New International Version
If, however, they do not redeem the field, or if they have sold it to someone else, it can never be redeemed.
King James Bible
And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more.
Darby Bible Translation
but if he do not redeem the field, or if he sell the field to another man, it cannot be redeemed any more;
World English Bible
If he will not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more;
Young's Literal Translation
and if he do not redeem the field, or if he hath sold the field to another man, it is not redeemed any more;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Some part of a field - Though the preceding words are not in the text, yet it is generally allowed they should be supplied here, as it was not lawful for a man to vow his whole estate, and thus make his family beggars, in order to enrich the Lord's sanctuary: this God would not permit. The rabbins teach that the land or field, whether good or bad, was valued at forty-eight shekels, for all the years of the jubilee, provided the field was large enough to sow a homer of barley. The חמר chomer was different from the עמר omer: the latter held about three quarts, the former, seventy-five gallons three pints; See the note on Exodus 16:16. Some suppose that the land was rated, not at fifty shekels for the whole of the years of the jubilee, for this would be but about 3s. per annum; but that it was rated according to its produce, fifty shekels for every homer of barley it produced.
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THE Mishnah is always quoted according to Tractate, Chapter (Pereq) and Paragraph (Mishnah), the Chapter being marked in Roman, the paragraph in ordinary Numerals. Thus Ber. ii. 4 means the Mishnic Tractate Berakhoth, second Chapter, fourth Paragraph. The Jerusalem Talmud is distinguished by the abbreviation Jer. before the name of the Tractate. Thus, Jer. Ber. is the Jer. Gemara, or Talmud, of the Tractate Berakhoth. The edition, from which quotations are made, is that commonly used, Krotoschin, …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
If the one who dedicates the field wishes to redeem it, they must add a fifth to its value, and the field will again become theirs.
When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will become holy, like a field devoted to the LORD; it will become priestly property.
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