Leviticus 25:25
New International Version
"'If one of your fellow Israelites becomes poor and sells some of their property, their nearest relative is to come and redeem what they have sold.

New Living Translation
If one of your fellow Israelites falls into poverty and is forced to sell some family land, then a close relative should buy it back for him.

English Standard Version
“If your brother becomes poor and sells part of his property, then his nearest redeemer shall come and redeem what his brother has sold.

Berean Study Bible
If your brother becomes impoverished and sells some of his property, his nearest of kin may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

New American Standard Bible
'If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.

King James Bible
If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

Christian Standard Bible
If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

Contemporary English Version
If any of you Israelites become so poor that you are forced to sell your property, your closest relative must buy it back,

Good News Translation
If any of you Israelites become poor and are forced to sell your land, your closest relative is to buy it back.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

International Standard Version
"If your brother becomes so poor that he has to a sell portion of his inheritance, then his nearest kinsman redeemer is to come and redeem what his brother has sold.

NET Bible
"'If your brother becomes impoverished and sells some of his property, his near redeemer is to come to you and redeem what his brother sold.

New Heart English Bible
"'If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possessions, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and redeem that which his brother has sold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If your brother becomes poor and sells some of his property, then the one who can assume responsibility, his nearest relative, must buy back what he sold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thy brother be waxen poor, and sell some of his possession, then shall his kinsman that is next unto him come, and shall redeem that which his brother hath sold.

New American Standard 1977
‘If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thy brother becomes poor and has sold away some of his possession, his redeemer shall come, his closest kinsman, and shall redeem that which his brother sold.

King James 2000 Bible
If your brother becomes poor, and has sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

American King James Version
If your brother be waxen poor, and has sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

American Standard Version
If thy brother be waxed poor, and sell some of his possession, then shall his kinsman that is next unto him come, and shall redeem that which his brother hath sold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if thy brother who is with thee be poor, and should have sold part of his possession, and his kinsman who is nigh to him come, then he shall redeem the possession which his brother has sold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thy brother being impoverished sell his little possession, and his kinsman will, he may redeem what he had sold.

Darby Bible Translation
If thy brother grow poor, and sell of his possession, then shall his redeemer, his nearest relation, come and redeem that which his brother sold.

English Revised Version
If thy brother be waxen poor, and sell some of his possession, then shall his kinsman that is next unto him come, and shall redeem that which his brother hath sold.

Webster's Bible Translation
If thy brother shall have become poor, and have sold some of his possession, and if any of his kin shall come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

World English Bible
"'If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possessions, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and redeem that which his brother has sold.

Young's Literal Translation
'When thy brother becometh poor, and hath sold his possession, then hath his redeemer who is near unto him come, and he hath redeemed the sold thing of his brother;
Study Bible
The Law of Redemption
24Thus for every piece of property you possess, you must provide for the redemption of the land. 25If your brother becomes impoverished and sells some of his property, his nearest of kin may come and redeem what his brother has sold. 26Or if a man has no one to redeem it for him, but he prospers and acquires enough to redeem his land,…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:24
Thus for every piece of property you possess, you must provide for the redemption of the land.

Leviticus 25:26
Or if a man has no one to redeem it for him, but he prospers and acquires enough to redeem his land,

Ruth 2:20
Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "May he be blessed by the LORD, who has not withdrawn his kindness from the living or the dead." Naomi continued, "The man is a close relative. He is one of our kinsman-redeemers."

Ruth 4:3
And he said to the kinsman-redeemer, "Naomi, who has returned from the land of Moab, is selling a piece of land that belonged to our brother Elimelech.

Ruth 4:4
I thought I should inform you that you may buy it back in the presence of those seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you want to redeem it, do so. But if you will not redeem it, tell me so I may know, because there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you." "I will redeem it," he replied.

Ruth 4:6
The kinsman-redeemer replied, "I cannot redeem it myself, or I would jeopardize my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption, because I cannot redeem it."

Jeremiah 32:7
Behold! Hanamel, the son of your uncle Shallum, is coming to you to say, 'Buy for yourself my field in Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it.'

Treasury of Scripture

If your brother be waxen poor, and has sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

Ruth 2:20
And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.

Ruth 3:2,9,12
And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor…

Ruth 4:4-6
And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it







Lexicon
If
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

your brother
אָחִ֔יךָ (’ā·ḥî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

becomes impoverished
יָמ֣וּךְ (yā·mūḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4134: To be low or depressed, to grow poor

and sells
וּמָכַ֖ר (ū·mā·ḵar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4376: To sell

some of his property,
מֵאֲחֻזָּת֑וֹ (mê·’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession

his nearest
הַקָּרֹ֣ב (haq·qā·rōḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near

of kin
גֹֽאֲלוֹ֙ (ḡō·’ă·lōw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

may come
וּבָ֤א (ū·ḇā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and redeem
וְגָאַ֕ל (wə·ḡā·’al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

what his brother
אָחִֽיו׃ (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

has sold.
מִמְכַּ֥ר (mim·kar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4465: Merchandise, a selling
(25) If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold . . . --As poverty is the only reason which the Law here supposes might lead one to part with his field, the authorities during the second Temple concluded, and hence enacted, that it is not allowable for any one to sell his patrimony on speculation. This will account for the horror which Naboth expressed to Ahab of selling his patrimony: "The Lord forbid it me that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to thee" (1Kings 21:3).

And if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem.--Better, then his nearest kinsman shall come and redeem. If he has thus been compelled by pressure of poverty to sell part of his land, then it is the duty of the nearest relation, or, as the original literally denotes, "the redeemer that is nearest to him," to redeem the property which his impoverished relative has been obliged to sell. The expression "redeemer" is applied in Hebrew to one who, by virtue of being the nearest of kin, had not only to redeem the patrimony of the family, but to marry the childless widow of his brother (Ruth 3:13), and avenge the blood of his relative (Numbers 35:19-28; Deuteronomy 19:6-12).

Verses 25-28. - The right of redemption of land sold continued always alive, and might be exercised by the original owner or his kinsman. If not exercised, the owner returned into his possession at any rate in the jubilee year. If a man had to sell his land, he was bound to offer it to his nearest kinsman first (see Jeremiah 32:7, 8). 25:23-34 If the land were not redeemed before the year of jubilee, it then 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 cities 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 a 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.
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