Leviticus 25:29
New International Version
“’Anyone who sells a house in a walled city retains the right of redemption a full year after its sale. During that time the seller may redeem it.

New Living Translation
“Anyone who sells a house inside a walled town has the right to buy it back for a full year after its sale. During that year, the seller retains the right to buy it back.

English Standard Version
“If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, he may redeem it within a year of its sale. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption.

Berean Study Bible
If a man sells a house in a walled city, he retains his right of redemption until a full year after its sale; during that year it may be redeemed.

King James Bible
And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it.

New King James Version
‘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.

New American Standard Bible
‘Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year after its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.

NASB 1995
‘Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.

NASB 1977
‘Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.

Amplified Bible
‘If a man sells a house in a walled city, then his right of redemption remains valid for a full year after its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.

Christian Standard Bible
“If a man sells a residence in a walled city, his right of redemption will last until a year has passed after its sale; his right of redemption will last a year.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man sells a residence in a walled city, his right of redemption will last until a year has passed after its sale; his right of redemption will last a year.

American Standard Version
And if a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if a man will sell a house, a dwelling of a city that has a wall, it shall be his redemption until the year of his sale is finished; his redemption shall be from that time to the time.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if any one should sell an inhabited house in a walled city, then there shall be the ransom of it, until the time is fulfilled: its time of ransom shall be a full year.

Contemporary English Version
If you sell a house in a walled city, you have only one year in which to buy it back.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that selleth a house within the walls of a city, shall have the liberty to redeem it, until one year be expired:

English Revised Version
And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption.

Good News Translation
If you sell a house in a walled city, you have the right to buy it back during the first full year from the date of sale.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If anyone sells a home in a walled city, for one year after selling it he has the right to buy it back. He may buy it back only within that time.

International Standard Version
"If a person sells a residential house in a walled city, he is to redeem it within the year in which it was sold. He may have right to its redemption for a full year.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption.

Literal Standard Version
And when a man sells a dwelling-house [in] a walled city, then his right of redemption has been until the completion of a year from its selling; his right of redemption is [during these] days;

NET Bible
"'If a man sells a residential house in a walled city, its right of redemption must extend until one full year from its sale; its right of redemption must extend to a full calendar year.

New Heart English Bible
"'If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it has been sold. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption.

World English Bible
"'If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it has been sold. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption.

Young's Literal Translation
And when a man selleth a dwelling-house in a walled city, then hath his right of redemption been until the completion of a year from its selling; days -- is his right of redemption;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Law of Redemption
28But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. In the Jubilee, however, it is to be released, so that he may return to his property. 29If a man sells a house in a walled city, he retains his right of redemption until a full year after its sale; during that year it may be redeemed. 30If it is not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house in the walled city is permanently transferred to its buyer and his descendants. It is not to be released in the Jubilee.…

Cross References
Leviticus 25:28
But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. In the Jubilee, however, it is to be released, so that he may return to his property.

Leviticus 25:30
If it is not redeemed by the end of a full year, then the house in the walled city is permanently transferred to its buyer and his descendants. It is not to be released in the Jubilee.


Treasury of Scripture

And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it.









(29) A dwelling house in a walled city.--It is, however, quite different in the case of houses in walled cities. These are not the creation of God (see Leviticus 25:23), allotted by His command to the different tribes of Israel; they are the work of man, who build them up and raze them to the ground at their own will, and according to their fancy. Hence the law of jubile does not apply to these temporary human buildings. Though an Israelite could sell his house without being driven by stress of circumstances to do it, still, as he may feel attached to his home, the Divine law affords him some protection for a limited period, during which he or his family may redeem the building. During the second Temple "a dwelling house in a walled city" was defined to be a house standing within an area of land which was first walled round for the purpose of building upon it human habitations, and in which the houses were afterwards erected. But if the houses were built first, and the city wall afterwards, they do not come within the law here laid down.

Within a full year may he redeem it.--If within a year of the sale he wishes to redeem, the Law gives him the power, or in case he dies empowers his son, to repurchase the property at the same price which he received for it. Besides limiting the period to a year, the Law does not prescribe that the next of kin is to redeem, nor give him the power to do it. During the second Temple it was also enacted that the vendor could not redeem it with borrowed money.

Verses 29-31. - Houses in walled cities are not subject to the law of restoration at the jubilee, as that law applies only to lands and to men; but houses in the country are subject to the law, as they are regarded only as appurtenances of the land. Houses in cities, being occupied by artisans and built by human industry, not originally assigned in the territorial division, are not considered in so strict a sense the property of the Lord as the soil is, and may be parted with more readily. Yet the owners, if obliged to part with them, are allowed a year's grace, during which they are to have the right of buying them back. The expression, within a full year, would be more literally rendered during a fixed time, that fixed time having just before been declared to be a year.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

a man
וְאִ֗ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

sells
יִמְכֹּ֤ר (yim·kōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4376: To sell

a house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

in a walled
חוֹמָ֔ה (ḥō·w·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection

city,
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

he retains
וְהָיְתָה֙ (wə·hā·yə·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

his right of redemption
גְּאֻלָּת֔וֹ (gə·’ul·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1353: Redemption, relationship

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

a full
תֹּ֖ם (tōm)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8537: Completeness, integrity, also part of the high priest's breastplate

year
שְׁנַ֣ת (šə·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8141: A year

after its sale;
מִמְכָּר֑וֹ (mim·kā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4465: Merchandise, a selling

during that year
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

it may be
תִּהְיֶ֥ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

redeemed.
גְאֻלָּתֽוֹ׃ (ḡə·’ul·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1353: Redemption, relationship


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