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Leviticus 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Redeeming What Is the Lord’s

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:1 - The LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:2 - “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate a person to the LORD by giving the equivalent value,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:3 - set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels[fn] of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel[fn];

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:4 - for a female, set her value at thirty shekels[fn];

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:5 - for a person between the ages of five and twenty, set the value of a male at twenty shekels[fn] and of a female at ten shekels[fn];

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:6 - for a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekels[fn] of silver and that of a female at three shekels[fn] of silver;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:7 - for a person sixty years old or more, set the value of a male at fifteen shekels[fn] and of a female at ten shekels.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:8 - If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, the person being dedicated is to be presented to the priest, who will set the value according to what the one making the vow can afford.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:9 - “ ‘If what they vowed is an animal that is acceptable as an offering to the LORD, such an animal given to the LORD becomes holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:10 - They must not exchange it or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good one; if they should substitute one animal for another, both it and the substitute become holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:11 - If what they 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:12 - who will judge its quality as good or bad. Whatever value the priest then sets, that is what it will be.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:13 - If the owner wishes to redeem the animal, a fifth must be added to its value.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:14 - “ ‘If anyone dedicates their 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:15 - If the one who dedicates their house wishes to redeem it, they must add a fifth to its value, and the house will again become theirs.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:16 - “ ‘If anyone dedicates to the LORD part of their family land, its value is to be set according to the amount of seed required for it—fifty shekels of silver to a homer[fn] of barley seed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:17 - If they dedicate a field during the Year of Jubilee, the value that has been set remains.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:18 - But if they dedicate a 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:19 - If the one who dedicates the field wishes to redeem it, they must add a fifth to its value, and the field will again become theirs.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 - If, however, they do not redeem the field, or if they have sold it to someone else, it can never be redeemed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:21 - When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will become holy, like a field devoted to the LORD; it will become priestly property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:22 - “ ‘If anyone dedicates to the LORD a field they have bought, which is not part of their family land,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:23 - the priest will determine its value up to the Year of Jubilee, and the owner must pay its value on that day as something holy to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:24 - In the Year of Jubilee the field will revert to the person from whom it was bought, the one whose land it was.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:25 - Every value is to be set according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:26 - “ ‘No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the LORD; whether an ox[fn] or a sheep, it is the LORD’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - If it is one of the unclean animals, it may be bought back at its set value, adding a fifth of the value to it. If it is not redeemed, it is to be sold at its set value.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - “ ‘But nothing that a person owns and devotes[fn] to the LORD—whether a human being or an animal or family land—may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:29 - “ ‘No person devoted to destruction[fn] may be ransomed; they are to be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:30 - “ ‘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.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:31 - Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:32 - Every tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod—will be holy to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:33 - No one may pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution. If anyone does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed.’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:34 - These are the commands the LORD gave Moses at Mount Sinai for the Israelites.
NIV Footnotes
That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams; also in verse 16
That is, about 2/5 ounce or about 12 grams; also in verse 25
That is, about 12 ounces or about 345 grams
That is, about 8 ounces or about 230 grams
That is, about 4 ounces or about 115 grams; also in verse 7
That is, about 2 ounces or about 58 grams
That is, about 1 1/4 ounces or about 35 grams
That is, about 6 ounces or about 175 grams
That is, probably about 300 pounds or about 135 kilograms
The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.
The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD.
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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