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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Leviticus 25:23


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    King James Bible - Leviticus 25:23

    The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

    World English Bible

    "'The
    land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.

    Douay-Rheims - Leviticus 25:23

    The
    land also shall not be sold for ever: because it is mine, and you are strangers and sojourners with me.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    The
    land shall not be sold for ever; for the land is mine, for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

    Original Hebrew

    והארץ
    776 לא 3808 תמכר 4376 לצמתת 6783 כי 3588 לי  הארץ 776  כי 3588  גרים 1616  ותושׁבים 8453 אתם 859 עמדי׃ 5978

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    VERSE (23) -
    :10 1Ki 21:3 Eze 48:14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 25:23

    ¶ Y la tierra no se venderá rematadamente, porque la tierra mía es; que vosotros peregrinos y extranjeros sois para conmigo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 25:23

    Verse 23. The
    land shall not be sold for ever-the land is mine] As God in a miraculous manner gave them possession of this land, they were therefore to consider themselves merely as tenants to him; and on this ground he, as the great landholder or lord of the soil, prescribes to them all the conditions on which they shall hold it. This one circumstance was peculiarly favourable to their advancement in religion, in righteousness, and true holiness; for feeling that they had nothing which they could call their own upon earth, they must frequently, by this, be put in mind of the necessity of having a permanent dwelling in the heavenly inheritance, and of that preparation without which it could not be possessed.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 23. The
    land shall not be sold for ever , etc.] That is, the land of Israel; the meaning is, any part of it, for that the whole might be sold or disposed of at once is not to be supposed, but anyone part of it, which was the property of a single man, or belonged to a family; though it might be sold in case of necessity, yet not for ever, so as never to return to the owner, or his heirs; for if it was sold for ever it returned in the year of the jubilee: the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan render the word “absolutely”, simply, properly; a proper absolute sale was not to be made, but a conditional one, or for so many years, or with a view to its reversion in the year of jubilee, and so the agreement to be made according to the number of years, as before directed: the word, as Aben Ezra observes, signifies “cutting off”, and the sense is, that no land should be sold entirely, so as that the proprietor or his heirs should be wholly cut off from it, or that the entail of it upon the family should be cut off: for the land [is] mine ; as indeed the whole earth is, but the land of Canaan was peculiarly his, which he had chosen above all other lands for the inheritance of his people; out of which he drove the old inhabitants of it for their sins, and put in his own people to possess it under him; where he himself had his dwelling place, and where he was served and worshipped, and where the Messiah was to be born, and was born, and therefore called Immanuel’s land; and which was a figure of the better country, or the heavenly glory and happiness, which is of God’s preparing and giving, and will never be alienated from those whose right it is: for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me ; as the Gentiles that lived among them were strangers and sojourners with them, so they were with the Lord; he was the original proprietor, they were but tenants at will; though it was both an honour and happiness to be with him, under any character, to board, and lodge, and dwell with him; and they might well be content to be reckoned not proprietors but strangers and sojourners, and especially such as had faith and hope in a better inheritance, of which this was only a figure; however, this being their present case, it was a reason good, why they could not for ever dispose of their lands and possessions, any more than a sojourner or inmate can of a house of which he has only a part.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 23-34 - If the
    land were not redeemed before the year of jubilee, it the returned to him that sold or mortgaged it. This was a figure of the free grace of God in Christ; by which, and not by any price or merit of our own, we are restored to the favour of God. Houses in walled citie were more the fruits of their own industry than land in the country which was the direct gift of God's bounty; therefore if a man sold house in a city, he might redeem it only within a year after the sale This encouraged strangers and proselytes to come and settle among them.


    Original Hebrew

    והארץ 776 לא 3808 תמכר 4376 לצמתת 6783 כי 3588 לי  הארץ 776  כי 3588  גרים 1616  ותושׁבים 8453 אתם 859 עמדי׃ 5978


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