Isaiah 52:3
New International Version
For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.”

New Living Translation
For this is what the LORD says: “When I sold you into exile, I received no payment. Now I can redeem you without having to pay for you.”

English Standard Version
For thus says the LORD: “You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.”

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.”

King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

New King James Version
For thus says the LORD: “You have sold yourselves for nothing, And you shall be redeemed without money.”

New American Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and you will be redeemed without money.”

NASB 1995
For thus says the LORD, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money.”

NASB 1977
For thus says the LORD, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money.”

Amplified Bible
For the LORD says this, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed, but not with money.”

Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and you will be redeemed without silver.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says:” You were sold for nothing, and you will be redeemed without silver.”

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah, Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because thus says LORD JEHOVAH: “You have been bought without charge, and you shall be saved, not with silver

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thus saith the Lord, Ye have been sold for nought; and ye shall not be ransomed with silver.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD says: My people, you were sold, but not for money; now you will be set free, but not for a payment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord: You were sold gratis, and you shall be redeemed without money.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD, Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

Good News Translation
The Sovereign LORD says to his people, "When you became slaves, no money was paid for you; in the same way nothing will be paid to set you free.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: You were sold, but no price was paid. You will be bought back, but without money.

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and you'll be redeemed without money."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus saith the LORD: Ye were sold for nought; And ye shall be redeemed without money.

Literal Standard Version
For thus said YHWH: “You have been sold for nothing, And you are redeemed without money.”

NET Bible
For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and you will not be redeemed for money."

New Heart English Bible
For thus says the LORD, "You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money."

World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh, "You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money."

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah: 'For nought ye have been sold, And not by money are ye redeemed.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Deliverance for Jerusalem
2Shake off your dust! Rise up and sit on your throne, O Jerusalem. Remove the chains from your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion. 3For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.” 4For this is what the Lord GOD says: “At first My people went down to Egypt to live, then Assyria oppressed them without cause.…

Cross References
1 Peter 1:18
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers,

Psalm 44:12
You sell Your people for nothing; no profit do You gain from their sale.

Isaiah 1:27
Zion will be redeemed with justice, her repentant ones with righteousness.

Isaiah 45:13
I will raise up Cyrus in righteousness, and I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild My city and set My exiles free, but not for payment or reward, says the LORD of Hosts."

Isaiah 50:1
This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of My creditors did I sell you? Look, you were sold for your iniquities, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Isaiah 62:12
And they will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of The LORD; and you will be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

Isaiah 63:4
For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come.


Treasury of Scripture

For thus said the LORD, You have sold yourselves for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.

Isaiah 45:13
I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 50:1
Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.

Psalm 44:12
Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.









(3) Ye have sold yourselves . . .--Literally, ye were sold. The people had complained that Jehovah had "sold them" into the hands of their enemies (Psalm 44:12). "Not so," is the answer. "There was no real sale, only a temporary transfer, and therefore Jehovah can redeem you at His own pleasure. A comparison with Isaiah 43:3, shows how spiritual truths may present aspects that require the most opposite illustrations.

Verse 3. - Ye have sold yourselves for nought; rather, for nought were ye sold. God received nothing when he allowed his people to become the slaves of the Babylonians. He took no price for them (see Isaiah 50:1), and therefore is free to claim them back without payment (comp. Isaiah 45:13). He has but to say the word; and he is about to say it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

this is what
כֹה֙ (ḵōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“You were sold
נִמְכַּרְתֶּ֑ם (nim·kar·tem)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 4376: To sell

for nothing,
חִנָּ֖ם (ḥin·nām)
Adverb
Strong's 2600: Gratis, devoid of cost, reason, advantage

and without
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

money
בְכֶ֖סֶף (ḇə·ḵe·sep̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

you will be redeemed.
תִּגָּאֵֽלוּ׃ (tig·gā·’ê·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman


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