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 Leviticus 27:1 - 34
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   Book of Leviticus
   Chapter 27
27:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to Moses,
 
27:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate persons to the LORD by giving equivalent values,
 
27:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels F67 of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel F68 ;
 
27:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and if it is a female, set her value at thirty shekels. F69
 
27:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If it is a person between the ages of five and twenty, set the value of a male at twenty shekels F70 and of a female at ten shekels. F71
 
27:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If it is a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekels F72 of silver and that of a female at three shekels F73 of silver.
 
27:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If it is a person sixty years old or more, set the value of a male at fifteen shekels F74 and of a female at ten shekels.
 
27:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, he is to present the person to the priest, who will set the value for him according to what the man making the vow can afford.
 
27:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'If what he vowed is an animal that is acceptable as an offering to the LORD, such an animal given to the LORD becomes holy.
 
27:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He must not exchange it or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good one; if he should substitute one animal for another, both it and the substitute become holy.
 
27:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If what he vowed is a ceremonially unclean animal - one that is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD - the animal must be presented to the priest,
 
27:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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who will judge its quality as good or bad. Whatever value the priest then sets, that is what it will be.
 
27:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If the owner wishes to redeem the animal, he must add a fifth to its value.
 
27:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'If a man dedicates his house as something holy to the LORD, the priest will judge its quality as good or bad. Whatever value the priest then sets, so it will remain.
 
27:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If the man who dedicates his house redeems it, he must add a fifth to its value, and the house will again become his.
 
27:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'If a man dedicates to the LORD part of his family land, its value is to be set according to the amount of seed required for it - fifty shekels of silver to a homer F75 of barley seed.
 
27:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he dedicates his field during the Year of Jubilee, the value that has been set remains.
 
27:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, the priest will determine the value according to the number of years that remain until the next Year of Jubilee, and its set value will be reduced.
 
27:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If the man who dedicates the field wishes to redeem it, he must add a fifth to its value, and the field will again become his.
 
27:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If, however, he does not redeem the field, or if he has sold it to someone else, it can never be redeemed.
 
27:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will become holy, like a field devoted to the LORD; it will become the property of the priests. F76
 
27:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'If a man dedicates to the LORD a field he has bought, which is not part of his family land,
 
27:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the priest will determine its value up to the Year of Jubilee, and the man must pay its value on that day as something holy to the LORD.
 
27:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the Year of Jubilee the field will revert to the person from whom he bought it, the one whose land it was.
 
27:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Every value is to be set according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
 
27:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the LORD; whether an ox F77 or a sheep, it is the LORD's.
 
27:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If it is one of the unclean animals, he may buy it back at its set value, adding a fifth of the value to it. If he does not redeem it, it is to be sold at its set value.
 
27:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'But nothing that a man owns and devotes F78 to the LORD - whether man or animal or family land - may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the LORD.
 
27:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'No person devoted to destruction F79 may be ransomed; he must be put to death.
 
27:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.
 
27:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it.
 
27:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The entire tithe of the herd and flock - every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod - will be holy to the LORD.
 
27:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He must not pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution. If he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed.'"
 
27:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
These are the commands the LORD gave Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F67 That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram); also in verse 16
F68 That is, about 2/5 ounce (about 11.5 grams); also in verse 25
F69 That is, about 12 ounces (about 0.3 kilogram)
F70 That is, about 8 ounces (about 0.2 kilogram)
F71 That is, about 4 ounces (about 110 grams); also in verse 7
F72 That is, about 2 ounces (about 55 grams)
F73 That is, about 1 1/4 ounces (about 35 grams)
F74 That is, about 6 ounces (about 170 grams)
F75 That is, probably about 6 bushels (about 220 liters)
F76 Or priest
F77 The Hebrew word can include both male and female.
F78 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD.
F79 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them.

 
 

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