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Leviticus 25:15-17 New English Translation (NET Bible)

15 You may buy it from your fellow citizen according to the number of years since[a] the last Jubilee; he may sell it to you according to the years of produce that are left.[b] 16 The more years there are,[c] the more you may make its purchase price, and the fewer years there are,[d] the less you must make its purchase price, because he is only selling to you a number of years of[e] produce. 17 No one is to oppress his fellow citizen,[f] but you must fear your God, because I am the Lord your God.


  1. Leviticus 25:15 tn Heb “in the number of years after.”
  2. Leviticus 25:15 tn The words “that are left” are not in the Hebrew text, but are implied.sn The purchaser is actually buying only the crops that the land will produce until the next Jubilee, since the land will revert to the original owner at that time. The purchaser, therefore, is not actually buying the land itself.
  3. Leviticus 25:16 tn Heb “To the mouth of the many years.”
  4. Leviticus 25:16 tn Heb “to the mouth of the few years.”
  5. Leviticus 25:16 tn Heb “a number of produce”; the words “years of” are implied. As an alternative this could be translated “a number of harvests” (cf. NRSV, NLT).
  6. Leviticus 25:17 tn Heb “And you shall not oppress a man his fellow citizen.”
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