The Sabbath Year
w The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying,
"Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into x the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord.
For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits,
but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.
y You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.
The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired servant and the sojourner who lives with you,
and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: z all its yield shall be for food.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
These are the statutes and rules and laws that the Lord made between himself and the people of Israel through Moses on Mount Sinai.
Exodus 23:10 - 11
For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield.
Leviticus 26:34 - 35
Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.
2 Chronicles 36:21
To fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
2 Kings 19:29
And this shall be the sign for you: this year eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs of the same. Then in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.
And this shall be the sign for you: this year you shall eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs from that. Then in the third year sow and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.
For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.