Leviticus 25:34
New International Version
But the pastureland belonging to their towns must not be sold; it is their permanent possession.

New Living Translation
The open pastureland around the Levitical towns may never be sold. It is their permanent possession.

English Standard Version
But the fields of pastureland belonging to their cities may not be sold, for that is their possession forever.

Berean Study Bible
But the open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for this is their permanent possession.

King James Bible
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

New King James Version
But the field of the common-land of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession.

New American Standard Bible
But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their permanent possession.

NASB 1995
'But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.

NASB 1977
‘But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.

Amplified Bible
But the pasture lands of their cities may not be sold, for that is their permanent possession.

Christian Standard Bible
The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession."

American Standard Version
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the lands set apart for their cities shall not be sold, because this is their perpetual possession.

Contemporary English Version
No pastureland owned by the Levi tribe can ever be sold; it is their permanent possession.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let not their suburbs be sold, because it is a perpetual possession.

English Revised Version
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

Good News Translation
But the pasture land around the Levite cities shall never be sold; it is their property forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But a field that belongs to their cities must not be sold, because it is their permanent property.

International Standard Version
Also, the open land of their cities is not to be sold, because it is to remain their perpetual inheritance."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the fields of the open land about their cities may not be sold; for that is their perpetual possession.

Literal Standard Version
And a field, a outskirt of their cities, is not sold; for it [is] a continuous possession for them.

NET Bible
Moreover, the open field areas of their cities must not be sold, because that is their perpetual possession.

New Heart English Bible
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

World English Bible
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

Young's Literal Translation
And a field, a suburb of their cities, is not sold; for a possession age-during it is to them.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Law of Redemption
33So whatever belongs to the Levites may be redeemed—a house sold in a city they possess—and must be released in the Jubilee, because the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the Israelites. 34But the open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for this is their permanent possession.

Cross References
Leviticus 25:33
So whatever belongs to the Levites may be redeemed--a house sold in a city they possess--and must be released in the Jubilee, because the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the Israelites.

Numbers 35:2
"Command the Israelites to give, from the inheritance they will possess, cities for the Levites to live in and pasturelands around the cities.

2 Chronicles 31:19
As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farmlands around each of their cities or in any other city, men were designated by name to distribute a portion to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed by the genealogies.


Treasury of Scripture

But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

Leviticus 25:23
The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

Acts 4:36,37
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, …









(34) But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold.--The Levitical cities had both suburbs or commons for their cattle, &c, and fields which they cultivated (Numbers 35:4-5). These outlying fields, which were beyond the suburbs, they are here forbidden to sell. According to the authorities during the second Temple the expression "to sell" here used is to be taken in a wider sense as including diverting any part of it from its original purpose. Hence they say it forbids the Levites not only to sell the field, but to convert it into a suburb, and vice versa. What is field must always remain field, what is suburb must remain suburb, and what is city must continue to be city.

For it is their perpetual possession.--The estates belong to the whole tribe to all futurity, and the present occupiers have to transmit them intact to their successors. Hence no present owner, or all of them combined, have a right to dispose of any portion of the estates, or materially to alter it. They must hand these estates down to their successors as they receive them from their predecessors.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
But the open fields
וּֽשְׂדֵ֛ה (ū·śə·ḏêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

around their cities
עָרֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ā·rê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

may not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be sold,
יִמָּכֵ֑ר (yim·mā·ḵêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4376: To sell

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

this
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is their permanent
עוֹלָ֛ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

possession.
אֲחֻזַּ֥ת (’ă·ḥuz·zaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession


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