Redemption of Property

Leviticus 25

23 'The land shall not be sold permanently, for y the land is Mine; for you are z strangers and sojourners with Me. 24 'And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.

25 a 'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if b his redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold. 26 'Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it, 27 'then c let him count the years since its sale, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession. 28 'But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee; d and in the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his possession.

29 'If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it. 30 'But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee. 31 'However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee. 32 'Nevertheless e the cities of the Levites, and the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time. 33 'And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel. 34 'But f the field of the common-land of their cities may not be g sold, for it is their perpetual possession.

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 19:5
    Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
    2 Chronicles 7:20
    Then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 23:4
    "I am a foreigner and a visitor among you. Give...
    Exodus 6:4
    I have also established My covenant with them, ...
    1 Chronicles 29:15
    For we are aliens and pilgrims before You, As w...
    Psalms 39:12
    Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry;...
    Hebrews 11:13
    These all died in faith, not having received th...
    1 Peter 2:11
    Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, ...
  3. Cross References
    Ruth 2:20
    Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!" And Naomi said to her, "This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.
    Ruth 4:4
    "And I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you.' " And he said, "I will redeem it."
    Ruth 4:6
    And the close relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it.
  4. Cross References
    Numbers 5:8
    But if the man has no relative to whom restitut...
    Ruth 3:2
    Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is h...
    Ruth 3:9
    And he said, "Who are you?" So she answered, "I...
    Ruth 3:12
    Now it is true that I am a close relative; howe...
    Job 19:25
    For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall...
    Jeremiah 32:7
    'Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle ...
    Jeremiah 32:8
    Then Hanamel my uncle's son came to me in the c...
  5. Cross References
    Leviticus 25:50 - 52
    Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him: The price of his release shall be according to the number of years, from the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee; it shall be according to the time of a hired servant for him.
  6. Cross References
    Leviticus 25:10
    And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
    Leviticus 25:13
    In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 35:1 - 8
    And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, saying:
    Joshua 21:2
    And they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, "The LORD commanded through Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for our livestock.
  8. Cross References
    Numbers 35:2 - 5
    Command the children of Israel that they give the Levites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession, and you shall also give the Levites common-land around the cities.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 4:36
    And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus.
    Acts 4:37
    Having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.
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