LESSONS FOR THE MONOPOLIZERS OF LAND.
Lev. Chap. xxv.—And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth Page 89year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inkabitants thereof: It shall be a Jubilee unto you: And ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A Jubilee shall that fiftieth yeer be unto you: You shall not sow, nor reap that which groweth of it∣self in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: Ye shall eat the encrease thereof out of the field. In the year of the Jubilee, ye shall return every man unto his possession.
The land shall not be sold for ever: For the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land. If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. And if the man have none to redeem it; and himself be able to redeem it; then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession. But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that bought, until the year of jubilee; and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.
Isaiah, v. 8.—Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth.