For thus says the LORD,
You have sold yourselves for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.
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George Leo Haydock
Money. The Chaldeans acted impolitically in leaving the country without inhabitants, and Cyrus will derive no immediate advantage from your return. (Calmet)
The Jews had not injured the Chaldeans, nor mankind the devil. But both had offended God, who out of mercy paid their ransom. (Worthington)