Leviticus 25:14
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New International Version
"'If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each other.

New Living Translation
"When you make an agreement with your neighbor to buy or sell property, you must not take advantage of each other.

English Standard Version
And if you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.

New American Standard Bible
'If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend's hand, you shall not wrong one another.

King James Bible
And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you make a sale to your neighbor or a purchase from him, do not cheat one another.

International Standard Version
So if you had sold property to a neighbor or had acquired land from your neighbor, you are not to cheat one another.

NET Bible
If you make a sale to your fellow citizen or buy from your fellow citizen, no one is to wrong his brother.

New Heart English Bible
"'If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you sell anything to your neighbor or buy anything from him, don't take advantage of him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if thou sell aught unto thy neighbour, or buy of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not wrong one another.

New American Standard 1977
‘If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend, or buy from your friend’s hand, you shall not wrong one another.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if thou sell anything unto thy neighbour or buy anything of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you sell anything unto your neighbor, or buy anything of your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another:

American King James Version
And if you sell ought to your neighbor, or buy ought of your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another:

American Standard Version
And if thou sell aught unto thy neighbor, or buy of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not wrong one another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou shalt sell any thing to thy neighbour, or shalt buy of him; grieve not thy brother: but thou shalt buy of him according to the number of years from the jubilee.

Darby Bible Translation
And if ye sell ought unto your neighbour, or buy of your neighbour's hand, ye shall not overreach one another.

English Revised Version
And if thou sell aught unto thy neighbour, or buy of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not wrong one another:

Webster's Bible Translation
And if thou shalt sell aught to thy neighbor, or buy aught of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

World English Bible
"'If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when thou sellest anything to thy fellow, or buyest from the hand of thy fellow, ye do not oppress one another;
Study Bible
Return of Property
13'On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property. 14If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend's hand, you shall not wrong one another. 15'Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:15
'Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.

Leviticus 25:17
'So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.
Treasury of Scripture

And if you sell ought to your neighbor, or buy ought of your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another:

Leviticus 25:17 You shall not therefore oppress one another; but you shall fear your …

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor, neither rob him…

Deuteronomy 16:19,20 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

Judges 4:3 And the children of Israel cried to the LORD: for he had nine hundred …

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before …

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; …

Nehemiah 9:36,37 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gave …

Job 20:19,20 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has …

Psalm 10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth …

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors …

Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry …

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives …

Proverbs 28:3,8,16 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which …

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of …

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the …

Isaiah 3:12-15 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises …

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, …

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and …

Ezekiel 22:7,12,12,13 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

Amos 8:4-7 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …

Micah 2:2,3 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and …

Micah 6:10-12 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall …

1 Corinthians 6:8 No, you do wrong, and defraud, and that your brothers.

James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

(14) Ye shall not oppress one another.--Better, ye shall not overreach any man his brother. Not only does the Law provide against the poor man losing his land for ever, but enjoins that in the temporary sales the buyer and seller are not to take undue advantage of each other's circumstances. Hence it was enacted that if any one bought or sold anything for a sixth part more than its value the aggrieved party was entitled to have the excess returned to him, and if it amounted to more than a sixth part, the contract could be rescinded altogether. The fact that the phrase which is here translated "one another" in the Authorised Version is varied in the Hebrew in Leviticus 25:17, where it is likewise rendered "one another," shows that it is not used in this idiomatic sense, but is designed to denote fellow-brethren, members of the same community, those who are related to each other by race and creed, as in Exodus 32:27, Jeremiah 31:34

And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour,.... Any estate or possession, house or land, at any time before the year of jubilee:

or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand; of movable goods, as the Targum of Jonathan interprets it; and so other Jewish writers (z) restrain this to goods which are bought by hand, and delivered from hand to hand; and so they think that fields, and servants, which they say are like to fields, are excluded hereby; but it seems to refer to anything saleable, and chiefly to fields and vineyards, as the following verses show; wherefore Diodorus Siculus, as quoted by Grotius, must be mistaken, when he says, it was not counted lawful by the Jews to sell their inheritance, unless he means for ever, so indeed they could not:

ye shall not oppress one another; the buyer giving too little, or the seller requiring too much; no advantage was to be taken, either of the necessity of the one, or the ignorance of the other, but a fair bargain was to be made, and the full value given, neither too much nor too little. The Jews by "neighbour" understand an Israelite, and not a Gentile (a); not that there might be no buying and selling at all between Jews and Gentiles, or that the former might oppress and defraud the latter, though not an Israelite; but lands and inheritances might not be sold at all to Gentiles, only to Israelites.

(z) Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Bava Metziah, c. 4. sect. 9. (a) Jarchi in loc. 25:8-22 The word jubilee signifies a peculiarly animated sound of the silver trumpets. This sound was to be made on the evening of the great day of atonement; for the proclamation of gospel liberty and salvation results from the sacrifice of the Redeemer. It was provided that the lands should not be sold away from their families. They could only be disposed of, as it were, by leases till the year of jubilee, and then returned to the owner or his heir. This tended to preserve their tribes and families distinct, till the coming of the Messiah. The liberty every man was born to, if sold or forfeited, should return at the year of jubilee. This was typical of redemption by Christ from the slavery of sin and Satan, and of being brought again to the liberty of the children of God. All bargains ought to be made by this rule, Ye shall not oppress one another, not take advantage of one another's ignorance or necessity, but thou shalt fear thy God. The fear of God reigning in the heart, would restrain from doing wrong to our neighbour in word or deed. Assurance was given that they should be great gainers, by observing these years of rest. If we are careful to do our duty, we may trust God with our comfort. This was a miracle for an encouragement to all neither sowed or reaped. This was a miracle for an encouragement to all God's people, in all ages, to trust him in the way of duty. There is nothing lost by faith and self-denial in obedience. Some asked, What shall we eat the seventh year? Thus many Christians anticipate evils, questioning what they shall do, and fearing to proceed in the way of duty. But we have no right to anticipate evils, so as to distress ourselves about them. To carnal minds we may appear to act absurdly, but the path of duty is ever the path of safety.
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