26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself [1] be able to redeem it;

Other Translations of Leviticus 25:26

New International Version

26 If, however, there is no one to redeem it for them but later on they prosper and acquire sufficient means to redeem it themselves,

English Standard Version

26 If a man has no one to redeem it and then himself becomes prosperous and finds sufficient means to redeem it,

The Message

26 If a man has no one to redeem it but he later prospers and earns enough for its redemption,

New King James Version

26 Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it,

New Living Translation

26 If there is no close relative to buy the land, but the person who sold it gets enough money to buy it back,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 25:26

Commentary on Leviticus 25:23-34

(Read Leviticus 25:23-34)

If the land were not redeemed before the year of jubilee, it then returned to him that sold or mortgaged it. This was a figure of the free grace of God in Christ; by which, and not by any price or merit of our own, we are restored to the favour of God. Houses in walled cities were more the fruits of their own industry than land in the country, which was the direct gift of God's bounty; therefore if a man sold a house in a city, he might redeem it only within a year after the sale. This encouraged strangers and proselytes to come and settle among them.