13 For the seller shall not return to what he sold so long as they remain among the living. For the vision concerns all her multitude, it shall not be revoked. And because of his guilt, no man shall hold fast to his life.
KEE ha-mo-KHAYR el ha-mim-KAR LO ya-SHUV v’-OD ba-kha-YEEM kha-ya-TAM kee kha-ZON el kol ha-mo-NAH LO ya-SHUV v’-EESH ba-a-vo-NO kha-ya-TO lo yit-kha-ZA-ku
יג כִּי הַמּוֹכֵר אֶל־הַמִּמְכָּר לֹא יָשׁוּב וְעוֹד בַּחַיִּים חַיָּתָם כִּי־חָזוֹן אֶל־כָּל־הֲמוֹנָהּ לֹא יָשׁוּב וְאִישׁ בַּעֲוׂנוֹ חַיָּתוֹ לֹא יִתְחַזָּקוּ׃
7:13 For the seller shall not return to what he sold
The Land of Israel is a sacred trust from Hashem, and in biblical times familial properties could be sold only in times of dire necessity. These sales were always considered temporary, and the family would make extreme efforts to redeem their property, their physical connection to the Holy Land (Leviticus 25). During the yovel, the Jubilee year, even lands which had not been redeemed would be returned to the original owners. In this bitter prophecy, Yechezkel warns that the upcoming exile will prevent both buyer and seller from enjoying the land, since they will be exiled from Eretz Yisrael.