Book 3: Leviticus
Verse 1: Ad-noy spoke to Moshe
on Mount Sinai, saying;
Verse 2: Speak to Bnei
and say to them,
when you come to the land
which I give to you
the land shall be at rest---a Shabbos for Ad-noy.
Verse 3: For six years you shall plant your field
and for six years you shall prune your vineyard
and you shall harvest its produce.
Verse 4: But the seventh year
shall be a Shabbos of rest for the land,
a Shabbos for Ad-noy,
you shall not plant your field
and you shall not prune your vineyard.
Verse 5: [Even] crops that
grew on their own
[from the seeds of your previous] harvest
you shall not reap,
and the grapes of your untended vines
you shall not gather;
it shall be a year of complete rest for the land.
Verse 6: The [produce] of
the land's Shabbos[-year]
shall be for yourselves, for food,
for you, your servant and your maidservant,
for your hired hand and your resident sojourner
who reside with
Verse 7: [Also] for your domesticated animals
and for the [wild] beasts that are in your land
shall all of its produce be for food.
Verse 8: You shall count for yourself seven sabbatical years,
and it shall be for you,
the days (period) of the seven sabbatical years,
Verse 9: You shall make a proclamation with the shofor
on the tenth day of the seventh month.
On Yom Kippur
shall this shofor-proclamation be made.
Verse 10: You shall sanctify the year of the fiftieth year
and proclaim freedom in the land
for all of its inhabitants;
it shall be
for you a jubilee
and each man shall return to his ancestral land
and each man shall return to his family.
Verse 11: It is a jubilee,
[that] the year of the fiftieth year shall be for you.
You shall not plant
and you shall not reap
[even] crops that grew on their own;
and you shall not gather
of] its untended vineyard,
Verse 12: For it is a jubilee,
it shall be holy to you.
Whatever is in the field,
you may eat of its produce.
Verse 13: On this
each man shall return to his ancestral land.
Sheini (Second Aliyah)
Verse 14: If you sell anything to your neighbor,
[something] from your neighbor,
do not cheat one another.
Verse 15: According to the number of years
after the jubilee
you shall purchase [land] from your neighbor;
according to the number of produce years
he shall sell it to you.
Verse 16: Based on the
abundance of years,
you shall increase its purchase price
and based on the lack of years
you shall decrease its purchase price,
since it is
the number of produce-seasons
that he is selling to you.
Verse 17: You shall not cheat one another,
and you shall fear your G-d
for I am Ad-noy, your G-d.
Verse 18: You shall fulfill My statutes
and keep My laws
and fulfill them,
and you will then live in the land in security.
Verse 19: The land
will give forth its fruit
and you will eat your fill,
and you will live securely on it.
Verse 20: If you shall say (ask)
"What will we eat in the seventh year,
for lo! we have not planted
nor gathered our produce?"
Verse 21: I shall command (direct) My blessing to you
in the sixth year
and it will
produce [enough] for three years.
Verse 22: You shall plant in the eighth year
but you will still be eating from the old produce
until the ninth year;
[new] produce arrives (ripens)
you shall eat [from] the old.
Verse 23: The land shall not be sold in perpetuity,
for the land is Mine,
for, you are [merely as] foreigners
and resident aliens before Me.
Verse 24: In all of
your ancestral lands
you shall grant redemption to the land.
Revi'i (Fourth Aliyah)
Verse 25: If your brother becomes impoverished
and sells some of his ancestral land,
and a close relative comes
that which his brother sold.
Verse 26: [Or] if the man has no redeemer (close relative)
but has acquired sufficient means
and finds [it] enough to redeem it [himself],
Verse 27: He shall calculate the number of years
for which he sold the land
the remainder (excess)
to the man to whom he had sold it,
and he shall return to his ancestral land.
Verse 28: Or if he does not have within his means
enough to retrieve the land to himself,
then that which he sold
remains in the possession of the buyer
until the jubilee year.
It is then released by the jubilee
and he [the seller] returns to his ancestral land.
Verse 29: If a man shall
a residential home [that is] within a walled city,
the time allotted for its redemption shall be
until the end of one year after he sold it.
