Leviticus 25:1-7 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
The Sabbath Year
25 The Lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai, 2 ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: “When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. 6 Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you – for yourself, your male and female servants, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you, 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.
Leviticus 25:20-23 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
20 You may ask, ‘What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?’ 21 I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. 22 While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.
23 ‘“The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.