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114 The year of jubilee. LEVITICUS.

Of oppressioni, &c. your own country : for I am the LORD after the jubilee, thou shalt buy of thy your God.

neighbour, and according unto the num23 | And Moses spake unto the chil-ber of years of the fruits he shall sell unto dren of Israel, that they should bring | thee : forth him that had cursed out of the 16 According to the multitude of years camp, and stone him with stones : and thou shalt increase the price thereof, and the children of Israel did as the Lord according to the fewness of years thou commanded Moses.

shalt diminish the price of it: for accordCHAP. XXV.

ing to the number of the years of the 8 The jubilee. 14 Of oppression. 35 Of fruits doth he sell unto thee.

compassion. 47 Of redeeming servants. 17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one AND the LORD spake unto Moses in another ; but thou shalt fear thy God: A mount Sinai, saying,

for 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 I and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell theresix years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, in 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 bath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for not sow, nor gather in our increase : the LORD : thou shalt neither sow thy 21 Then I will command my blessing field, nor prune thy vineyarc..

upon you in the sixth year, and it shall 5 That which groweth of its own 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

6 And the sabbath of the land shall be eat of the old store. meat for you ; for thee, and for thy ser 23 & The land shall not be sold for evvant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired er; for the land is mine, for ye are stranservant, and for thy stranger that sojourn- | gers and sojourners with me. eth with thee,

24 And in all the land of your possession 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beasts | 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 | And thou shalt number seven sab if any of his kin come to redeem it, then baths of years unto thee, seven times sev shall he redeem that which his brother en years; and the space of the seven sab sold. baths of years shall be unto thee forty and | 26 And if the man have none to redeem nine years.

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

28 But if he be not able to restore is 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, to him, then that which is sold shall reand proclaim liberty throughout all the main in the hand of him that hath bought land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it it until the year of jubilee: and in the jushall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall bilee it shall go out, and he shall return return every man unto his possession, and unto his possession. ye shall return every man unto his family. 29 | And if a man sell a dwelling-house

11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be in a walled city, then he may redeem it unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap within a whole year after it is sold : withthat which groweth of itself in it, nor gath- || in a full year may he redeem it. er the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. 30 And if it be not redeemed within

12 For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy | the space of a full year, then the house that unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof is in the walled city shall be established for out of the field.

ever to him that bought it, throughout 13 In the year of this jubilee ye shall his generations: it shall not go out in the return every man unto his possession. jubilee.

14 | And if thou sell aught unto thy 31 But the houses of the villages which neighbour, or buyest aught of thy neigh have no walls round about them, shall be bour's hand, ye shall not oppress one an- counted as the fields of the country: they Other :

may be redeemed, and they shall go out 15 According to the number of years l in the jubilce.

Of compassion, &c.

CHAP. XXVI. A blessing promised. 115 32 Notwithstanding the cities of the || deemed again ; one of his brethren may Levices, and the houses of the cities of redeem him : their possession, may the Levites redeem 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son at 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 or if he be able, he may redeem himself. the city of his possession shall go out in 50 And he shall reckon with him that the year of jubilee ; for the houses of the bought him, from the year that he was sold cities of the Levites are their possession to him, unto the year of jubilee : and the among the children of Israel.

price of his sale shall be according unto the S4 But the field of the suburbs of their number of years, according to the time cities may not be sold, for it is their per of an hired servant shall it be with him. petual possession.

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

to the year of jubilee, then he shall count 36 Take thou no usury of him, or in with him, and according unto his year's Grease; but fear thy God; that thy broth- shall he give him again the price of his er may live with thee. .

redemption. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money 53 And as a yearly hired servant shall upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals he be with him : and the other shall not for 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 E- years, then he shall go out in the year of gypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and jubilee, both he, and his children with him. to be your Göd.

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 I brought forth out of the land of Egypt : thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve I am the LORD your God. as a bond-servant:

CHAP. XXVI. 40 But as an hired servant, and as a || 1 Of idolatry. 3 A blessing promised. sojourner he shall be with thee, and

14 A curse threatened. shall serve thee unto the year of jubilee: | VE shall make you no idols nor graven

41 And then shall he depart from thee, I image, neither rear you up a standboth he and his children with him, and | ing image, neither shall ye set up any imshall return unto his own family, and unto age of stone in your land, to bow down the possession of his fathers shall he return. unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

4. For they are my servants, which I 2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and revbrought forth out of the land of Egypt ; || erence my sanctuary : I am the Lord. they shall not be sold as bond-men.

