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Leviticus 25:34 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it [is] their perpetual possession.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold, for it [is] their perpetual possession.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the field of the suburbs of their cities shall not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, the field of the pasture-land of their cities, shall not be sold,—for, an age-abiding possession, it is, unto them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And a field, a suburb of their cities, is not sold; for a possession age-during it [is] to them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But let not their suburbs be sold, because it is a perpetual possession.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetuall possession.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the lands set apart for their cities shall not be sold, because this is their perpetual possession.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it [is] their perpetual possession.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But the field 7704
{7704} Prime
שָׂדֶה
sadeh
{saw-deh'}
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
of the suburbs 4054
{4054} Prime
מִגְרָשׁ
migrash
{mig-rawsh'}
From H1644; a suburb (that is, open country whither flocks are driven for pasture); hence the area around a building, or the margin of the sea.
of their 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).
may not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be sold; 4376
{4376} Prime
מָכַר
makar
{maw-kar'}
A primitive root; to sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] their perpetual 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.
possession. 272
{0272} Prime
אֲחֻזָּה
'achuzzah
{akh-ooz-zaw'}
Feminine passive participle of H0270; something seized, that is, a possession (especially of land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 25:32-34.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 25:23-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 25:34

May not be sold — Not sold at all, partly, because it was of absolute necessity for them for the keeping of their cattle, and partly because these were no enclosures, but common fields, in which all the Levites that lived in such a city had an interest, and therefore no particular Levite could dispose of his part in it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 25:34

But the field of the (q) suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it [is] their perpetual possession.

(q) Where the Levites kept their cattle.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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, ... Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet.
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