Leviticus 25



The Sabbath Year

1 The LORD then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying,

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

1 The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai:

1 The LORD told Moses on Mount Sinai,

1 The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai,

2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the LORD.

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.

2 "Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you, the land will observe a Sabbath to the Lord.

2 "Tell the Israelis that when you enter the land that I'm about to give you, you are to let the land observe a Sabbath to the LORD.

2 Say to the Israelites, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath to the Lord.

3 'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,

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

3 You may sow your field for six years, and you may prune your vineyard and gather its produce for six years.

3 For six years you may plant your fields, and for six years you may prune your vineyard and gather its produce.

3 For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits.

4 but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

4 But there will be a Sabbath of complete rest for the land in the seventh year, a Sabbath to the Lord: you are not to sow your field or prune your vineyard.

4 But the seventh year is to be a Sabbath of rest for the land a Sabbath for the LORD. You are not to plant your field or prune your vineyard.

4 But in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

5 'Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.

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

5 You are not to reap what grows by itself from your crop, or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. It must be a year of complete rest for the land.

5 You are not to gather what grows from the spilled kernels of your crops. You are not to pick the grapes of your untrimmed vines. Let it be a year of Sabbath for the land.

5 What grows of itself in your harvest you shall not reap and the grapes on your uncultivated vine you shall not gather, for it is a year of rest to the land.

6 'All 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.

6 And the 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 thee,

6 [Whatever] the land [produces during] the Sabbath year can be food for you; for yourself, your male or female slave, and the hired hand or foreigner who stays with you.

6 You may take the Sabbath produce of the land for your food you, your male and maid servants, your hired laborers, and the resident alien with you.

6 And the sabbath rest of the [untilled] land shall [in its increase] furnish food for you, for your male and female slaves, your hired servant, and the temporary resident who lives with you,

7 'Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.

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

7 All of its growth may serve as food for your livestock and the wild animals in your land.

7 The cattle and the wild animals in your land everything it produces are for your food.

7 For your domestic animals also and for the [wild] beasts in your land; all its yield shall be for food.

The Year Of Jubilee

8 'You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years.

8 And thou shalt number seven 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.

8 "You are to count seven sabbatic years, seven times seven years, so that the time period of the seven sabbatic years amounts to 49.

8 "Count for yourselves seven years of Sabbaths seven times seven years. This set of seven weeks of years total 49 years for you.

8 And you shall number seven sabbaths or weeks of years for you, seven times seven years, so the total time of the seven weeks of years shall be forty-nine years.

9 'You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.

9 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 your land.

9 Then you are to sound a trumpet loudly in the seventh month, on the tenth [day] of the month; you will sound it throughout your land on the Day of Atonement.

9 Sound a horn on the tenth day of the seventh month of this fiftieth year. Likewise, on the Day of Atonement, sound the horn throughout your land.

9 Then you shall sound abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month [almost October]; on the Day of Atonement blow the trumpet in all your land.

10 'You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.

10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

10 You are to consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom in the land for all its inhabitants. It will be your Jubilee, when each of you is to return to his property and each of you to his clan.

10 Set aside and consecrate the fiftieth year to declare liberty throughout the land for all of its inhabitants. It is to be a jubilee for you. Every person is to return to his own land that he has inherited. Likewise, every person is to return to his tribe.

10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his ancestral possession [which through poverty he was compelled to sell], and each of you shall return to his family [from whom he was separated in bond service].

11 'You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines.

11 A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.

11 The fiftieth year will be your Jubilee; you are not to sow, reap what grows by itself, or harvest its untended vines.

11 The fiftieth year is to be a year of jubilee for you. You are not to sow or harvest the spilled kernels that grow of themselves or pick grapes from the untrimmed vines

11 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall not sow, or reap and store what grows of itself, or gather the grapes of the uncultivated vines.

12 'For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field.

12 For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.

12 It is to be holy to you because it is the Jubilee; you may [only] eat its produce [directly] from the field.

12 because it's the jubilee it's sacred for you. But you may eat its produce from the field.

12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat the [sufficient] increase of it out of the field.

Release Of Landed Property

13 'On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property.

13 In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.

13 "In this Year of Jubilee, each of you will return to his property.

13 "During this year of jubilee, each person is to return to his own land that he has inherited.

13 In this Year of Jubilee each of you shall return to his ancestral property.

14 'If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend's hand, you shall not wrong one another.

14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

14 If you make a sale to your neighbor or a purchase from him, do not cheat one another.

14 So if you had sold property to a neighbor or had acquired land from your neighbor, you are not to cheat one another.

14 And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.

15 'Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.

15 According to the number of 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:

15 You are to make the purchase from your neighbor based on the number of years since the last Jubilee. He is to sell to you based on the number of [remaining] harvest years.

