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funt prune thy Vineyard, and gather in the Fruit thereof.

4 But in the seventh Year shall be a Sabbath of Rest unto the Land, a Sabbath for the LORD : thou shalt neither low thy Field, nor prune thy Vineyard.

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.

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,

7 And for thy Cattle, and for the Beasts that are in thy Land, shall all the Increase thereof be Meat.

8 And thou shalt number foven Sabbaths of Years unto thee, seven times feven Years, and the Space of the seven Sabbaths of Years shall be unto thee forty and nine Years.

9 Then shalt thou cause the Trumpet of the Jubilee to found, on the tenth Day of the seventh Month; in the Day of ATONEMENT shall ye make the Trumpet found throughout all your Land.

10 And ye shall hallow the FIFTIETH YEAR and proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land, unto all the Inbabitants thereof: it shall be a JUBILEE unto you,

and return every Man unto his Poffeffion, and ye shall return every Man unto his Family.

11 A Jubilee 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.

12 For it is the Jubilee, it shall be HOLY UNTO YOU: ye shall eat the Increase thereof out of the Field.

13 In the Year of this Jubilee ye shall return every Man unto his Poffesfion.

14 And if thou sell ought unto thy Neighbour, or buyest ought of thy Neighbour's Hand ; ye shall not oppress ong 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 in, crease 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 fell unto thee,


ye shall

17 Y 17 . Ye shall not therefore ·la. i. 17 Learn to do well, feek OPPRESS one another ; but Judgment RELIEVE the OPPRESSED, thou shalt fear thy God: WDGE.uhe FATHERLESS, PLEAD for the for I am the LORD your

P al xxxvii. 25 I have been young, God.

and now am old ; yet have I not

seen the RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN, nor 18 Wherefore ye fall do his Seed begging Bread my STATUTES, and keep my 26 He is ever MERCIFUL, an. LEND

ETH : and his SE D IS BLESSED. JUDGMENTS, and do them;

27 Depart from Evil, and do Good : and ye Mall dwell in the Land and dw-il for evermore in Safety.


MENT, and forsaketh not his Saints, 19 And the Land shall

they are preserved for evermore: but yield her Fruit, and ye shall the seed of the Wicked fhall be cut eat your Fill, and dwell there- off

Psal. ix 9 The LORD will be a REin in Safety.

FUGE for the OPPRESSED, a Refuge in 20 And if ye shall say, Times of Trouble. What shall we eat the seventh

Prou xxviii. 3 A poor Man that Year? behold, we shall not ing Rain which leaveth no Food.

OP PRFSSETH the Poor is I ke a sweepfow, nor gather in our In- Pial. Ixx ii. & They are corrupt, crease :

and speak wick-dly concerning Op

PRESSION : they t, e k loftily. 21 Then I will command

11a. v. 7 He looked for Judzment, my Blessing upon you in the bur behold OP!Russion ; tor Righie. fixth Year, and it shall bring

ou'ne s, but behold a Cry.

I a. XXX. I2 Wherefore thus faith forth Fruit for three Years. the Holy One of Israel, Because ye

22 And ye shall sow the delpile this Word, and trust in Opeighth Year, and eat yet of pression and Perverlenets, and stay old Fruit, until the ninth

13 Therefore this Iniquiry shall be Year ; until her Fruits come

to you as a Breach ready to fall, in, ye Mall eat of the old Breaking cometh luddenly at an In

swelling out in a higi Wall, whole Store.

ftant. 23 And the Land shall not

Ifa.xxxiii. is He that walketh righbe sold for ever : for the that DESTIS ETH'The Gan of Oppres

teously, and speakeh upruhuly, ne LAND is MINE, for y $10x5, that taketh bis Hands from Strangers and SOJOURN- Ears from hearing of Blood, and

holding of Bribes, that stoppeth his ERS with me.

fhutteth his Eyes from seeing Evil. 24 And in all the Land of 16 He mail dwell on high : his

Place of Defence shall be the Muyour Poilession, ve Thall


NITIONS of Rocks, Biead fhall be gi• a Redemption for the Land.

ven him, his Warers shall be sure. 25 If thy Brother be wax- Ezek xviii. s If a Man be just, en poor, and hath fold away right.

and do that which is lawful and some of his Poffeflion, and if 6 And hath nor eaten upon the any of his Kin come to re- Mountain, neither hath liti up his deem it, then shall be redeem Ifrael, neither hash defiled his Neigh

Eyes to the Idols of the House of that which bis Brother fold.


26 And if the Man have bour's Wife, neither hath come near

to a menstruous Woman, none to redeem it, and him

7 And hath not OPPRESSED any, self be able to redeem it : but hath restored to the Debror his

27 Then let him count Pledge, hath spoiled none by Viothe Years of the Sale thereof, lence, hath given his Eread to the

Hungiy, and hath covered the Naand restore the Overplus un- ked with a Garment, to the Man to whom he sold 8 He that hath not given forth it ; that he may return unto Increase, that bath withdrawn his

upon Ulury, neither hath taken any his Poffeflion.

