And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, in mount Sinai, saying,
`Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When ye come in unto the land which I am giving to you, then hath the land kept a sabbath to Jehovah.
`Six years thou dost sow thy field, and six years thou dost prune thy vineyard, and hast gathered its increase,
and in the seventh year a sabbath of rest is to the land, a sabbath to Jehovah; thy field thou dost not sow, and thy vineyard thou dost not prune;
the spontaneous growth of thy harvest thou dost not reap, and the grapes of thy separated thing thou dost not gather, a year of rest it is to the land.
`And the sabbath of the land hath been to you for food, to thee, and to thy man-servant, and to thy handmaid, and to thy hireling, and to thy settler, who are sojourning with thee;
and to thy cattle, and to the beast which [is] in thy land, is all thine increase for food.
`And thou hast numbered to thee seven sabbaths of years, seven years seven times, and the days of the seven sabbaths of years have been to thee nine and forty years,
and thou hast caused a trumpet of shouting to pass over in the seventh month, in the tenth of the month; in the day of the atonements ye do cause a trumpet to pass over through all your land;
and ye have hallowed the year, the fiftieth year; and ye have proclaimed liberty in the land to all its inhabitants; a jubilee it is to you; and ye have turned back each unto his possession; yea, each unto his family ye do turn back.
`A jubilee it [is], the fiftieth year, a year it is to you; ye sow not, nor reap its spontaneous growth, nor gather its separated things;
for a jubilee it [is], holy it is to you; out of the field ye eat its increase;
in the year of this jubilee ye turn back each unto his possession.
`And when thou sellest anything to thy fellow, or buyest from the hand of thy fellow, ye do not oppress one another;
by the number of years after the jubilee thou dost buy from thy fellow; by the number of the years of increase he doth sell to thee;
according to the multitude of the years thou dost multiply its price, and according to the fewness of the years thou dost diminish its price; for a number of increases he is selling to thee;
and ye do not oppress one another, and thou hast been afraid of thy God; for I [am] Jehovah your God.
`And ye have done My statutes, and My judgments ye keep, and have done them, and ye have dwelt on the land confidently,
and the land hath given its fruit, and ye have eaten to satiety, and have dwelt confidently on it.
`And when ye say, What do we eat in the seventh year, lo, we do not sow, nor gather our increase?
then I have commanded My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it hath made the increase for three years;
and ye have sown the eighth year, and have eaten of the old increase; until the ninth year, until the coming in of its increase, ye do eat the old.
`And the land is not sold -- to extinction, for the land [is] Mine, for sojourners and settlers [are] ye with Me;
and in all the land of your possession a redemption ye do give to the land.
`When thy brother becometh poor, and hath sold his possession, then hath his redeemer who is near unto him come, and he hath redeemed the sold thing of his brother;
and when a man hath no redeemer, and his own hand hath attained, and he hath found as sufficient [for] its redemption,
then he hath reckoned the years of its sale, and hath given back that which is over to the man to whom he sold [it], and he hath returned to his possession.
`And if his hand hath not found sufficiency to give back to him, then hath his sold thing been in the hand of him who buyeth it till the year of jubilee; and it hath gone out in the jubilee, and he hath returned to his possession.
`And when a man selleth a dwelling-house [in] a walled city, then hath his right of redemption been until the completion of a year from its selling; days -- is his right of redemption;
and if it is not redeemed until the fulness to him of a perfect year, then hath the house which [is] in a walled city been established to extinction to the buyer of it, to his generations; it goeth not out in the jubilee;
and a house of the villages which have no wall round about, on the field of the country is reckoned; redemption is to it, and in the jubilee it goeth out.
`As to cities of the Levites -- houses of the cities of their possession -- redemption age-during is to the Levites;
as to him who redeemeth from the Levites, both the sale of a house and the city of his possession have gone out in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession in the midst of the sons of Israel.
And a field, a suburb of their cities, is not sold; for a possession age-during it [is] to them.
`And when thy brother is become poor, and his hand hath failed with thee, then thou hast kept hold on him, sojourner and settler, and he hath lived with thee;
thou takest no usury from him, or increase; and thou hast been afraid of thy God; and thy brother hath lived with thee;
thy money thou givest not to him in usury, and for increase thou givest not thy food;
I [am] Jehovah your God, who hath brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give to you the land of Canaan, to become your God.
`And when thy brother becometh poor with thee, and he hath been sold to thee, thou dost not lay on him servile service;
as an hireling, as a settler, he is with thee, till the year of the jubilee he doth serve with thee, --
then he hath gone out from thee, he and his sons with him, and hath turned back unto his family; even unto the possession of his fathers he doth turn back.
`For they [are] My servants, whom I have brought out from the land of Egypt: they are not sold [with] the sale of a servant;
thou rulest not over him with rigour, and thou hast been afraid of thy God.
`And thy man-servant and thy handmaid whom thou hast [are] of the nations who [are] round about you; of them ye buy man-servant and handmaid,
and also of the sons of the settlers who are sojourning with you, of them ye buy, and of their families who [are] with you, which they have begotten in your land, and they have been to you for a possession;
and ye have taken them for inheritance to your sons after you, to occupy [for] a possession; to the age ye lay service upon them, but upon your brethren, the sons of Israel, one with another, thou dost not rule over him with rigour.
