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- Leviticus 25:17
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“Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the Lord your God.”
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Leviticus 25:17 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“Ye shall not” ||וְלֹ֤א ||Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles || not |
|“therefore oppress” ||תוֹנוּ֙ ||To rage or be violent; by implication, to suppress, to maltreat ||therefore oppress |
|“one” ||אִ֣ישׁ ||A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) ||one |
|“another;” ||עֲמִית֔וֹ ||Companionship; hence (concretely) a comrade or kindred man ||another |
|“but thou shalt fear” ||וְיָרֵ֖אתָ ||To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten || fear |
|“thy God:” ||מֵֽאֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ ||Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative || God |
|“for” ||כִּ֛י ||(by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed ||for |
|“I” ||אֲנִ֥י ||I ||I |
|“am” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“the Lord” ||יְהוָֹ֖ה ||(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God || Lord |
|“your God.” ||אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם׃ ||Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative || God |
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15 According to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:
16 According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sell unto thee.
17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the Lord your God.
18 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.
19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.
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