New Living Translation
"The Levites always have the right to buy back a house they have sold within the towns allotted to them.
King James Bible
Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
Darby Bible Translation
But as to the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites shall have a perpetual right of redemption.
World English Bible
"'Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.
Young's Literal Translation
'As to cities of the Levites -- houses of the cities of their possession -- redemption age-during is to the Levites;
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BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king, …
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Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren.
"And the Redeemer Shall Come unto Zion, and unto them that Turn,"
But a house in a village--a settlement without fortified walls--will be treated like property in the countryside. Such a house may be bought back at any time, and it must be returned to the original owner in the Year of Jubilee.
And any property that is sold by the Levites--all houses within the Levitical towns--must be returned in the Year of Jubilee. After all, the houses in the towns reserved for the Levites are the only property they own in all Israel.
While Israel was camped beside the Jordan on the plains of Moab across from Jericho, the LORD said to Moses,
These towns will come from the property of the people of Israel. The larger tribes will give more towns to the Levites, while the smaller tribes will give fewer. Each tribe will give property in proportion to the size of its land."
They came to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan and said, "The LORD commanded Moses to give us towns to live in and pasturelands for our livestock."
None of this special land may ever be sold or traded or used by others, for it belongs to the LORD; it is set apart as holy.
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