Leviticus 25:50

Overview - Leviticus 25
The sabbath of the seventh year.
The jubilee in the fiftieth year.
14 Of oppression.
18 A blessing of obedience.
23 The redemption of land.
29 Of houses.
35 Compassion to the poor.
39 The usage of bondmen.
47 The redemption of servants.
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Leviticus 25:50  (King James Version)
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.


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 ( Nehemiah 5:8 )that this was done by the Jews on their return from the Babylonish captivity.* according to the time.
Leviticus 25:40 Leviticus 25:53 ; Deuteronomy 15:18 ; Job 7:1 Job 7:2 ; 14:6 Isaiah 16:14 ; 21:16