From the King James Bible, our passage for today:
23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
From the New International Version Bible, our passage for today:
23 The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.
God was saying that the people would one day possess land in Canaan, but in God’s plan, only God’s ownership was absolute. He wanted his people to avoid greed and materialism. If you have the attitude that you are taking care of the Lord’s property, you will make what you have more available to others. This is difficult to do if you have an attitude of ownership. Think of yourself as a manager of all that is under your care, not as an owner.