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The Jubilee.

CHAP. XXV. neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done unto him:

20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.

21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

23 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones: and the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.


AND the LORD spake
ND the LORD spake unto Moses in

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.

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

Of oppression.

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

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

15 According to the number of years after the jubilee, thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:

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.

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


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

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

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 not bath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for sow nor gather in our increase: the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

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

5 That which groweth of its own accord 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 year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat

for it is a year of rest unto the land.

with thee,

6 And the sabbath of the land shall be of the old store. meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, 23 T The land shall not be sold for and for thy maid, and for thy hired ser-ever; for the land is mine, for ye are vant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth strangers and sojourners with me. 24 And in all the land of your possession 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast ye shall grant a redemption for the land. that are in thy land, shall all the increase 25 T 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 seven shall he redeem that which his brother sold. years; and the space of the seven sabbaths 26 And if the man have none to redeem of years shall be unto thee forty and nine it, and himself be able to redeem it;


27 Then let him count the years of the 9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the jubilee to sound, on the tenth day of the man to whom he sold it; that he may the seventh month, in the day of atone- return unto his possession. ment shall ye make the trumpet sound] 28 But if he be not able to restore it to throughout all your land. him, then that which is sold shall remain 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, in the hand of him that hath bought it until and proclaim liberty throughout all the the year of jubilee and in the jubilee it land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall go out, and he shall return unto his shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall possession.

return every man unto his possession, and 29 ¶ And if a man sell a dwelling-house ye shall return every man unto his family. in a walled city, then he may redeem it 11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be within a whole year after it is sold: within unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap a full year may he redeem it.

that which groweth of itself in it, nor ga- 30 And if it be not redeemed within the ther the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. space of a full year, then the house that is 12 For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy in the walled city shall be established for unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof everto him that bought it, throughout his ge out of the field. nerations: it shall not go out in the jubilee.

Of compassion.


A blessing promised.

31 But the houses of the villages which wax rich by thee, and thy brother that have no walls round about them, shall be dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himcounted as the fields of the country: they self unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, may be redeemed, and they shall go out in or to the stock of the stranger's family: the jubilee.

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

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

49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son 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 the or if he be able, he may redeem himself. city of his possession shall go out in the 50 And he shall reckon with him that year of jubilee; for the houses of the cities bought him, from the year that he was sold of the Levites are their possession among to him, unto the year of jubilee: and the the children of Israel. price of his sale shall be according unto

34 But the field of the suburbs of their the number of years, according to the time cities may not be sold, for it is their per- of a hired servant shall it be with him. petual possession. 51 If there be yet many years behind, 35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, according unto them he shall give again and fallen in decay with thee; then thou the price of his redemption out of the shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stran-money that he was bought for. ger, or a sojourner; that he may live with 52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubilee, then he shall count 36 Take thou no usury of him, or in- with him, and according unto his years crease; but fear thy God; that thy brother shall he give him again the price of his remay live with thee. demption.


37 Thou shalt not give him thy money 53 And as a yearly hired servant shall upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for he be with him: and the other shall not increase. rule with rigour over him in thy sight. 54 And if he be not redeemed in these

38 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, years, then he shall go out in the year of to give you the land of Canaan, and to be jubilee, both he, and his children with him. your God. 55 For unto me the children of Israel are servants, they are my servants whom brought forth out of the land of Egypt; am the LORD your God. CHAP. XXVI.

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

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

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.

42 For they are my servants which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bond-men.

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



E shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it; for I am the LORD your God.

2 ¶ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. 3¶ If ye walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and do them;

4 Then I willgive you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit: 44 Both thy bond-men, and thy bond- 5 And your threshing shall reach unto maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the the vintage, and the vintage shall reach heathen that are round about you; of them unto the sowing-time; and ye shall eat shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids. your bread to the full, and dwell in your 45 Moreover,of the children of the stran-land safely.

gers that do sojourn among you, of them 6 And I will give peace in the land, and shall ye buy, and of their families that are ye shall lie down, and none shall make you with you, which they begat in your land: afraid and I will rid evil beasts out of and they shall be your possession. the land, neither shall the sword go through 46 And ye shall take them as an in-your land. heritance for your children after you, to in- 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and herit them for a possession, they shall be they shall fall before you by the sword. your bond-men for ever: but over your 8 And five of you shall chase hunbrethren the children of Israel, ye shall dred, and a hundred of you shall put ten not rule one over another with rigour.. thousand to flight: and your enemies shall 47 ¶ And if a sojourner or a stranger fall before you by the sword.

Plagnes threatened


for disobedience. 9 For I will have respect unto you, and you your bread again by weight and ye make you fruitful, and multiply you, and shall eat and not be satisfied. establish my covenant with you. 10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.

12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; 28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your 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 Egypt, 30 And I will destroy your high places, that ye should not be their bond-men, and and cut down your images, and cast your I have broken the bands of your yoke, and carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, made you go upright. and my soul shall abhor you.

14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your

15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, 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, lation: 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 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 con- you and your land shall be desolate, and sume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: your cities waste. and ye shall sow your seed in vain; for 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabyour 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 ye shall flee when none pursueth you. rest; because it did not rest in your sab18 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 19 And I will break the pride of your hearts in the lands of their enemies; and power; and I will make your heaven as the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase iron, and your earth as brass : them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall, when none pursueth.