15 According to the number of years after the jubilee, you may buy from your neighbor. And according to the number of years with crops, he may sell to you.

15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee, you shall buy from your neighbor. And he shall sell to you according to the number of years [remaining in which you may gather] the crops [before you must restore the property to him].

16 'In proportion to the extent 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.

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 fruits doth he sell unto thee.

16 You are to increase its price in proportion to a greater amount of years, and decrease its price in proportion to a lesser amount of years, because what he is selling to you is a number of harvests.

16 If the number of years after the jubilee is more, increase the selling price. If the number of years after the jubilee is few, decrease its selling price, because he's selling to you according to the potential production volume of the land.

16 If the years [to the next Jubilee] are many, you may increase the price, and if the years remaining are few, you shall diminish the price, for the number of the crops is what he is selling to you.

17 'So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.

17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.

17 You are not to cheat one another, but fear your God, for I am the Lord your God.

17 No one is to cheat his neighbor. Instead, you are to fear your God, because I am the LORD your God.

17 You shall not oppress and wrong one another, but you shall [reverently] fear your God. For I am the Lord your God.

The Problem Of The Seventh Year

18 'You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land.

18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

18 "You are to observe My statutes and ordinances and carefully observe them, so that you may live securely in the land.

18 "Observe my statutes and keep my ordinances. Do them so that you may live securely in the land.

18 Therefore you shall do and give effect to My statutes and keep My ordinances and perform them, and you will dwell in the land in safety.

19 'Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it.

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

19 Then the land will yield its fruit, so that you can eat, be satisfied, and live securely in the land.

19 Then the land will yield its fruit and you'll eat to your satisfaction and live securely.

19 The land shall yield its fruit; you shall eat your fill and dwell there in safety.

20 'But if you say, "What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?"

20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase:

20 If you wonder: 'What will we eat in the seventh year if we don't sow or gather our produce?'

20 "Now if you ask, "What will we eat during the seventh year? After all, we may not plant or even gather our produce!'

20 And if you say, What shall we eat in the seventh year if we are not to sow or gather in our increase?

21 then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.

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

21 I will appoint My blessing for you in the sixth year, so that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years.

21 I'll command my blessing on you during the sixth year so that it will yield produce for three years!

21 Then [this is My answer:] I will command My [special] blessings on you in the sixth year, so that it shall bring forth [sufficient] fruit for three years.

22 'When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in.

22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store.

22 When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating from the previous harvest. You will be eating this until the ninth year when its harvest comes in.

22 That way, you are to sow in the eighth year, eating the produce from the old harvest. Until the ninth year when its produce comes in, you'll eat from the old harvest."

22 And you shall sow in the eighth year, but eat of the old store of produce; until the crops of the ninth year come in you shall eat of the old supply.

Redemption Of Property

23 'The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.

23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

23 "The land is not to be permanently sold because it is Mine, and you are only foreigners and temporary residents on My land.

23 "The land is not to be sold with any finality, because the land belongs to me. You're sojourners and travelers with me.

23 The land shall not be sold into perpetual ownership, for the land is Mine; you are [only] strangers and temporary residents with Me.

24 'Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land.

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

24 You are to allow the redemption of any land you occupy.

24 So throughout all of your land inheritance, grant the right of redemption for the land.

24 And in all the country you possess you shall grant a redemption for the land [in the Year of Jubilee].

25 'If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.

25 If thy 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.

25 If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

25 "If your brother becomes so poor that he has to a sell portion of his inheritance, then his nearest kinsman redeemer is to come and redeem what his brother has sold.

25 If your brother has become poor and has sold some of his property, if any of his kin comes to redeem it, he shall [be allowed to] redeem what his brother has sold.

26 'Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption,

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

26 If a man has no family redeemer, but he prospers and obtains enough to redeem his land,

26 If a person doesn't have a kinsman redeemer, but has become rich and found sufficient means for his redemption,

26 And if the man has no one to redeem his property, and he himself has become more prosperous and has enough to redeem it,

27 then 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.

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.

27 he may calculate the years since its sale, repay the balance to the man he sold it to, and return to his property.

27 then let him account for the years for which it was sold, return the excess to the person to whom it was sold, and then return to his property.

27 Then let him count the years since he sold it and restore the overpayment to the man to whom he sold it, and return to his ancestral possession.

28 'But if he 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 revert, that he may return to his property.

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 out, and he shall return unto his possession.

28 But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of its purchaser until the Year of Jubilee. It is to be released at the Jubilee, so that he may return to his property.

28 If he's not able to redeem it back for himself, then what he sold is to remain in the hand of the buyer until the year of jubilee. In the jubilee, it is to be returned so he may return to his property.

28 But if he is unable to redeem it, it shall remain in the buyer's possession until the Year of Jubilee, when it shall be set free and he may return to it.

Release Of Houses

29 'Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.

29 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.

29 "If a man sells a residence in a walled city, his right of redemption will last until a year has passed after its sale; his right of redemption will last a year.

29 "If a person sells a residential house in a walled city, he is to redeem it within the year in which it was sold. He may have right to its redemption for a full year.

29 If a man sells a dwelling house in a fortified city, he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year he may have the right of redemption.

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 revert in the jubilee.

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 for ever to him that bought it throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the jubile.

30 If it is not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house in the walled city is permanently transferred to its purchaser throughout his generations. It is not to be released on the Jubilee.

30 But if it's not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house next to which is a wall is to belong in perpetuity to the one who bought it throughout his generations. It is not to be returned in the jubilee.

30 And if it is not redeemed within a full year, then the house that is in the fortified city shall be made sure, permanently and without limitations, for him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not go free in the Year of Jubilee.

31 'The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall shall be considered as open fields; they have redemption rights and revert in the jubilee.

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 jubile.

31 But houses in villages that have no walls around them are to be classified as open fields. The right to redeem [such] houses stays in effect, and they are to be released at the Jubilee.

31 However, the houses in the villages that don't have walls around them are to be categorized along with the fields of the land they may be redeemed and returned in the jubilee.

31 But the houses of the unwalled villages shall be counted with the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall go free in the Year of Jubilee.

32 'As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.

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

32 "Concerning the Levitical cities, the Levites always have the right to redeem houses in the cities they possess.

32 Nevertheless, the cities that belong to the descendants of Levi that is, the houses in the cities that belong to them are to belong to the descendants of Levi perpetually as part of their right of redemption.

32 Nevertheless, the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.

33 'What, therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel.

33 And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.

33 Whatever [property] one of the Levites can redeem-a house sold in a city they possess-must be released at the Jubilee, because the houses in the Levitical cities are their possession among the Israelites.

33 If someone from the descendants of Levi redeems the houses in the cities that they own, they are to be returned in the jubilee, because the houses of the cities of the descendants of Levi are to remain their property among the Israelis.

33 But if a house is not redeemed by a Levite, the sold house in the city they possess shall go free in the Year of Jubilee, for the houses in the Levite cities are their ancestral possession among the Israelites.

34 'But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.

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

34 The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession.

34 Also, the open land of their cities is not to be sold, because it is to remain their perpetual inheritance."

34 But the field of unenclosed or pasture lands of their cities may not be sold; it is their perpetual possession.

Kindness For Poor Brothers

35 'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.

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

35 "If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.

35 "If your relative becomes so poor that he is indebted to you, then you are to support him. You are to let him live with you just like the resident alien and the traveler.

35 And if your [Israelite] brother has become poor and his hand wavers [from poverty, sickness, or age and he is unable to support himself], then you shall uphold (strengthen, relieve) him, [treating him with the courtesy and consideration that you would] a stranger or a temporary resident with you [without property], so that he may live [along] with you.

36 'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.

36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

36 Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you.

36 You are not to take interest or profit from him. Instead, you are to fear your God and let your relative live with you.

36 Charge him no interest or [portion of] increase, but fear your God, so your brother may [continue to] live along with you.

37 'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.

37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

37 You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell [him] your food for profit.

37 You are not to loan him money with interest or sell him your food at a profit.

37 You shall not give him your money at interest nor lend him food at a profit.

38 'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

38 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.

38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

38 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

38 I am the Lord your God, Who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

Release Of Slaves

39 'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.

39 And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

39 "If your brother among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, you must not force him to do slave labor.

39 "If your brother with you becomes so poor that he sells himself to you, you are not to make him serve like a bond slave.

39 And if your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a bondman (a slave not eligible for redemption),

40 'He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee.

40 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile:

40 Let him stay with you as a hired hand or temporary resident; he may work for you until the Year of Jubilee.

40 Instead, he is to serve with you like a hired servant or a traveler who lives with you, until the year of jubilee.

40 But as a hired servant and as a temporary resident he shall be with you; he shall serve you till the Year of Jubilee,

41 'He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers.

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

41 Then he and his children are to be released from you, and he may return to his clan and his ancestral property.

41 Then he and his children with him may leave to return to his family and his ancestor's inheritance.

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

42 'For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.

42 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

42 They are not to be sold as slaves, because they are My slaves I brought out of the land of Egypt.

42 Since they're my servants whom I've brought out of the land of Egypt, they are not to be sold as slaves.

42 For the Israelites are My servants; I brought them out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bondmen.

43 'You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.

43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.

