|The New American Standard Bible|
| Book of Leviticus|
|Chapter 25 - Click for Chapter Audio |
- Leviticus 25:39-55 [ Verse 40 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
[ Read Chapter | Discuss these Verses ]
- 39 `If R629 a countryman F359 of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service. 40 `He shall be with you as a hired man, as if R630 he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee. 41 `He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers. 42 `For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale. 43 `You R631 shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God. 44 `As for your male and female slaves whom you may have--you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you. 45 `Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced F360 in your land; they also may become your possession. 46 `You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But R632 in respect to your countrymen, F361 the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another. 47 `Now if the means F362 of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman F363 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, 48 then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him, 49 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if R633 F364 he prospers, he may redeem himself. 50 `He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him. 51 `If there are still many years, he R634 shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption; 52 and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption. 53 `Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he R635 shall not rule over him with severity in your sight. 54 `Even if he is not redeemed by these F365 means, he R636 shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him. 55 `For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
F359 Lit brother
F360 Lit begotten
F361 Lit brothers
F362 Lit hand...reaches
F363 Lit brother
F364 Lit if his hand has reached and
F365 Or these years
R629 Exodus 21:2-6; Deuteronomy 15:12-18; 1 Kings 9:22
R630 Exodus 21:2
R631 Exodus 1:13,14; Leviticus 25:46,53; Ezekiel 34:4; Colossians 4:1
R632 Leviticus 25:43
R633 Leviticus 25:26,27
R634 Leviticus 25:16
R635 Leviticus 25:43
R636 Leviticus 25:10,13,28
BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; Copyright Statement: The New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995; Audio Recording Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, (P) 1989 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For usage information, please read the NASB Copyright Statement.