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Malt 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 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.

9 Then shalt thou cause the Trumpet of the JUBILEE to sound, 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 Inhabitants thereof: it shall be a JUBILEE unto you, and ye shall return every Man unto his Poflession, 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 Possession.

14. And if thou sell ought unto thy Neiglrbour, or buyest ought 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 fell unto thee.

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17 2 Ye shall not werefore illa. i. 17 Lea'o to do well, seek OPPRESS one another ; but Judgment RELIEVE The O. PRESSED, thou shalt Fear thy God : unge i he FATHERLESS, PLEAD for the for I am the LORD your

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

and now am old ; yer have I not

seen the RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN 18 Wherefore


shall do his Se-d begging Bread my STATUTES, and keep my 26 He is eser MERCIFUL aud LEND

ETH: and his SEED IS BLESSED. JUDGMENTS, and do them

27 ep811! om Evil, and do Good: and


shall dwell in the Land and dweil for ver in Safety.

28 For the LORD LOVETH Judg.

MENT ana forlaketh not his Saints, 19 And the Land shall

they are preserved fo even more: but yield her Fruit, and ye shall the seed of the wicked shall be cut eat your Fill, and dwell there- off

Pal. ix 9 The LORD will be a Rein in Safety.

o the O'PRESSED a Refuge in 20 And if ye fh: 11 fay, Times of trouble. What shall we eat the evenih

P. xxvii. 3 A poor Man that Year? behuld, we shall voting Rain which leavet. no Food.

OPPRESSETH the Poor is I ke a sweepsow, nor gather in our In- ĭ i lxx ii. 8 They are corrupt, crease :

and peak wickedly oncerning Op•

PRESSION : they le k loftily. 21 Then I will command

11a. v. 7 He looked for jud ment, my Blessing upon you in the bu: behola OP R ssion; for Rightefixth Year, and it shall bring

ouine s, but b'bold · Giy

1. XX. 12 Wh refore thus faith forth Fruit for three years. the Holy One of Irael, Becaule ye

22 And ye shill low the delite this Word, and TRUST in Opeighth Year, and eat yet of

PRESSION and Per erlenels and stay

thereon : old Fruit, until the ninth 13 These ore this In quity shall be Year ; until her Fruits come

to you as a Brcach ready to all, in, ye shall eat of the old B.eaking cometh luddenly at an In

Swelling out in a hig Wall whole Store.

itant. 23 And the Land shall not reousy. and ip akeh upr htly, be

Ifa.xxxii!, Is He ihat walkerhrighbe sold for ever : for the thai DESPISETH'ihe GAIN' f OPPRESLAND is MINE, for ye are

SICNS, thc thaketh his H nds from STRANGERs and SOJOURN- Ears from hearing of Blood, and 26 And if the Man have bour's Wife, neither hath come near none to redeem it, and him- to a menftruous Woman,

hold og of B .bes, shat his IRS with me.

shutieth his Eyes from seeing Evil. 24 And in all the Land of 16 He shall well on high : his

Place of Defence shall be the Muyour Poffeffion, ye shall


NITIONS O! Rocks B e d shall be gi. a Redemption for the Land. ven him, his Ware's shall be sure. 25 If thy Brother be wax- Ezek xviii. s If a Man be JUST,

and do that which is lawful and en poor, and hath sold away light. some of his Pofleffion, and if 6 And hath not eaten ú, on the any of his Kin come to re- Mountain, neither hath lite up his deem it, then shall be redeem Irael, neither hath defiled his Neigh

Eyes to the Idols of the House of that which his Brother fold,

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 rhe Sale thereof, Hungry, and hath covered the Na

lence, hath given his Bread to the and restore the Overplus un- ked with a Garment, to the Man to whom he fold 8 He that hath not given forth it; that he may return unto Increase, that hath withdrówn his

upon Usury, neither hath taken any his Poffeffion.

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

Man, to restore it to him, then that

e Hath walked in my Statutes, which is sold fall remain in and hath kept my Judgments to deal the Hand of him that hath truly; he is just, he thail surely liic,

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- Hosts, aying, Execute true Judg:

9 Thus speakech the LORD of tum unto his Pofleflion.

ment, and Mew Mercy and Compal29 And if a Man fell a fons every Man to his Brother.

Jo And OPPRESS nor the Widow, Dwelling-house in a walled

nor the Fatheile's, the Stranger, nor City, then he may redeem it the Poor, and let none of you imawithin a whole Year after it gine Evil against his Brother in your

Heart. is foid : wihin a full Year

Mal, iii. s I will come near to you may he redeem it.

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

Winels against the Sorcerers, and deemed within the Space of falle 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 aside the STRANGER FROM shall be established for ever his Right, and Fear Not me, laith to him that bought it through- the Lord of Hests. out his Generations : it Mall

6 For I am the LORD, I CHANGE

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

not consumed. 31 But the Houses of the lla. lviii, 6 Is not this the Faft that

I have chosen to loose the Bands of Villages which have

Wickednets, to UNDO the heavy BURWalls round about them, DENS, 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 to deal thy BREAD to be redeemed, and they shall Poor that are cast out to thy House? go out in the Jubilee.

when thou feeft the Naked, that thou

cover him, and that thou hide not 32 Notwithstanding, the

thyself from thise own Flesh. Cities of the Levites, and 8 Then shall thy Light break forth the Houses of the Cities of as the Morning, and thine Health their Poffession, may the Le- Righteousness shall go before theć,

thall spring forth speedily : and thy vites redeem at any Time,


33 And if a Man purchase the Glory of the Lord fhall be the

Rere waid. of the Levites, then the House

James v. 1 Go to now, ye rich that was sold, and the City Men, weep and howl for your Miseof his Poflession shall go out rics that shall come upon you.

2 Your Riches are corrupted, and in the Year of Jubilee : for

your Garments are Moth-eaten. the Houses of the Cities of 3 Your Gold and silver is cankerthe Levites are their Poffef- ed; and the Ruft of them thall be a

Witness against you, and shall car fion among the Children of

your Flesh as it were Fire : ye have Israel.

heaped Treasure together for the latt 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 Poffeflion.

which have reaped, are entred into 35 And if thy Brother be the Ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. waxen poor, and fallen in s Ye have lived in Pleasure on

the Earth, and been wanton ; ye have Decay with thee ; then thou

nourished your Hearts, as in a Day shalt RELIEVE him : yea, of Slaughter. though he be a Stranger, or

6 Ye have condemned, and killed a Sojourner;

the Just; and he doth not selift you. that he


may 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 Victuals 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 he depart from thee, both he and his Children with him, and shall return unto his own Family, and unto the Possession 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 shalt 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


bojourn 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. 45 And


shall take them as an Inheritance for your Children after you, to inherit them for a Possession, 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 sell himself unto the Stranger or Sojourner by thee, or to the Stock of the Stranger's Family :

48 After that he is fold, 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 rem n 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


54 And if he be not redeemed in these Years, then he thall

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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