Leviticus 25:32

“Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 25:32

Notwithstanding, the cities of the Leuites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Leuites redeeme at any time.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the houses in the towns of the Levites may be got back by the Levites at any time.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
- Webster's Bible

'Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.
- World English Bible

`As to cities of the Levites -- houses of the cities of their possession -- redemption age-during is to the Levites;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But as for the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, the Levites shall have a perpetual right of redemption.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 25:32

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 25:32


25:30 It shall not go out - The reasons before alledged for lands do not hold in such houses; there was no danger of confusion in tribes or families by the alienation of houses. The seller also had a greater propriety in houses than in lands, as being commonly built by the owner's cost and diligence, and therefore had a fuller power to dispose of them. Besides, God would hereby encourage persons to buy and possess houses in such places, as frequency and fulness of inhabitants in cities, was a great strength, honour and advantage to the whole land.

25:31 In the villages - Because they belonged to and were necessary for the management of the lands.

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.


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