3 | If ye walk in my statutes, and keep 43 Thou shalt not rule over him with my commandments, and do them ; rigour, but shalt fear thy God.

4. Then I will give you rain in due sea44 Both thy bond-men, and thy bond-son, and the land shall yield her increase, maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of and the trees of the field shall yield their the heathen that are round about you ; fruit : of them shall ye buy bond-men and bond- 5 And your threshing shall reach unto maids.

the vintage, and the vintage shall reach 45 Moreover, of the children of the unto the sowing-time ; and ye shall eat strangers that do sojourn among you, of your bread to the full, and dwell in your them shall ye buy, and of their families || land safely. that are with you, which they begat in your 6 And I will give peace in the land, land : and they shall be your possession. and ye shall lie down, and none shall

46 And ye shall take them as an inher make you afraid : and I will rid evil itance for your children after you, to beasts out of the land, neither shall the inherit them for a possession, they shall be sword go through your land. your bond-men for ever ; but over your 17 And ye shall chase your enemies, and brethren the children of Israel, ye shall they shall fall before you by the sword. not rule one over another with rigour. 8 And five of you shall chase an hun

47 | And if a sojourneror a stranger wax dred, and an hundred of you shall put rich by thee, and thy brother that dwell- ten thousand to fight : and your enemies eth by him wax poor, and sell himself shall fall before you by the sword. unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, 9 For I will have respect unto you, and. or to the stock of the stranger's family : make you fruitful, and multiply you, and

48 After that he is sold he may be re- ll establish my covenant with you


116 Plagues threatened LEVITICUS.

for disobedience. 10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring hearken unto me, but walk contrary imforth the old because of the new.

to me; 11 And I will set my tabernacle a 28 Then I will walk contrary unto you mong you : and my soul shall not abhor | also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise

you seven times for your sins. 12 And I will walk among you, and will 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your be your God, and ye shall be my people. sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall

13 I am the LORD your God, which ye eat. brought you forth out of the land of E 30 And I will destroy your high places, gypt, that ye should not be their bond and cut down your images, and cast your men, and I have broken the bands of your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, yoke, and made you go upright.

and my soul shall abhor you. 14 | But if ye will not hearken unto 31 And I will make your cities waste, me, and will not do all these command Il and bring your sanctuaries unto desolaments;

tion, and I will not smell the savour of 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, your sweet odours. . or if your soul abhor my judgments, so 32 And I will bring the land into desothat ye will not do all my commandments, llation : and your enemies which dwell but that ye break my covenant:

therein shall be astonished at it. 16 I also will do this unto you, I will II 33 And I will scatter you among the even appoint over you terror, consump- heathen, and will draw out a sword after tion, and the burning ague, that shall you ; and your land shall be desolate, and consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of your cities waste. heart : and ye shall sow your seed in vain, 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabfor your enemies shall eat it.

baths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye 17 And I will set my face against you, be in your enemies land; even then shall and ye shall be slain before your enemies: the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. they that hate you shall reign over you, 35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall and ve shall flee when none pursueth you. rest; because it did not rest in your sab

18 And if ye will not yet for all this baths, when ye dwelt upon it. hearken unto me, then I will punish you 36 And upon them that are left alive of seven times more for your sins.

you, I will send a faintness into their hearts 19 And I will break the pride of your || in the lands of their enemies ; and the power; and I will make your heaven as sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them ; iron, and your earth as brass :

and they shall fice, asfieeing from a sword; 20 And your strength shall be spent in and they shall fail, when none pursueth. vain : for your land shall not yield her 37 And they shall fall one upon anothIncrease, neither shall the trees of the land er, as it were before a sword, when none yield their fruits.

pursueth : and ye shall have no power to 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, stand before your enemies. and will not hearken unto me, I will bring 38 And ye shall perish among the heaseven times more plagues upon you ac then, and the land of your enemies shall cording to your sins.

eat you up. 22 I will also send wild beasts among 39 And they that are left of you shall vou, which shall rob you of your children, pine away in their iniquity in your eneand destroy your cattle, and make you mies lands; and also in the iniquities of few in number, and your high-ways shall their father's shall they pine away with be desolate.

them. 23 And if ye will not be reformed by 40 9 If they shall confess their iniquity, me by these things, but will walk contra and the iniquity of their fathers, with ry unto me;

their trespass which they trespassed a24 Then will I also walk contrary unto gainst me, and that also they have walkyou, and will punish you yet seven times | ed contrary unto me ; for your sins.

