Leviticus 25:50
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English Standard Version
He shall calculate with his buyer from the year when he sold himself to him until the year of jubilee, and the price of his sale shall vary with the number of years. The time he was with his owner shall be rated as the time of a hired worker.

King James Bible
And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him.

American Standard Version
And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he sold himself to him unto the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years; according to the time of a hired servant shall he be with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Counting only the years from the time of his selling unto the year of the jubilee: and counting the money that he was sold for, according to the number of the years and the reckoning of a hired servant,

English Revised Version
And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he sold himself to him unto the year of jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years; according to the time of an hired servant shall he be with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shall reckon with him that bought him, from the year that he was sold to him, to the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according to the number of years, according to the time of a hired servant shall it be with him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As the Israelites could only hold in slavery servants and maid-servants whom they had bought of foreign nations, or foreigners who had settled in the land, these they might leave as an inheritance to their children, and "through them they might work," i.e., have slave-labour performed, but not through their brethren the children of Israel (Leviticus 25:46, cf. Leviticus 25:43).

Leviticus 25:50 Parallel Commentaries

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reckon

Leviticus 25:27 Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it...

price of his sale This was a very equitable law, both to the sojourner to whom the man was sold, and to the Israelite who had been sold. The Israelite might redeem himself, or one of his kindred might redeem him; but this must not be done to the prejudice of his master. They were therefore to reckon the years he must have served, from that time till the jubilee; and then taking the current wages of a servant, per year, at that time, multiply the remaining years by that sum, and the aggregate was to be given to his master for his redemption. The Jews hold that the kindred of such a person were bound, if in their power, to redeem him, lest he should be swallowed up among the heathen; and we find (ne

Leviticus 5:8 And he shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck...

) that this was done by the Jews on their return from the Babylonish captivity.

according to the time

Leviticus 25:40,53 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with you, and shall serve you to the year of jubilee...

Deuteronomy 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant to you...

Job 7:1,2 Is there not an appointed time to man on earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling...

Job 14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

Isaiah 16:14 But now the LORD has spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned...

Isaiah 21:16 For thus has the LORD said to me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

Cross References
Leviticus 25:28
But if he does not have sufficient means to recover it, then what he sold shall remain in the hand of the buyer until the year of jubilee. In the jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his property.

Leviticus 25:49
or his uncle or his cousin may redeem him, or a close relative from his clan may redeem him. Or if he grows rich he may redeem himself.

Leviticus 25:51
If there are still many years left, he shall pay proportionately for his redemption some of his sale price.

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