Hand from Iniquity, hath executed 28 But if he be not able TRUE JUDGMENT between Man and

Man, to restore it to him, then that

9 Hath walked in my Statutes, which is sold shall remain in and hath kept my Judgments to deal the Hand of him that hath truly; he is just, he shall surely live,

faith the LORD God. bought it, until the Year of

Zech. vii. 8 And the Word of the Jubilee : and in the Jubilee it Lord came unto Zechariah, saying, shall go out, and he shall re

9 Thus speakech the LORD of

Hosts, taying, Execute true Judgturn unto his Poflellion.

ment, and thew Mercy and Compal29 And if a Mão fell a Lions every Man to his Brother.

10 And OPPRESS not the Widow, Dwelling-house in a walled

northe Fatherleis, the Stranger, nor City, then he may redeem it the Poor, and let none of you imawithin a whole Year after it gine Evid against his Brother in your

Heart. is sold : within a full Year Mal. ii. s I will come near to you may he redcem it.

to JUDGMENT, and I will be a twist 30 And if it be not re

Witness againit the Sorcerers, and deemed within the Space of fälle Swearers, and against those that

against the Adulterers, and against a full Year; then the House Oppress the HIRELING in his WAGES, that is in the walled City, the Widow, and the Fatherless, and

that TURN alide the STRANGER FROM ihall be established for ever his Right, and Fear not me, faith to him that bought it through- the Lord of Hosts. out his Generations : it shall

6 For I am the LORD, I CHANGE

NOT : therefore ye Sons of Jacob are not go out in the Jubilee.

not contumed. 31 But the Houses of the La.lviii, 6 Is not this the Fait that Villages which have

I have chosen? to loole the Bands of no

Wickednels, IO UNDO the HEAVY BURWalls round about them, Dins, and to let the OPPRESSED GO shall be counted as the Fields Free, and that ye break every Yoke. of the Countrey : they may the Hungry, and that thou bring the

7 Is it not iO DEAL thy BREAD to be redeemed, and they shall Poor that are cast out to thy Houle? go out in the Jubilee.

when thou seeft the Naked, that thou 32 Notwithstanding, the thyielf thine own Fielh.

cover him, and that thou hide not Cities of the Levites, and & Then shall thy Light break forth ihe Houses of the Cities of as the Morning, and thine Health their Possession, may the Le- Righteou.nels fall go before thee's

Thall spring forth speedily: and thy vites redeem at any Time.

33 And if a Man purchase the Glory of the Lord shall be thy of the Levites, then the House Rere waid.

James v. 1 Go to now, ye rich that was sold, and the City Men, weep and howl for your Mileof his Pofession shall go out sies that shall come upon you. in the Year of Jubilee : for

2 Your Riches are corrupred, and

your Garments are Moth-earen. the Houses of the Cities of

3. Your Gold and Silver is cankerthe Levites are their Poffef- ed; and the Ruft of them hall be a

Witnels : gainst you, and thall eat sion among the Children of

your Flesh as it were Fire : ye have Israel.

heaped Treasure together for the last 34 But the Field of the Days. Suburbs of their Cities may ers which have reaped down your

4 Behold, the Hire of the Labournot be sold, for it is their per- Fields, which is of you kept back by

Fraud, crieth: and the Cries of them petual Pofleffion.

which have reaped, are ent. ed into 35 And if thy Brother be the Ears of the Lord of Saraoth.

s Ye have lived in Pleasure on waxen poor, and fallen in Decay with thee ; then thou the Earth and been wanton; ye have

nourithed your Hearts, as in a Day fhalt 'R ELIEVE him : yea, of Slaughter. though he be a Stranger, or

6 Ye have condemned, and killed a Sojourner; that he may live the Jutt ; and he doth nor relift you. with thee,

36 Take thou no Usury of him, or Increase : but FEAR thy God; that thy Brother may live with thee.

37 Thou shalt not give him thy Money upon Usury, nor lend him thy Vicłuals for Increase.

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.

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 Bond-servant :

40 But as an hired Servant, and as a Sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the Year of Jubilee.

41 And then shall be depart from thee, both he and his Children with him, and fall return unto his own Family, and unto the Poffeflion of his Father 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 fhalt FEAR thy God.

44 Both thy Bond-men, and thy Bond-maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the Heathen that are round about you ; of them shall ye buy Bond-men and Bond-maids. 45 Moreover, of the Children of the Strangers that do

fojourn fojourn 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 Pofleflion.

45 And ye shall take them as an Inheritance for your Children after you, to inherit them for a Poffefsion, they shall be your Bond-men for ever: but over your Brethren the Children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with Rigour.

47 And if a Sojourner or Stranger wax rich by thee, and thy Brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and fell himself unto the Stranger or Sojourner by thee, or to the Stock of the Stranger's Family:

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 unto him, of his Family, may redeem him ; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.

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 Thall it be with him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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