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Leviticus 25:31

31 But houses in villages without walls around them are to be considered as belonging to the open country. They can be redeemed, and they are to be returned in the Jubilee.

Read Leviticus 25:31 Using Other Translations

But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubile.
But the houses of the villages that have no wall around them shall be classified with the fields of the land. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the jubilee.
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.

What does Leviticus 25:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 25:31

But the houses of the villages, which have no walls round
about them
As there were many in the days of Joshua, the Scripture speaks of: the Jews suppose that such are meant, even though they were afterwards walled:

shall be counted as the fields of the country;
and subject to the same law as they:

they may be redeemed;
at any time before the year of jubilee, and if not, then

they shall go out in the jubilee;
to the original owners of them, freely, as Jarchi says, without paying anything for them.

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