25:10 proclaim liberty throughout the land. This verse was cited in connection with the ringing of the Liberty Bell when America’s Declaration of Independence was signed.
25:10 jubilee. The institutions of the sabbatical year, giving the lands a rest, and the jubilee year, after seven sabbatical years, were a marvelous provision by God to insure perpetual freedom and productivity for all the people of Israel, if they would have only observed these commands. The land would have remained perpetually fruitful, permanent slavery could not exist and vast accumulations of wealth by a few individuals would have been precluded. Sadly, the people repeatedly disobeyed, and God’s warning had to be carried out (Leviticus 26:33-35). Since they rejected God’s provision for “liberty throughout the land,” their land became desolate and all its people were taken into captivity (II Chronicles 36:20-21).