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26 If the person doesn’t have someone to buy it back, but then manages to afford buying it back, 27 they must calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the person to whom they sold it. Then it will go back to the family property.[a] 28 If they cannot afford to make a refund to the buyer, whatever was sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Jubilee year. It will be released in the Jubilee year, at which point it will return to the family property.

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  1. Leviticus 25:27 Or they will go back to their family property; also in 25:28.

26 If, however, there is no one to redeem it for them but later on they prosper(A) and acquire sufficient means to redeem it themselves, 27 they are to determine the value for the years(B) since they sold it and refund the balance to the one to whom they sold it; they can then go back to their own property.(C) 28 But if they do not acquire the means to repay, what was sold will remain in the possession of the buyer until the Year of Jubilee. It will be returned(D) in the Jubilee, and they can then go back to their property.(E)

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