`And when the hand of a sojourner or settler with thee attaineth [riches], and thy brother with him hath become poor, and he hath been sold to a sojourner, a settler with thee, or to the root of the family of a sojourner,
after he hath been sold, there is a right of redemption to him; one of his brethren doth redeem him,
or his uncle, or a son of his uncle, doth redeem him, or any of the relations of his flesh, of his family, doth redeem him, or -- his own hand hath attained -- then he hath been redeemed.
`And he hath reckoned with his buyer from the year of his being sold to him till the year of jubilee, and the money of his sale hath been by the number of years; as the days of an hireling it is with him.
`If yet many years, according to them he giveth back his redemption [money], from the money of his purchase.
`And if few are left of the years till the year of jubilee, then he hath reckoned with him, according to his years he doth give back his redemption [money];
as an hireling, year by year, he is with him, and he doth not rule him with rigour before thine eyes.
`And if he is not redeemed in these [years], then he hath gone out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him.
For to Me [are] the sons of Israel servants; My servants they [are], whom I have brought out of the land of Egypt; I, Jehovah, [am] your God.
`Ye do not make to yourselves idols; and graven image or standing image ye do not set up to yourselves; and a stone of imagery ye do not put in your land, to bow yourselves to it; for I [am] Jehovah your God.
`My sabbaths ye do keep, and My sanctuary ye do reverence; I [am] Jehovah.
`If in My statutes ye walk, and My commands ye keep, and have done them,
then I have given your rains in their season, and the land hath given her produce, and the tree of the field doth give its fruit;
and reached to you hath the threshing, the gathering, and the gathering doth reach the sowing-[time]; and ye have eaten your bread to satiety, and have dwelt confidently in your land.
`And I have given peace in the land, and ye have lain down, and there is none causing trembling; and I have caused evil beasts to cease out of the land, and the sword doth not pass over into your land.
`And ye have pursued your enemies, and they have fallen before you by the sword;
and five of you have pursued a hundred, and a hundred of you do pursue a myriad; and your enemies have fallen before you by the sword.
`And I have turned unto you, and have made you fruitful, and have multiplied you, and have established My covenant with you;
and ye have eaten old [store], and the old because of the new ye bring out.
`And I have given My tabernacle in your midst, and My soul doth not loathe you;
and I have walked habitually in your midst, and have become your God, and ye -- ye are become My people;
I [am] Jehovah your God, who have brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, from being their servants; and I break the bars of your yoke, and cause you to go erect.
`And if ye do not hearken to Me, and do not all these commands;
and if at My statutes ye kick, and if My judgments your soul loathe, so as not to do all My commands -- to your breaking My covenant --
I also do this to you, and I have appointed over you trouble, the consumption, and the burning fever, consuming eyes, and causing pain of soul; and your seed in vain ye have sowed, and your enemies have eaten it;
and I have set My face against you, and ye have been smitten before your enemies; and those hating you have ruled over you, and ye have fled, and there is none pursuing you.
`And if unto these ye hearken not to Me, -- then I have added to chastise you seven times for your sins;
and I have broken the pride of your strength, and have made your heavens as iron, and your earth as brass;
and consumed hath been your strength in vain, and your land doth not give her produce, and the tree of the land doth not give its fruit.
`And if ye walk with Me [in] opposition, and are not willing to hearken to Me, then I have added to you a plague seven times, according to your sins,
and sent against you the beast of the field, and it hath bereaved you; and I have cut off your cattle, and have made you few, and your ways have been desolate.
`And if by these ye are not instructed by Me, and have walked with Me [in] opposition,
then I have walked -- I also -- with you in opposition, and have smitten you, even I, seven times for your sins;
and I have brought in on you a sword, executing the vengeance of a covenant; and ye have been gathered unto your cities, and I have sent pestilence into your midst, and ye have been given into the hand of an enemy.
`In My breaking to you the staff of bread, then ten women have baked your bread in one oven, and have given back your bread by weight; and ye have eaten, and are not satisfied.
`And if for this ye hearken not to Me, and have walked with Me in opposition,
then I have walked with you in the fury of opposition, and have chastised you, even I, seven times for your sins.
`And ye have eaten the flesh of your sons; even flesh of your daughters ye do eat.
And I have destroyed your high places, and cut down your images, and have put your carcases on the carcases of your idols, and My soul hath loathed you;
and I have made your cities a waste, and have made desolate your sanctuaries, and I smell not at your sweet fragrances;
and I have made desolate the land, and your enemies, who are dwelling in it, have been astonished at it.
And you I scatter among nations, and have drawn out after you a sword, and your land hath been a desolation, and your cities are a waste.
`Then doth the land enjoy its sabbaths -- all the days of the desolation, and ye in the land of your enemies -- then doth the land rest, and hath enjoyed its sabbaths;
all the days of the desolation it resteth that which it hath not rested in your sabbaths in your dwelling on it.