20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall

22 I will also send wild beasts among eat you up. you, which shall rob you of your children, 39 And they that are left of you shall and destroy your cattle, and make you pine away in their iniquity in your enefew in number, and your high-ways shall mies' lands; and also in the iniquities of be desolate. their fathers shall they pine away with them. 23 And if ye will not be reformed by 40 If they shall confess their iniquime by these things, but will walk contra- ty, and the iniquity of their fathers, with ry unto me; their trespass which they trespassed against 24 Then will I also walk contrary un-me, and that also they have walked conto you, and will punish you yet seven trary unto me; times for your sins.

41 And that I also have walked contrary 25 And I will bring a sword upon you, unto them, and have brought them into the that shall avenge the quarrel of my cove- land of their enemies; if then their uncirnant: and when ye are gathered together cumcised hearts be humbled, and they then within your cities, I will send the pesti-accept of the punishment of their iniquity: lence among you: and ye shall be deli- 42 Then will I remember my covenant vered into the hand of the enemy. with Jacob, and also my covenant with 26 And when I have broken the staff of Isaac, and also my covenant with Abrayour bread, ten women shall bake your ham will I remember; and I will remembread in one oven, and they shall deliver ber the land.

Concerning vows.

LEVITICUS. Sanctifying houses and fields.

43 The land also shall be left of them, the LORD, then he shall present the beast and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she before the priest: lieth desolate without them: and they] 12 And the priest shall value it, wheshall accept of the punishment of their in- ther it be good or bad as thou valuest it iquity; because, even because they de- who art the priest, so shall it be. spised my, judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.

44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.

45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.

46 These are the statutes, and judgments, and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.


AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD, by thy estimation.

3 And thy estimation shall be, of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.


13 But if he will at all redeem it, then he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy estimation.

14 T And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the LORD, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand.

15 And if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy estimation unto it, and it shall be his.

16 And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD some part of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: a homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

17 If he sanctify his field from the year of jubilee, according to thy estimation it shall stand.

18 But if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the jubilee, and it shall be abated from thy estimation.

19 And if he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy es4 And if it be a female, then thy estima-timation unto it, and it shall be assured to tion shall be thirty shekels. 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 estimation or if he have sold the field to another man, shall be of the male twenty shekels, and it shall not be redeemed any more. 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, unto five years old, then thy estimation as a field devoted: the possession thereof shall be of the male five shekels of silver, shall be the priest's. and for the female thy estimation shall be 22 And if a man sanctify unto the LORD a field which he hath bought, which is not of the fields of his possession;

three shekels of silver.

7 And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation 23 Then the priest shall reckon unto shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female him the worth of thy estimation, even unto ten shekels: the year of the jubilee: and he shall give 8 But if he be poorer than thy estima-thine estimation in that day, as a holy tion, then he shall present himself before 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 bought, the priest value him. even to him to whom the possession of the

9 ¶ And if it be a beast whereof men land did belong. bring an offering unto the LORD, all that 25 And all thy estimations 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, 26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which a good for a bad, or a bad for a good and should be the LORD's firstling, no man if he shall at all change beast for beast, shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or then it and the exchange thereof shall be sheep: it is the LORD's. holy. 27 And if it be of an unclean beast, then 11 And if it be any unclean beast, of he shall redeem it according to thine estiwhich they do not offer a sacrifice unto mation, and shall add a fifth part of it there

Tithes not to be changed.


Moses and Aaron

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

28 Notwithstanding, no devoted thing 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 beast, 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 not be redeemed.

30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's: it is holy unto the LORD.

34 These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the chilIdren of Israel in mount Sinai.

¶ The Fourth Book of Moses, called NUMBERS.


gation together on the first day of the seA the wilderness of Sinai, in the taber-digrees after their families, by the house ND the LORD spake unto Moses in cond month, and they declared their pe

nacle of the congregation, on the first day of their fathers, according to the number of the second month, in the second year of the names, from twenty years old and after they were come out of the land of upward, by their polls.

Egypt, saying,

19 As the LORD commanded Moses, so 2 Take ye the sum of all the congrega- he numbered them in the wilderness of tion of the children of Israel, after their Sinai. families, by the house of their fathers, with 20 And the children of Reuben, Isthe number of their names, every male by rael's eldest son, by their generations, aftheir polls: ter their families, by the house of their fa

3 From twenty years old and upward, thers, according to the number of the all that are able to go forth to war in Is- names, by their polls, every male from Tael; thou and Aaron shall number them twenty years old and upward, all that by their armies. were able to go forth to war;

4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

5¶ And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: Of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur. 6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of rishaddai.

21 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

22 Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were Zu-numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every

7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Ammi-male from twenty years old and upward, Dadab.

all that were able to go forth to war: 8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of 23 Those that were numbered of them, Zuar. even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and 9 Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon. nine thousand and three hundred. 10 Of the children of Joseph: of 24 Of the children of Gad, by their Ephraim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: generations, after their families, by the of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. house of their fathers, according to the 11 Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of number of the names, from twenty years Gideoni. old and upward, all that were able to go

12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Am-forth to war; mishaddai.

25 Those that were numbered of them, 13 Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ocran. even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and 14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel. five thousand six hundred and fifty. 15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan. 26 Of the children of Judah, by their 16 These were the renowned of the con- generations, after their families, by the gregation, princes of the tribes of their fa- house of their fathers, according to the thers, heads of thousands in Israel. number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

17¶ And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by their names: 18 And they assembled all the congre

27 Those that were numbered of them,

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