New International Version
"'The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.
King James Bible
The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
Darby Bible Translation
And the land shall not be sold for ever; for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
World English Bible
"'The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.
Young's Literal Translation
And the land is not sold -- to extinction, for the land is Mine, for sojourners and settlers are ye with Me;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The land shall not be sold for ever - the land is mine - As God in a miraculous manner gave them possession of this land, they were therefore to consider themselves merely as tenants to him; and on this ground he, as the great landholder or lord of the soil, prescribes to them all the conditions on which they shall hold it. This one circumstance was peculiarly favorable to their advancement in religion, in righteousness, and true holiness; for feeling that they had nothing which they could call their own upon earth, they must frequently, by this, be put in mind of the necessity of having a permanent dwelling in the heavenly inheritance, and of that preparation without which it could not be possessed.
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for ever. or, to be quite cut off [heb] for cutting off
for ye are
LibrarySojourners with God
'The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.' --LEV. xxv. 23. The singular institution of the Jubilee year had more than one purpose. As a social and economical arrangement it tended to prevent the extremes of wealth and poverty. Every fiftieth year the land was to revert to its original owners, the lineal descendants of those who had 'come in with the conqueror,' Joshua. Debts were to be remitted, slaves emancipated, and so the mountains …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Boniface viii Ad 1294-1303.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
"I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead."
Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, "I have become a foreigner in a foreign land."
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
Throughout the land that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.
1 Kings 21:3
But Naboth replied, "The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my ancestors."
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