Leviticus 25:47
New International Version
“’If a foreigner residing among you becomes rich and any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to the foreigner or to a member of the foreigner’s clan,

New Living Translation
“Suppose a foreigner or temporary resident becomes rich while living among you. If any of your fellow Israelites fall into poverty and are forced to sell themselves to such a foreigner or to a member of his family,

English Standard Version
“If a stranger or sojourner with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him becomes poor and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner with you or to a member of the stranger’s clan,

Berean Study Bible
If a foreigner residing among you prospers, but your countryman dwelling near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner or to a member of his clan,

King James Bible
And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:

New King James Version
‘Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the stranger’s family,

New American Standard Bible
‘Now if the means of a stranger or of a foreign resident with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes poor in relation to him and sells himself to a stranger who is residing with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family,

NASB 1995
‘Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family,

NASB 1977
‘Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family,

Amplified Bible
‘Now if the financial means of a stranger or temporary resident among you become sufficient, and your fellow countryman becomes poor in comparison to him and sells himself to the stranger who is living among you or to the descendants of the stranger’s family,

Christian Standard Bible
“If an alien or temporary resident living among you prospers, but your brother living near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the alien living among you, or to a member of the resident alien’s clan,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a foreigner or temporary resident living among you prospers, but your brother living near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner living among you, or to a member of the foreigner’s clan,

American Standard Version
And if a stranger or sojourner with thee be waxed rich, and thy brother be waxed poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger or'sojourner with thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if there is enough in the hands of an inhabitant and a Pilgrim of your people, and your brother is made poor with him and he will be sold to the inhabitant and to the Pilgrim with you, or to one born of the family of a stranger with you:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if a stranger or sojourner with thee wax rich, and thy brother in distress be sold to the stranger or the sojourner that is with thee, or to a proselyte by extraction;

Contemporary English Version
Even if some of you Israelites become so much in debt that you must sell yourselves to foreigners in your country,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the hand of a stranger or a sojourner grow strong among you, and thy brother being impoverished sell himself to him, or to any of his race:

English Revised Version
And if a stranger or sojourner with thee be waxen rich, and thy brother be waxen poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner with thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:

Good News Translation
Suppose a foreigner living with you becomes rich, while some Israelites become poor and sell themselves as slaves to that foreigner or to a member of that foreigner's family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Someone who is a foreigner without a permanent home among you may become rich, and your relative living with him may be poor. The poor Israelite may sell himself to that foreigner or a member of his family.

International Standard Version
"If a resident alien or traveler becomes rich, but your relative who lives next to him is so poor that he sells himself to that resident alien or traveler among you or to a member of the resident alien's family,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a stranger who is a settler with thee be waxen rich, and thy brother be waxen poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger who is a settler with thee, or to the offshoot of a stranger's family,

Literal Standard Version
And when the hand of a sojourner or settler with you attains [riches], and your brother with him has become poor, and he has been sold to a sojourner, a settler with you, or to the root of the family of a sojourner,

NET Bible
"'If a resident foreigner who is with you prospers and your brother becomes impoverished with regard to him so that he sells himself to a resident foreigner who is with you or to a member of a foreigner's family,

New Heart English Bible
"'If a stranger or sojourner with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him has grown poor, and sells himself to the stranger or foreigner living among you, or to a member of the stranger's family;

World English Bible
"'If an alien or temporary resident with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him has grown poor, and sells himself to the stranger or foreigner living among you, or to a member of the stranger's family;

Young's Literal Translation
And when the hand of a sojourner or settler with thee attaineth riches, and thy brother with him hath become poor, and he hath been sold to a sojourner, a settler with thee, or to the root of the family of a sojourner,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Redemption of Servants
47If a foreigner residing among you prospers, but your countryman dwelling near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the foreigner or to a member of his clan, 48he retains the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his brothers may redeem him:…

Cross References
Leviticus 25:46
You may leave them to your sons after you to inherit as property; you can make them slaves for life. But as for your brothers, the Israelites, no man may rule harshly over his brother.

Leviticus 25:48
he retains the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his brothers may redeem him:


Treasury of Scripture

And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by you, and your brother that dwells by him wax poor, and sell himself to the stranger or sojourner by you, or to the stock of the stranger's family:

Leviticus 25:26
And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it;

1 Samuel 2:7,8
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up…

James 2:5
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?









(47) And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee.--Better, And if the hand of a stranger, and that a sojourner, attain riches by thee, that is, a stranger who has become a sojourner, or who has taken up his abode among the Israelites, and become prosperous by trading. Such a one had only to submit to the seven commandments given to Noah, and hence had not joined the Jewish religion. For this reason the Chaldee Version translates it, "And if the hand of an uncircumcised sojourner with thee wax strong."

And thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor.--Better, and thy brother by him wax poor, that is, the Israelite who traded with him is unfortunate in business, and is reduced to poverty.

And sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee.--Better, and sells himself unto the stranger-sojourner by thee. The two terms as before describe the same person--the stranger who has become a sojourner. Hence the Chaldee Version translates it, "and sells himself to the uncircumcised stranger who is with thee."

Or to the stock of the stranger's family.--That is, the offshoot or descendant of a foreign family.

Verses 47-55. - Rules are laid down for the case of an Israelite who has sold himself for a slave to a non-Israelite. In this case he is not set free at the end of six years, as he would be if his master were a countryman, but in other respects his treatment is to be like that of the man with an Israelite master. He may be redeemed by the value of his work down to the jubilee being paid by himself or his kinsman; he is to be set free when the jubilee comes at any rate; he is to be treated kindly while continuing in his master's service, and his countrymen are to see that no over-severity is used.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
וְכִ֣י (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

a foreigner
גֵּ֤ר (gêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

or temporary resident
וְתוֹשָׁב֙ (wə·ṯō·wō·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8453: Resident alien

living among
עִמָּ֔ךְ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

you prospers,
תַשִּׂ֗יג (ṯaś·śîḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5381: To reach, overtake

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

dwelling near him
עִמּ֑וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

becomes poor
וּמָ֥ךְ (ū·māḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4134: To be low or depressed, to grow poor

and sells himself
וְנִמְכַּ֗ר (wə·nim·kar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4376: To sell

to the foreigner
לְגֵ֤ר (lə·ḡêr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

to a member
לְעֵ֖קֶר (lə·‘ê·qer)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6133: A transplanted person, naturalized citizen

of [his]
גֵּֽר׃ (gêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

clan,
מִשְׁפַּ֥חַת (miš·pa·ḥaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people


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