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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
spake. See note on Leviticus 5:14 .
mount Sinai. See note in title "Leviticus"; not out of the tabernacle.
children. Hebrew sons.
When, &c. See note on Leviticus 14:34 .
keep a sabbath. Hebrew sabbath a sabbatizing. Figure of speech Polyptoton. App-6 . For emphasis = keep a sacred sabbath.
sabbath of rest. See note on Exodus 16:23 .
undressed = unpruned.
sabbath. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of the Adjunct), App-6 , for the fruits of the seventh year.
increase = gain or profit. Hebrew. tebu'ah. So in verses: Leviticus 25:12 , Leviticus 25:20 ; not in verses: Leviticus 25:16 , Leviticus 25:36 , Leviticus 25:37 .
seven sabbaths of years. 7 x 7 = 49. See App-10 .
trumpet = a curved horn of jubilee, i.e. of loud or joyful sound. Hebrew. yobel. First jubilee; the last at the Nativity (the 29th).
atonement. See note on Exodus 29:33 .
hallow-set apart. Hebrew. chadash. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
proclaim = cause public notice to be given.
holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
man. Heb 'ish . App-14 .
oppress = overreach.
According = in proportion. The estimation of value regulated by nearness of the jubilee. (So our estimation of value of earthly things governed by our sense of the nearness of Christ's coming.)
safety = confidence.
What . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . (A lesson for us. God's "I will" the answer to our "What? ").
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
for ever. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Whole), App-6 , as we say "in perpetuity" = absolutely or beyond recovery.
the land is Mine. Compare Exodus 15:17 ; Isaiah 14:8 , Isaiah 14:25 ; Jeremiah 2:7 ; Psalms 10:16 ; Psalms 78:54 .
grant = give.
redemption = repurchase. Hebrew. g'aal. See note on Exodus 6:6 .
If. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "And if".
waxen poor = brought low.
any of his kin = his goel, or redeemer, next of kin. See note on Exodus 6:6 .
redeem = Hebrew. g'aal, buy back. See note on Exodus 6:6 .
none to redeem it = no redeemer.
return. The twelve loaves of Leviticus 2:0 4 were a witness as to the People; the jubilee (Leviticus 25:0 ) as to the Land.
within a whole year = within days, "days" being put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), for a whole year of days. App-6 .
the walled city = a city that hath walls.
the cities of the Levites. Compare the forty-eight cities, Numbers 35:1-8 . Joshua 21:1-8 .
if a man purchase of the Levites. Should be "if one of the Levites should not redeem".
their. Some codices, with Targum of Onkelos, have "your".
fallen in decay = "his hands have become shaky" or become feeble.
usury (Hebrew. nashak), is a charge on money.
increase (Hebrew. tarbith or marbith) is a charge on goods. See notes on Leviticus 25:7 with Leviticus 26:4 . These were the definitions of the authorities of the second temple.
and to be your God. Jehovah became their God, by giving them Canaan. Compare Leviticus 26:45 .
sold , as in 2 Kings 4:1 .
brought forth. Note the four occurrences of this expression in these two chapters: Leviticus 26:13 , brought out to be free men (in relation to the Egyptians); Leviticus 25:42 (in relation to fellow-Israelites); Leviticus 25:38 , to be inheritors; and Leviticus 25:55 , to be Jehovah ' s servants.
as bondmen. Hebrew "with the sale of a bondman": i.e. as "bondmen [are sold]".
may redeem. Compare Nehemiah 5:8 .
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