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Leviticus 25:14 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(14) Ye shall not oppress one another.—Better, ye shall not overreach any man his brother. Not only does the Law provide against the poor man losing his land for ever, but enjoins that in the temporary sales the buyer and seller are not to take undue advantage of each other’s circumstances. Hence it was enacted that if any one bought or sold anything for a sixth part more than its value the aggrieved party was entitled to have the excess returned to him, and if it amounted to more than a sixth part, the contract could be rescinded altogether. The fact that the phrase which is here translated “one another” in the Authorised Version is varied in the Hebrew in Lev. 25:17, where it is likewise rendered “one another,” shows that it is not used in this idiomatic sense, but is designed to denote fellow-brethren, members of the same community, those who are related to each other by race and creed, as in Exo. 32:27, Jer. 31:34

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 25:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 25:14 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 25:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 25:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 25:14 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 25:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 25:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 25:14 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 25:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 25:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 25:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 25:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 25:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)