41 And that I also have walked contra25 And I will bring a sword upon you, || ry unto them, and have brought them inthat shall avenge the quarrel of my cove to the land of their enemies ; if then their nant: and when ye are gathered together uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and within your cities, I will send the pesti || they then accept of the punishment of their lence among you : and ye shall be deliv iniquity : ered into the hand of the enemy.

42 Then will I remember my covenant 26 And when I have broken the staff with Jacob, and also my covenant with of your bread, ten women shall bake your || Isaac, and also my covenant with Abrabread in one oven, and they shall deliver ham will I remember; and I will reyou your bread again by weight : and ye | member the land. shall eat, and not be satisfied.

43 The land also shall be left of them, 27 And if ye will not for all this and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she

Concerning vo$US.

CHAP. xxvir. Sanctifying houses and fields. 117 lieth desolate without them : and they || the LORD, then he shall present the beast shall accept of the punishment of their before the priest : iniquity ; because, even because they de- || 12 And the priest shall value it, whether spised my judgments, and because their it be good or bad : as thou valuest it who soul abhorred my statutes.

art the priest, so shall it be. 44 And yet for all that, when they be 13 But if he will at all redeem it, then in the land of their enemies, I will not he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy cast them away, neither will I abhor them, estimation. to destroy them utterly, and to break my | 14 | And when a man shall sanctify his corenant with them: for I am the Lord | house to be holy unto the LORD, then the their God.

priest shall estimate it, whether it be good 45 But I will for their sakes remember or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so the covenant of their ancestors, whom I shall it stand. brought forth out of the land of Egypt in 15 And if he that sanctified it will rethe sight of the heathen, that I might be deem his house, then he shall add the fifth their God: I am the LORD.

part of the money of thy estimation unto 46 These are the statutes, and judg it, and it shall be his. ments, and laws, which the LORD made || 16 | And if a man shall sanctify unto between him and the children of Israel in the LORD come part of a field of his posmount Sinai by the hand of Moses. session, then thy estimation shall be acCHAP. XXVII.

cording to the seed thereof : an homer of 1 Concerning vows. 28 No devoted thing barley-seed shall be valued at fifty shekels may be redeemed. 32 The tithe may not of silver. be changed.

17 If he sanctify his field from the year AND the LORD spake unto Moses, l) of jubilee, according to thy estimation it A saving,

shall stand. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 18 But if he sanctify his field after the say unto them, When a man shall make jubilee, then the priest shall reckon unto a singular vov, the persons shall be for I him the money according to the years the LORD, by thy estimation.

that remain, even unto the year of the 5 And thy estimation shall be, of the jubilee, and it shall be abated from thy male from twenty years old even unto estimation. sixty years old, even thy estimation shall 11 19 And if he that sanctified the field be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel will in any wise redeem it, then he shall of the sanctuary.

add the fifth part of the money of thy 4 And if it be a female, then thy esti estimation unto it, and it shall be assured mation shall be thirty shekels.

to him. 5 And if it be from five years old even 20 And if he will not redeem the field, unto twenty years old, then thy estima- || or if he have sold the field to another man, tion shall be of the male twenty shekels, it shall not be redeemed any more. and for the female ten shekels.

