The Year of Jubilee(A)(B)

“‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet(C) sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month;(D) on the Day of Atonement(E) sound the trumpet throughout your land. 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty(F) throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee(G) for you; each of you is to return to your family property(H) and to your own clan. 11 The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee(I) for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines.(J) 12 For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.

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