In 1751, the colony's Assembly declared a "Year of Jubilee" and commissioned a bell to be put in the Philadelphia State House. Isaac Norris, Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, read Leviticus chapter 25 verse 10:
"And ye shall make hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee."
Inscribed on the Liberty Bell is:
"Proclaim Liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."