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Leviticus 25:47-49 New English Translation (NET Bible)

47 “‘If a resident foreigner who is with you prospers[a] and your brother becomes impoverished with regard to him so that[b] he sells himself to a resident foreigner who is with you or to a member[c] of a foreigner’s family, 48 after he has sold himself he retains a right of redemption.[d] One of his brothers may redeem him, 49 or his uncle or his cousin[e] may redeem him, or any one of the rest of his blood relatives—his family[f]—may redeem him, or if[g] he prospers he may redeem himself.


  1. Leviticus 25:47 tn Heb “And if the hand of a foreigner and resident with you reaches” (cf. v. 26 for this idiom).
  2. Leviticus 25:47 tn Heb “and.” The Hebrew conjunction ו (vav, “and”) can be considered to have resultative force here.
  3. Leviticus 25:47 tn Heb “offshoot, descendant.”
  4. Leviticus 25:48 tn Heb “right of redemption shall be to him.”
  5. Leviticus 25:49 tn Heb “the son of his uncle.”
  6. Leviticus 25:49 tn Heb “or from the remainder of his flesh from his family.”
  7. Leviticus 25:49 tc The LXX, followed by the Syriac, actually has “if,” which is not in the MT.
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