
25:28 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 jubile: and in the jubile it
shall go o out, and he shall return unto his possession.
(o) From his hand that bought it.
25:30 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 p for ever to him that bought it throughout
his generations: it shall not go out in the jubile.
25:34 But the field of the q suburbs of their cities may not
be sold; for it [is] their perpetual possession.
(q) Where the Levites kept their cattle.
25:35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and r fallen in decay
with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: [yea, though he
be] a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with
(r) In Hebrew it is, if his hand shake: meaning if he
stretch forth his hand for help as one in misery.
25:42 For they [are] my servants, which I brought forth out of
the land of Egypt: they shall not s be sold as bondmen.
(s) To perpetual servitude.
25:45 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 t possession.
(t) For they shall not be bought out at the Jubile.
25:49 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 u if he be able, he may redeem himself.
(u) If he be able.
25:50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year
that he was sold to him unto the year of jubile: and the
price of his sale shall be according unto the number of
x years, according to the time of an hired servant shall
it be with him.
(x) Which remains yet to the Jubile.
25:53 [And] as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: [and
the other] shall not rule with rigour over him in thy y
(y) You shall not allow him to treat him severely, if you