"‘The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
‘The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.
And remember, the land must never be sold on a permanent basis because it really belongs to me. You are only foreigners and tenants living with me.
"The land cannot be sold permanently because the land is mine and you are foreigners--you're my tenants.
No exchange of land may be for ever, for the land is mine, and you are as my guests, living with me for a time.
The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants.
‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.
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1 tn The term rendered “without reclaim” means that the land has been bought for the full price and is, therefore, not subject to reclaim under any circumstances. This was not to be done with land in ancient Israel (contrast the final full sale of houses in v. 30; see the evidence cited in B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 174).
2 tn That is, the Israelites were strangers and residents who were attached to the