The Meaning of Leviticus 25:34 Explained

Leviticus 25:34

KJV: But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

YLT: And a field, a suburb of their cities, is not sold; for a possession age-during it is to them.

Darby: And the field of the suburbs of their cities shall not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

ASV: But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

What does Leviticus 25:34 Mean?

Context Summary

Leviticus 25:18-34 - Consideration For The Poor
It was good for the land to lie fallow for one year in seven; and it was a wise provision that it should not be sold in perpetuity. This enactment prevented the stamping out of the small land owners, and the accumulation of the land in the hands of a few wealthy families. Though a man might be compelled by stress of circumstances to sell his little farm to a wealthy creditor, when the fiftieth year came around it returned to his possession and there was no further claim on the part of the creditor against him and his estate.
With what joy must debtors and bondservants have heard the notes of the trumpet ring out. For us, the lesson is that our Lord has proclaimed "the acceptable year of the Lord." All that we lost in Adam is restored to us in the redemption; that is, in Christ Jesus. Nay, we have greatly gained! Where sin abounded, grace has super abounded. For innocence, we have purity; for a garden, a city; for the evening fellowship with God, the knowledge that we are sons and heirs. [source]

Chapter Summary: Leviticus 25

1  the Sabbath of the seventh year
8  The jubilee in the fiftieth year
14  Of oppression
18  A blessing of obedience
23  The redemption of land
29  Of houses
35  Compassion to the poor
39  The usage of bondmen
47  The redemption of servants

What do the individual words in Leviticus 25:34 mean?

But the field of the common-land of their cities not may be sold for [is] possession Perpetual it their -
וּֽשְׂדֵ֛ה מִגְרַ֥שׁ עָרֵיהֶ֖ם לֹ֣א יִמָּכֵ֑ר כִּֽי־ אֲחֻזַּ֥ת עוֹלָ֛ם [is]ה֖וּא לָהֶֽם ס

וּֽשְׂדֵ֛ה  But  the  field 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: שָׂדֶה 
Sense: field, land.
מִגְרַ֥שׁ  of  the  common-land 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: מִגְרָשׁ 
Sense: common, common land, open land, suburb.
עָרֵיהֶ֖ם  of  their  cities 
Parse: Noun, feminine plural construct, third person masculine plural
Root: עִיר 
Sense: excitement, anguish.
יִמָּכֵ֑ר  may  be  sold 
Parse: Verb, Nifal, Imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: מָכַר  
Sense: to sell.
אֲחֻזַּ֥ת  [is]  possession 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular construct
Root: אֲחֻזָּה  
Sense: possession, property.
עוֹלָ֛ם  Perpetual 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: עֹולָם  
Sense: long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world.
ס  - 
Parse: Punctuation

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