When the people of the land bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on a Sabbath day or holy day. Every seventh year we will let the fields lie fallow, and will cancel every debt.
Cross ReferencesExodus 23:10
For six years you are to sow your land and gather its produce,
but in the seventh year you must let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor among your people may eat of the field, and the wild animals may consume what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and olive grove.
Then the LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.
This is the manner of remission: Every creditor shall cancel what he has loaned his neighbor. He is not to collect anything from his neighbor or brother, because the LORD's time of release has been proclaimed.
"We will restore it," they replied, "and will require nothing more from them. We will do as you say." So I summoned the priests and required of the nobles and officials an oath that they would do what they had promised.
In those days I saw people in Judah treading wine presses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, along with wine, grapes, and figs. All kinds of goods were being brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I warned them against selling food on that day.
Chapter Outline1. The names of those who sealed the covenant.
29. The points of the covenant.
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Isaiah 58:13, 14
Jeremiah 17:21, 22
on the holy day.
Leviticus 23:21, 35, 36
and that we.
Exodus 23:10, 11
2 Chronicles 36:21
Deuteronomy 15:1-3, 7-9
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