43 You are not to rule over them harshly but fear your God.

43 You are not to rule over them with harshness. You are to fear your God."

43 You shall not rule over him with harshness (severity, oppression), but you shall [reverently] fear your God.

44 'As for your male and female slaves whom you may have--you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.

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

44 Your male and female slaves are to be from the nations around you; you may purchase male and female slaves.

44 "As for your male and maid slaves who will be with you, you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations.

44 As for your bondmen and your bondmaids whom you may have, they shall be from the nations round about you, of whom you may buy bondmen and bondmaids.

45 'Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.

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 possession.

45 You may also purchase them from the foreigners staying with you, or from their families living among you-those born in your land. These may become your property.

45 You may also buy from resident aliens who live among you and their families who are with you, whom they fathered in your land. They may become your property.

45 Moreover, of the children of the strangers who sojourn among you, of them you may buy and of their families that are with you which they have begotten in your land, and they shall be your possession.

46 'You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.

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

46 You may leave them to your sons after you to inherit as property; you can make them slaves for life. But concerning your brothers, the Israelites, you must not rule over one another harshly.

46 You may give them as inherited property to your children after you, to own as properties in perpetuity. You may make bond slaves of them, but no one is to rule over his fellow Israeli with harshness.

46 And you shall make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession; of them shall you take your bondmen always, but over your brethren the Israelites you shall not rule one over another with harshness (severity, oppression).

Redeeming A Poor Man

47 'Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger's family,

47 And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy 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:

47 "If a foreigner or temporary resident [living] among you prospers, but your brother [living] near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner living among you, or to a member of the foreigner's clan,

47 "If a resident alien or traveler becomes rich, but your relative who lives next to him is so poor that he sells himself to that resident alien or traveler among you or to a member of the resident alien's family,

47 And if a sojourner or stranger with you becomes rich and your [Israelite] brother becomes poor beside him and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner with you or to a member of the stranger's family,

48 then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him,

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

48 he has the right of redemption after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him.

48 he has the right to be redeemed after he sells himself. One of his brothers may redeem him.

48 After he is sold he may be redeemed. One of his brethren may redeem him:

49 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if he prospers, he may redeem himself.

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 if he be able, he may redeem himself.

49 His uncle or cousin may redeem him, or any of his close relatives from his clan may redeem him. If he prospers, he may redeem himself.

49 His uncle or his uncle's son may redeem him or any blood relative from his tribe may redeem him. If he becomes rich, then he may redeem himself.

49 Either his uncle or his uncle's son may redeem him, or a near kinsman may redeem him; or if he has enough and is able, he may redeem himself.

50 'He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him.

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 years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him.

50 The one who purchased him is to calculate [the time] from the year he sold himself to him until the Year of Jubilee. The price of his sale will be [determined] by the number of years. It will be [set] for him like the daily wages of a hired hand.

50 "He is to bring an accounting to the one who bought him, starting from the year he had sold himself until the year of jubilee. The price of his sale is to correspond to the number of years comparable to the time a hired servant stays with him.

50 And [the redeemer] shall reckon with the purchaser of the servant from the year when he sold himself to the purchaser to the Year of Jubilee, and the price of his release shall be adjusted according to the number of years. The time he was with his owner shall be counted as that of a hired servant.

51 'If there are still many years, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption;

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.

51 If many years are still left, he must pay his redemption price in proportion to them based on his purchase price.

51 If there are still many years left, he is to refund the cost of his redemption.

51 If there remain many years [before the Year of Jubilee], in proportion to them he must refund [to the purchaser] for his release [the overpayment] for his acquisition.

52 and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption.

52 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.

52 If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he will calculate and pay the price of his redemption in proportion to his [remaining] years.

52 But if only a few years are left until the year of jubilee, he is to bring an accounting of the years that he is to refund for his redemption.

52 And if little time remains until the Year of Jubilee, he shall count it over with him and he shall refund the proportionate amount for his release.

53 'Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight.

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

53 He will stay with him like a man hired year by year. A foreign owner is not to rule over him harshly in your sight.

53 Like a hired servant, he is to remain with him year after year, but he is not to rule over him with what you see as severity.

53 And as a servant hired year by year shall he deal with him; he shall not rule over him with harshness (severity, oppression) in your sight [make sure of that].

54 'Even if he is not redeemed by these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him.

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

54 If he is not redeemed in any of these [ways], he and his children are to be released at the Year of Jubilee.

54 If he isn't redeemed by these, then he is to be set free in the year of jubilee he and his children with him

54 And if he is not redeemed during these years and by these means, then he shall go free in the Year of Jubilee, he and his children with him.

55 'For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

55 For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

55 For the Israelites are My slaves. They are My slaves I brought out of the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.

55 because the Israelis are my servants. They're my servants, since I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God."

55 For to Me the Israelites are servants, My servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.



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