fhalt prune thy Vineyard, and gather in the Fruit thereof. 4 But in the feventh Year shall be a Sabbath of Reft unto the Land, a Sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither fow 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 undreffed 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 fojourneth with thee,

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

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

9 Then fhalt thou caufe the Trumpet of the JUBILEE to found, on the tenth Day of the feventh Month; in the Day of ATONEMENT fhall 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 fhall be a JUBILEE unto you, and ye fhall Man unto his Poffeffion, and ye fhall return every Man unto his Family.

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11 A Jubilee fhall that fiftieth Year be unto you: ye fhall not fow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the Grapes in it, of thy Vine undreffed.

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

13 In the Year of this Jubilee ye fhall return every Man unto his Poffeffion.

14 And if thou fell ought unto thy Neighbour, or buyest ought of thy Neighbour's Hand; ye fhall 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 fhall fell unto thee.

16 According to the Multitude of Years thou shalt increafe the Price thereof, and according to the Fewness of Years thou fhalt 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 Ye fhall not therefore OPPRESS one another; but thou_fhalt FEAR thy GOD: for I am the LORD your GOD.

18 Wherefore ye fhall do my STATUTES, and keep my JUDGMENTS, and do them and ye fhall dwell in the Land in Safety.

19 And the Land fhall yield her Fruit, and ye fhall eat your Fill, and dwell therein in Safety.

20 And if ye fhall fay, What fhall we eat the feventh Year? behold, we fhall not fow, nor gather in our Increase :

21 Then I will command my Bleffing upon you in the fixth Year, and it fhall bring forth Fruit for three Years.

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22 And ye fhall fow the eighth Year, and eat yet of old Fruit, until the ninth Year; until her Fruits come in, ye shall eat of the old Store.

23 And the Land shall not be fold for ever: for the LAND IS MINE, for YE are STRANGERS and SOJOURNERS with me.

24 And in all the Land of

your Poffeffion, ye fhall grant

a Redemption for the Land.

25 If thy Brother be waxen poor, and hath fold away fome of his Poffeffion, and if any of his Kin come to redeem it, then fhall he redeem that which his Brother fold,

* a. i. 17 Learn to do well, feek Judgment RELIEVE the OFFRESSED, JUDGE the FATHERLESS, PLEAD for the


and now am old; yet have I not Pal xxxvi. 25 I have been young,


his Se'd begging Bread


27 Depart om Evil, and do Good: and dwell for ver ore.

28 For the LORD LOVETH JUDGMENT and fortaketh not his Saints,

they are preferved fo evermore: but the Seed of the Wicked shall be cut off

Pal. ix 9 The LORD will be a RɛFUGE O the OPPRESSED a Refuge in Times of Trouble.

P xxvii. 3 A poor Man that OPPRESSETH the Poor is I ke a sweeping Rain which leavet. no Food.

1xx i. 8 They are corrupt, and peak wickedly oncerning OpPRESSION: they ek loftily.

Ifa. v. 7 He looked for judgment, bu: behola OP R sson; for Righte outne s, but behold Cay

Io xxx. 12 Wh refore thus faith the HOLY ONE of Irael, Because ye defpife this Word, and TRUST in OpPRESSION and Per erterets and ftay


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Ifa. xxxii. 15 He that walketh righ

16 He fhall well on high: his Place of Defence fhall be the MuNITIONS OF ROCKS Bed fhall be given him. his Waters fhall be fure.

Ezek xviii. s If a Man be JUST, and do that which is lawful and


6 And hath not eaten upon the Mountain, neither hath lift up his Ifrael, neither hath defiled his NeighEyes to the Idols of the Houle of

26 And if the Man have none to redeem it, and himfelf be able to redeem it :

27 Then let him count the Years of the Sale thereof, and restore the Overplus unto the Man to whom he fold it; that he may return unto his Poffeffion.

28 But if he be not able

to restore it to him, then that which is fold shall remain in the Hand of him that hath bought it, until the Year of Jubilee and in the Jubilee it hall go out, and he fhall return unto his Poffeffion.

29 And if a Man fell a Dwelling-house in a walled City, then he may redeem it within a whole Year after it is fold within a full Year may he redeem it.

