Seed time and Harvest - Leviticus 25

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

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. Leviticus 25:1 - 2 KJV

Leviticus 25:3  Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt  prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; 

Leviticus 25:4  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. 

Leviticus 25:5 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. 

Leviticus 25:6 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, 

Leviticus 25:7 And for thy cattle, and for the  beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be  meat.  

Leviticus 25:8 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. 

Leviticus 25:9 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. 

Leviticus 25:10 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. 

Leviticus 25:11 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. 

Leviticus 25:12 For it is the jubile; it shall be  holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the  field. 

Leviticus 25:13 In the year of this jubile ye shall return every  man unto his possession. 

Leviticus 25:14 And if thou sell ought  unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s  hand, ye shall not oppress one another: 

Leviticus 25:15 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: 

Leviticus 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 fruits doth he sell unto thee. 

Leviticus 25:17 Ye shall not  therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God:  for I am the LORD your God.   

Leviticus 25:18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my  judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in  safety. 

Leviticus 25:19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye  shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. 

Leviticus 25:20 And  if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold,  we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: 

Leviticus 25:21 Then I  will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it  shall bring forth fruit for three years. 

Leviticus 25:22 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.  

Leviticus 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land  is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.   

Leviticus 25:24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall  grant a redemption for the land.  

Leviticus 25:25 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.  

Leviticus 25:26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself  be able to redeem it; 

Leviticus 25:27 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.  

Leviticus 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 jubilee: and in the jubile it shall go  out, and he shall return unto his possession. 

Leviticus 25:29 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. 

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

Leviticus 25:31 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. 

Leviticus 25:32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites,  and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the  Levites redeem at any time. 

Leviticus 25:33 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 jubilee: for the  houses of the cities of the 
Levites are their possession among the children of Israel. 

Leviticus 25:34 But the field of the  suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their  perpetual possession.   

Leviticus 25:35 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.  

Leviticus 25:36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy  God; that thy brother may live with thee. 

Leviticus 25:37 Thou  shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy  victuals for increase. 

Leviticus 25:38 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.  

Leviticus 25:39 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: 

Leviticus 25:40 But as an hired  servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and  shall serve thee unto the year of jubilee: 

Leviticus 25:41 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. 

Leviticus 25:42 For they  are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of  Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. 

Leviticus 25:43 Thou  shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.  

Leviticus 25:44 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.  

Leviticus 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 possession. 

Leviticus 25:46 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.  

Leviticus 25:47 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: 

Leviticus 25:48 After that he is sold  he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem  him: 

Leviticus 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 if he be able, he may redeem  himself. 

Leviticus 25:50 And he shall reckon with him that bought  him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of  jubilee: 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. 

Leviticus 25:51 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.  

Leviticus 25:52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of  jubilee, then he shall count with him, and according unto  his years shall he give him again the price of his  redemption. 

Leviticus 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 sight. 

Leviticus 25:54 And if he be not redeemed in  these years, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee,  both he, and his children with him. 

Leviticus 25:55 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.  KJV