48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:

Other Translations of Leviticus 25:48

New International Version

48 they retain the right of redemption after they have sold themselves. One of their relatives may redeem them:

English Standard Version

48 then after he is sold he may be redeemed. One of his brothers may redeem him,

The Message

48 he still has the right of redemption after he has sold himself. One of his relatives may buy him back.

New King James Version

48 after he is sold he may be redeemed again. One of his brothers may redeem him;

New Living Translation

48 they still retain the right to be bought back, even after they have been purchased. They may be bought back by a brother,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 25:48

Commentary on Leviticus 25:39-55

(Read Leviticus 25:39-55)

A native Israelite, if sold for debt, or for a crime, was to serve but six years, and to go out the seventh. If he sold himself, through poverty, both his work and his usage must be such as were fitting for a son of Abraham. Masters are required to give to their servants that which is just and equal, John 8:32. We cannot ransom our fellow-sinners, but we may point out Christ to them; while by his grace our lives may adorn his gospel, express our love, show our gratitude, and glorify his holy name.