30 And if it be not redecmed within the Space of a full Year; then the Houfe that is in the walled City, fhall be established for ever to him that bought it throughout his Generations it fhall not go cut in the Jubilee.

31 But the Houses of the Villages which have no Walls round about them, fhall be counted as the Fields of the Countrey: they may be redeemed, and they fhall go out in the Jubilee.

32 Notwithstanding, the Cities of the Levites, and the Houses of the Cities of their Poffeffion, may the Levites redeem at any Time,

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9 Hath walked in my Statutes, and hath kept my Judgments to deal truly; he is juft, he fhal furely live, faith the LORD God.

Zech vii. 8 And the Word of the

LORD came unto Zechariah, faying, HOSTS, 'aying, Execute true Judg9 Thus fpeaketh the LORD of

ment and fhew Mercy and Compalfions every Man to his Brother.

JO And OPPRESS not the Widow, nor the Fatheile s. the Stranger, nor the Poor, and let none of you imagine Evil against his Brother in your


Mal. iii. s I will come near to you to JUDGMENT, and I will be a fwift W tnels against the Sorcerers, and against the Adulterers, and against falle Swearers, and against those that OPPRESS the HIRELING in his WAGES, the WIDOW, and the FATHERLESS, and

that TURN afide the STRANGER FROM

his RIGHT, and FEAR NOT me, faith the LORD of HOSTS.

6 For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT therefore ye Sons of Jacob are not confumed.

Ifa. lv.ii. 6 Is not this the Faft that I have chofen? to loofe the Bands of Wickednels, to UNDO the HEAVY BURDENS, and to let the OPPRESSED GO FREE, and that ye break every Yoke.

7 Is it not to DEAL thy BREAD to

the HUNGRY, and that thou bring the Poor that are caft out to thy House? when thou feeft the Naked, that thou

cover him, and that thou hide not

thyfelf from thine own Flesh.

8 Then fhall thy Light break forth as the Morning, and thine Health fhall fpring forth fpeedily and thy Righteousness fhall go before thee,

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the Glory of the LORD fhall be thy Rere ward.

James v. I Go to now, ye rich Men, weep and howl for your Miferies that fhall come upon you.

2 Your Riches are corrupted, and your Garments are Moth-eaten.

3 Your Gold and Silver is cankered; and the Ruft of them fhall be a Witness against you, and fhall eat your Flesh as it were Fire: ye have heaped Treasure together for the laft Days.

4 Behold, the HIRE of the Labourers which have reaped down your Fields, which is of you kept back by Fraud, crieth: and the Cries of them which have reaped, are entred into the Ears of the LORD of Sabaoth.

s Ye have lived in Pleasure on the Earth, and been wanton; ye have

nourished your Hearts, as in a Day of Slaughter.

6 Ye have condemned, and killed the Juft; and he doth not resist you.

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

37 Thou shalt not give him thy Money upon Ufury, 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 fold unto thee; thou fhalt not compel him to ferve as a Bond-fervant :

40 But as an hired Servant, and as a Sojourner, he shall be with thee, and fhall ferve 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 Poffeffion of his Father fhall he return.

42 For they are my Servants, which I brought forth out of the Land of Egypt: they shall not be fold 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 fhalt have, fhall be of the Heathen that are round about you; of them fhall ye buy Bond-men and Bond-maids.

45 Moreover, of the Children of the Strangers that do


fojourn among you, of them fhall ye buy, and of their Families that are with you, which they begat in your Land : ' and they fhall be your Poffeffion.

45 And ye fhall take them as an Inheritance for your Children after you, to inherit them for a Poffeffion, they fhall be your Bond-men for ever: but over your Brethren the Children of Ifrael, 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 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 fhall reckon with him that bought him, from the Year that he was fold to him, unto the Year of Jubilee : and the Price of his Sale fhall be according unto the Number of Years, according to the Time of an hired Servant fhall it be with him.

51 If there be yet many Years behind; according unto them he fhall 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 fhall count with him, and according unto his Years fhall he give him again the Price of his Redemption.

53 And as a yearly hired Servant shall he be WITH him : and the other fhall not rule with Rigour over him in thy Sight.

54 And if he be not redeemed in thefe Years, then he fhall go out in the Year of Jubilee, both he, and his Children with him.

55 For unto me the Children of Ifrael 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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