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Leviticus 25:54

    Leviticus 25:54 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of jubile, both he, and his children with him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, both he, and his children with him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if he be not redeemed by these means , then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, he, and his children with him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if he is not made free in this way, he will go out in the year of Jubilee, he and his children with him.

    Webster's Revision

    And if he be not redeemed by these means , then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, he, and his children with him.

    World English Bible

    If he isn't redeemed by these means, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee, he, and his children with him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if he be not redeemed by these means, then he shall go out in the year of jubile, he, and his children with him.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 25:54

    In these years - More properly, by one of these means. The extreme period of servitude in this case was six years, as when the master was a Hebrew Exo 21:2.

    Looking at the law of the Jubilee from a simply practical point of view, its operation must have tended to remedy those evils which are always growing up in the ordinary conditions of human society. It prevented the permanent accumulation of land in the hands of a few, and periodically raised those whom fault or misfortune had sunk into poverty to a position of competency. It must also have tended to keep alive family feeling, and helped to preserve the family genealogies.

    But in its more special character, as a law given by Yahweh to His special people, it was a standing lesson to those who would rightly regard it, on the terms upon which the enjoyment of the land of promise had been conferred upon them. All the land belonged to Yahweh as its supreme Lord, every Israelite as His vassal belonged to Him. The voice of the Jubilee horns, twice in every century, proclaimed the equitable and beneficent social order appointed for the people; they sounded that acceptable year of Yahweh which was to bring comfort to all that mourned, in which the slavery of sin was to be abolished, and the true liberty of God's children was to be proclaimed Luke 2:25; Isaiah 61:2; Luke 4:19; Acts 3:21; Romans 8:19-23; 1 Peter 1:3-4.