Leviticus 25:13

13 “ ‘In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to their own property.

Read Leviticus 25:13 Using Other Translations

In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.
"In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property.
In the Year of Jubilee each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors.

What does Leviticus 25:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 25:13

In the year of this jubilee
In the beginning of it, as Aben Ezra, though not on the first day of Tisri, but the tenth day, the day of atonement, when the trumpet was blown: ye shall return every man unto his possession;
which is repeated from ( Leviticus 25:10 ) ; the reason of which, the Jews say, is to include gifts, and which, according to them, are like sales, and returned in the year of "jubilee"; that is, if a man gave his estate in possession to another, he returned to it, in the year of jubilee, equally as if he had sold it; and therefore they observe the same phrase is twice used by Moses, to include gifts F25: but perhaps the truer reason is, because this was a special business done at this time, and of great importance; the word "return" being so often used, may serve to confirm the sense of the word "jubilee", given previously, (See Gill on Leviticus 25:9).


F25 Misn. Becorot, c. 8. sect. 10. & Bartenora in ib.
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