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Leviticus 25:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, [and] the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, [and] the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But as to the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites shall have a perpetual right of redemption.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, as for the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, an age-abiding right of redemption, shall pertain unto the Levites.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'As to cities of the Levites—houses of the cities of their possession—redemption age-during is to the Levites;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The houses of Levites, which are in cities, may always be redeemed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Notwithstanding, the cities of the Leuites, [and] the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Leuites redeeme at any time.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities in their possession, shall be always redeemable to the Levites.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Notwithstanding the cities of the Lewiyyim, [and] the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Lewiyyim redeem at any time.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Notwithstanding the cities 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
of the Lĉwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
[and] the houses 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of the cities 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
of their possession, 272
{0272} Prime
אֲחֻזָּה
'achuzzah
{akh-ooz-zaw'}
Feminine passive participle of H0270; something seized, that is, a possession (especially of land).
may the Lĉwiyyim לְוִיִּם 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
redeem 1353
{1353} Prime
גְּאֻלָּה
g@ullah
{gheh-ool-law'}
Feminine passive participle of H1350; redemption (including the right and the object); by implication relationship.
x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
at any time. 5769
{5769} Prime
עוֹלָם
`owlam
{o-lawm'}
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 25:32-34

_ _ Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, etc. — The Levites, having no possessions but their towns and their houses, the law conferred on them the same privileges that were granted to the lands of the other Israelites. A certain portion of the lands surrounding the Levitical cities was appropriated to them for the pasturage of their cattle and flocks (Numbers 35:4, Numbers 35:5). This was a permanent endowment for the support of the ministry and could not be alienated for any time. The Levites, however, were at liberty to make exchanges among themselves; and a priest might sell his house, garden, and right of pasture to another priest, but not to an Israelite of another tribe (Jeremiah 41:7-9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 25:23-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the cities:
As the Levites had no inheritance in Israel, but only cities to dwell in; and consequently the houses in these cities were all they could call their own, therefore they could not be ultimately alienated.
Numbers 35:2-8 Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give [also] unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them. ... And the cities which ye shall give [shall be] of the possession of the children of Israel: from [them that have] many ye shall give many; but from [them that have] few ye shall give few: every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according to his inheritance which he inheriteth.
Joshua 21:1-45 Then came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel; ... There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
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