He has the days [of a full year]
in which to redeem it.
Verse 30: If he does not
by the end of a full year,
the house within the city
that is surrounded by a wall
shall then remain in perpetuity to its purchaser
for his generations (descendants.)
It is not released by the jubilee.
Verse 31: The houses of
which are not surrounded by a wall
shall be considered as a field of the land.
It shall have a redemption
and it is released by the jubilee.
Verse 32: The
cities of the Levites
the houses in the cities of their ancestral land,
the Levites shall have an eternal right of redemption.
Verse 33: If anyone redeems [a house or field]
from the Levites,
then the house or
his ancestral city shall be released
for the houses of the Levitic cities
are [considered] their ancestral lands
among Bnei Yisroel.
Verse 34: The field on the outskirts of their cities
may not be sold
for it is
their perpetual ancestral land.
Verse 35: If your brother becomes impoverished
and his hand (assets) become shaky among you,
you must support him,
[so too] the proselyte and the sojourner,
[so] that he
shall live with you.
Verse 36: You shall not take from him
interest or usury
and you shall fear your G-d,
brother shall live with you.
Verse 37: You must not give (lend) him your money
you must not advance him your food.
Verse 38: I am Ad-noy your G-d
who brought you out from the land of Egypt
to give you the land of Canaan,
to be a G-d for you.
Verse 39: If your
brother becomes impoverished
and is sold to you,
you must not work him like a slave.
Verse 40: Like a hired hand or resident [worker]
shall he be with you
He shall serve you until the jubilee year.
Verse 41: Then he
and his children shall depart from you
and return to his own family.
He shall return to his ancestral estate.
Verse 42: For they are My servants,
whom I brought out from the land of Egypt,
they shall not be sold [in the market] as slaves.
Verse 43: You must
not rule over him to crush him
and you shall fear your G-d.
Verse 44: Your slaves and maidservants
that you shall possess
from the nations
from them you may purchase
slaves and maidservants.
Verse 45: Also, from the children of the sojourners
who reside with you
from them you may purchase [slaves],
and from their families that live among you
that were born in your land.
[All these] shall be your permanent possession.
Verse 46: You shall will them as inheritance
children after you
as hereditary property;
you shall keep them in servitude permanently.
However regarding your bretheren, Bnei Yisroel,
man over his brother,
you must not rule over him to crush him.
Shevi'i (Seventh Aliyah)
Verse 47: If a foreigner or resident acquires means
brother becomes impoverished by him,
and is sold
to a resident foreigner who resides with you
or to the offspring of a foreign family.
Verse 48: After he is sold
redemption shall be his,
one of his
bretheren shall redeem him.
Verse 49: Either his uncle or his uncle's son (cousin)
shall redeem him
or the closest (other) family relative
shall redeem him.
If he obtains sufficient means of his own
he may be redeemed [on his own.]
Verse 50: He shall reckon with the one who bought him.
[According to the number of years]
from the year which he was sold to him
until the jubilee year.
shall be [proportional] to the number of years;
at the rate of the days of a hired hand
it shall be [considered as he worked] with him.
Verse 51: If there are yet many years [until the jubilee]
accordingly shall he return his redemption money
from his purchase price.
Verse 52: If there remain but a few years
until the jubilee year,
he shall make a [similar] calculation,
based on the number of years
he shall return his redemption money
[to the purchaser.]
Verse 53: As a
hired hand [working] on a yearly basis
shall he be considered with him;
he shall not rule over him to crush him
before your eyes.
Verse 54: If he is not redeemed through these means
he then goes out in the jubilee year,
he, along with his children.
Verse 55: For, Bnei Yisroel are My servants.
They are My servants
whom I have brought out of the land of Egypt,
I am Ad-noy, your G-d.
Verse 1: You
shall not make idols for yourselves
and graven images
and memorial stones
you shall not raise up for youselves,
and a prostration stone
you shall not set in your land
upon which to prostrate oneself,
for I am Ad-noy, your G-d.
Verse 2: You shall keep My Shabbosos
and you shall fear (revere) My Sanctuary,
I am Ad-noy.
Haftarah: Yirmiyahu 32:6--27.
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