21 But the field, when it goeth out in 6 And if it be from a month old even the jubilee, shall be holy unto the LORD, into five years old, then thy estimation as a field devoted : the possession thereof shall be of the male five shekels of silver, || and for the female thy estimation shall be 22 And if a man sanctify unto the LORD three shekels of silver.

a field which he hath bought, which is not 7 And if it be from sixty years old and of the fields of his possession ; above; if it be a male, then thy estima 23 Then the priest shall reckon unto tion shall be fifteen shekels, and for the him the worth of thy estimation, EVCN female ten shekels.

unto the year of the jubilee: and he shall 8 But if he be poorer than thy estima I give thine estimation in that day, as a tim, then he shall present himself before holy thing unto the LORD. the priest, and the priest shall value him: 24 In the year of the jubilee the field according to his ability that vowed shall shall return unto him of whom it was the priest value him.

bought, even to him to whom the posses9 | And if it be a beast whereof men sion of the land did belong. bring an offering unto the Lord, all that 1 25 And all thy estimation shall be acany man giveth of such unto the LORD cording to the shekel of the sanctuary: shall be holy.

twenty gerahs shall be the shekel. 10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, ll 26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which a good for a bad, or 2 bad for a good : || should be the Lord's firstling, no man and if he shall at all change beast for shall sanctify it ; whether it be ox, or beast, then it and the exchange thereof sheep: it is the LORD'S. shall be holy.

27 And if it be of an unclean beast, 11 And if it be any unclean beast, of | then he shall redeem it according to thing, ithich they do not offer a sacrifice unto estimation, and shall add a fifth part of it

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118 The men of war


are numbered. thereto; or if it be not redeemed, then it 31 And if a man will at all redeem shall be sold according to thy estimation. |aught of his tithes, he shall add thereto

28 Notwithstanding, no devoted thing || the fifth part thereof. that a man shall devote unto the Lord of 32 ( And concerning the tithe of the all that he hath, both of man and bcast, || herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever and of the field of his possession, shall be passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is holy unto the LORD. most holy unto the Lord.

33 He shall not search whether it be 29 None devoted, which shall be de- | good or bad, neither shall he change it: voted of men, shall be redeemed: but and if he change it at all, then both it and shall surely be put to death.

the change thereof shall be holy ; it shall 30 And all the tithe of the land, whether || not be redeemed. of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of 34 These are the commandments the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto which the Lord commanded Moses for the LORD.

ll the children of Israel in mount Sinai.


li gation together or the first day of the sec1,17 The men of war numbered. 47 The l ond month, and they declared their pediLevites are exempted.

grees after their families, by the house of AND the LORD spake unto Moses in their fathers, according to the number 11 the wilderness of Sinai, in the taber- of the names, from twenty years old and nacle of the congregation, on the first day | upward, by their poll. of the second month, in the second year || 19 As the LORD commanded Moses, after they were come out of the land of so he numbered them in the wilderness Egypt, saying,

of Sinai. 2 Take ye the sum of all the congrega 20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's tion of the children of Israel, after their eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every according to the number of the names, male by their poll:

by their poll, every male from twenty 3 From twenty years old and upward, years old and upward, all that were able all that are able to go forth to war in Is- || to go forth to war; rael ; thou and Aaron shall number them | 21 Those that were numbered of them, by their armies.

| even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty 4 And with you there shall be a man of and six thousand and five hundred. every tribe ; every one head of the house 22 Of the children of Simeon, by their of his fathers.

generations, after their families, by the 5 9 And these are the names of the men || house of their fathers, those that were that shall stand with you : of the tribe of numbered of them, according to the numReuben ; Elizur the son of Shedeur. ber of the names, by their poll, every

6 Of Simeon ; Shelumiel the son of male from twenty years old and upward, Zurishaddai.

all that were able to go forth to war; 7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Am-li 23 Those that were numbered of them, minadab.

even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and 8 Of Issachar ; Nethaneel the son of nine thousand and three hundred Zuar.

24 Of the children of Gad, by their 9 Of Zebulun ; Eliab the son of Helon. Il generations, after their families, by the

10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephra house of their fathers, according to the im; Elishama the son of Ammilud: of number of the names, from twenty years Manasseh ; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. | old and upward, all that were able to go

11 Of Benjamin ; Abidan the son of forth to war; Gideoni.

25 Those that were numbered of them, 12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Am- ll even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and mishaddai.

five thousand six hundred and fifty. 13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran. 1 26 Of the children of Judah, by their 14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel. generations, after their families, by the 15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan. | house of their fathers, according to the

16 These were the renowned of the con | number of the names, from twenty years gregation, princes of the tribes of their old and upward, all that were able to go fathers, heads of thousands in Israel. forth to war;

17 | And Moses and Aaron took these Il 27 Those that were numbered of them, men which are expressed by their names: | even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore

18 And they assembled all the congre- and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

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