`And those who are left of you -- I have also brought a faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a leaf driven away hath pursued them, and they have fled -- flight from a sword -- and they have fallen, and there is none pursuing.
And they have stumbled one on another, as from the face of a sword, and there is none pursuing, and ye have no standing before your enemies,
and ye have perished among the nations, and the land of your enemies hath consumed you.
`And those who are left of you -- they consume away in their iniquity, in the lands of your enemies; and also in the iniquities of their fathers, with them they consume away.
`And -- they have confessed their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they have trespassed against Me, and also, that they have walked with Me, in opposition,
also I walk to them in opposition, and have brought them into the land of their enemies -- or then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and then they accept the punishment of their iniquity, --
then I have remembered My covenant [with] Jacob, and also My covenant [with] Isaac, and also My covenant [with] Abraham I remember, and the land I remember.
`And -- the land is left of them, and doth enjoy its sabbaths, in the desolation without them, and they accept the punishment of their iniquity, because, even because, against My judgments they have kicked, and My statutes hath their soul loathed,
and also even this, in their being in the land of their enemies, I have not rejected them, nor have I loathed them, to consume them, to break My covenant with them; for I [am] Jehovah their God; --
then I have remembered for them the covenant of the ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations to become their God; I [am] Jehovah.'
These [are] the statutes, and the judgments, and the laws, which Jehovah hath given between Him and the sons of Israel, in mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses.
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
`Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When a man maketh a wonderful vow, by thy valuation the persons [are] Jehovah's.
When thy valuation hath been of the male from a son of twenty years even unto a son of sixty years, then hath been thy valuation fifty shekels of silver by the shekel of the sanctuary.
And if it [is] a female -- then hath thy valuation been thirty shekels;
and if from a son of five years even unto a son of twenty years -- then hath thy valuation been of the male twenty shekels, and for the female, ten shekels;
and if from a son of a month even unto a son of five years -- then hath thy valuation been of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy valuation [is] three shekels of silver;
and if from a son of sixty years and above -- if a male, then hath thy valuation been fifteen shekels, and for a female, ten shekels.
`And if he is poorer than thy valuation, then he hath presented himself before the priest, and the priest hath valued him; according to that which the hand of him who is vowing doth reach doth the priest value him.
`And if [it is] a beast of which they bring near an offering to Jehovah, all that [one] giveth of it to Jehovah is holy;
he doth not change it nor exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; and if he really change beast for beast, -- then it hath been -- it and its exchange is holy.
`And if [it is] any unclean beast of which they do not bring near an offering to Jehovah, then he hath presented the beast before the priest,
and the priest hath valued it; whether good or bad, according to thy valuation, O priest, so it is;
and if he really redeem it, then he hath added its fifth to thy valuation.
`And when a man sanctifieth his house, a holy thing to Jehovah, then hath the priest valued it, whether good or bad; as the priest doth value it so it standeth;
and if he who is sanctifying doth redeem his house, then he hath added a fifth of the money of thy valuation to it, and it hath become his.
`And if of the field of his possession a man sanctify to Jehovah, then hath thy valuation been according to its seed; a homer of barley-seed at fifty shekels of silver;
if from the year of the jubilee he sanctify his field, according to thy valuation it standeth;
and if after the jubilee he sanctify his field, then hath the priest reckoned to him the money according to the years which are left, unto the year of the jubilee, and it hath been abated from thy valuation.
`And if he really redeem the field -- he who is sanctifying it -- then he hath added a fifth of the money of thy valuation to it, and it hath been established to him;
and if he do not redeem the field, or if he hath sold the field to another man, it is not redeemed any more;
and the field hath been, in its going out in the jubilee, holy to Jehovah as a field which is devoted; to the priest is its possession.
`And if the field of his purchase (which [is] not of the fields of his possession) [one] sanctify to Jehovah --
then hath the priest reckoned to him the amount of thy valuation unto the year of jubilee, and he hath given thy valuation in that day -- a holy thing to Jehovah;
in the year of the jubilee the field returneth to him from whom he bought it, to him whose [is] the possession of the land.
And all thy valuation is by the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs is the shekel.
`Only, a firstling which is Jehovah's firstling among beasts -- no man doth sanctify it, whether ox or sheep; it [is] Jehovah's.
And if among the unclean beasts, then he hath ransomed [it] at thy valuation, and he hath added its fifth to it; and if it is not redeemed, then it hath been sold at thy valuation.
`Only, no devoted thing which a man devoteth to Jehovah, of all that he hath, of man, and beast, and of the field of his possession, is sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to Jehovah.
`No devoted thing, which is devoted of man, is ransomed, it is surely put to death.
And all tithe of the land, of the seed of the land, of the fruit of the tree, is Jehovah's -- holy to Jehovah.
`And if a man really redeem [any] of his tithe, its fifth he addeth to it.
`And all the tithe of the herd and of the flock -- all that passeth by under the rod -- the tenth is holy to Jehovah;
he enquireth not between good and bad, nor doth he change it; and if he really change it -- then it hath been -- it and its exchange is holy; it is not redeemed.'
These [are] the commands which Jehovah hath commanded Moses for the sons of Israel, in mount Sinai.