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Compare Translations for Leviticus 27:31

Leviticus 27:31 ASV
And if a man will redeem aught of his tithe, he shall add unto it the fifth part thereof.
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Leviticus 27:31 BBE
And if a man has a desire to get back any of the tenth part which he has given, let him give a fifth more.
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Leviticus 27:31 CEB
If someone wishes to buy back part of their tenth-part gift, they must add one-fifth to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 CJB
If someone wants to redeem any of his tenth, he must add to it one-fifth.
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Leviticus 27:31 RHE
And if any man will redeem his tithes, he shall add the fifth part of them.
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Leviticus 27:31 ESV
If a man wishes to redeem some of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 GW
If you buy back any part of it, you must add one-fifth more to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 GNT
If you wish to buy any of it back, you must pay the standard price plus an additional 20 percent.
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Leviticus 27:31 HNV
If a man will redeem anything of his tithe, he shall add to it the fifth part of it.
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Leviticus 27:31 CSB
If a man decides to redeem any part of this tenth, he must add one-fifth to its value.
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Leviticus 27:31 KJV
And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
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Leviticus 27:31 LEB
And if a man indeed redeems from his tithe, he shall add a fifth of its [value] onto it.
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Leviticus 27:31 NAS
'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.
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Leviticus 27:31 NCV
If a person wants to get back that tenth, one-fifth must be added to its price.
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Leviticus 27:31 NIRV
Suppose a man buys back some of his tenth. Then he must add a fifth of the cost to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 NIV
If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 NKJV
If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 NLT
If you want to redeem the LORD's tenth of the fruit or grain, you must pay its value, plus 20 percent.
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Leviticus 27:31 NRS
If persons wish to redeem any of their tithes, they must add one-fifth to them.
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Leviticus 27:31 RSV
If a man wishes to redeem any of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 DBY
And if any one will at all redeem of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth thereof.
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Leviticus 27:31 MSG
If a man buys back any of the tenth he has given, he must add twenty percent to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 WBT
And if a man will at all redeem [aught] of his tithes, he shall add to it the fifth [part] of it.
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Leviticus 27:31 TMB
And if a man will at all redeem aught of his tithes, he shall add thereto a fifth part thereof.
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Leviticus 27:31 TNIV
Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it.
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Leviticus 27:31 TYN
Yf any man will redeme oughte of his tithes, let him adde the fifte parte moare thereto.
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Leviticus 27:31 WEB
If a man will redeem anything of his tithe, he shall add to it the fifth part of it.
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Leviticus 27:31 WYC
soothly if any man will again-buy his tithes, he shall add to (them) the fifth part of those; (and if anyone will buy back his tithes, he shall add the fifth part to their value;)
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Leviticus 27:31 YLT
`And if a man really redeem [any] of his tithe, its fifth he addeth to it.
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Leviticus 27 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 27

The law concerning vows, Of persons and animals. (1-13) Vows concerning houses and land. (14-25) Devoted things not to be redeemed. (26-33) Conclusion. (34)

Verses 1-13 Zeal for the service of God disposed the Israelites, on some occasions, to dedicate themselves or their children to the service of the Lord, in his house for life. Some persons who thus dedicated themselves might be employed as assistants; in general they were to be redeemed for a value. It is good to be zealously affected and liberally disposed for the Lord's service; but the matter should be well weighed, and prudence should direct as to what we do; else rash vows and hesitation in doing them will dishonour God, and trouble our own minds.

Verses 14-25 Our houses, lands, cattle, and all our substance, must be used to the glory of God. It is acceptable to him that a portion be given to support his worship, and to promote his cause. But God would not approve such a degree of zeal as ruined a man's family.

Verses 26-33 Things or persons devoted, are distinguished from things or persons that were only sanctified. Devoted things were most holy to the Lord, and could neither be taken back nor applied to other purposes. Whatever productions they had the benefit, God must be honoured with the tenth of, if it could be applied. Thus they acknowledge God to be the Owner of their land, the Giver of its fruits, and themselves to be his tenants, and dependants upon him. Thus they gave him thanks for the plenty they enjoyed, and besought his favour in the continuance of it. We are taught to honour the Lord with our substance.

Verse 34 The last verse seems to have reference to this whole book. Many of the precepts in it are moral, and always binding; others are ceremonial, and peculiar to the Jewish nation; yet they have a spiritual meaning, and so teach us; for unto us, by these institutions, is the gospel preached, as well as unto them, Heb. 4:2 . The doctrine of reconciliation to God by a Mediator, is not clouded with the smoke of burning sacrifice, but cleared by the knowledge of Christ and him crucified. We are under the sweet and easy institutions of the gospel, which pronounces those true worshippers, who worship the Father in spirit and truth, by Christ only, and in his name. Yet, let us not think, because we are not tied to the ceremonial rites and oblations, that a little care, time, and expense, will serve to honour God with. Having boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, let us draw near with a true heart, and in full assurance of faith, worshipping God with the more cheerfulness and humble confidence, still saying, BLESSED BE GOD FOR JESUS CHRIST.

Leviticus 27 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Leviticus 27:1-18 . CONCERNING VOWS.

2-8. When a man shall make a singular vow, &c.--Persons have, at all times and in all places, been accustomed to present votive offerings, either from gratitude for benefits received, or in the event of deliverance from apprehended evil. And Moses was empowered, by divine authority, to prescribe the conditions of this voluntary duty.
the persons shall be for the Lord, &c.--better rendered thus:--"According to thy estimation, the persons shall be for the Lord." Persons might consecrate themselves or their children to the divine service, in some inferior or servile kind of work about the sanctuary ( 1 Samuel 3:1 ). In the event of any change, the persons so devoted had the privilege in their power of redeeming themselves; and this chapter specifies the amount of the redemption money, which the priest had the discretionary power of reducing, as circumstances might seem to require. Those of mature age, between twenty and sixty, being capable of the greatest service, were rated highest; young people, from five till twenty, less, because not so serviceable; infants, though devotable by their parents before birth ( 1 Samuel 1:11 ), could not be offered nor redeemed till a month after birth; old people were valued below the young, but above children; and the poor--in no case freed from payment, in order to prevent the rash formation of vows--were rated according to their means.

9-13. if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the Lord--a clean beast. After it had been vowed, it could neither be employed in common purposes nor exchanged for an equivalent--it must be sacrificed--or if, through some discovered blemish, it was unsuitable for the altar, it might be sold, and the money applied for the sacred service--such as an ass or camel, for instance, had been vowed, it was to be appropriated to the use of the priest at the estimated value, or it might be redeemed by the person vowing on payment of that value, and the additional fine of a fifth more.

14, 15. when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the Lord, &c.--In this case, the house having been valued by the priest and sold, the proceeds of the sale were to be dedicated to the sanctuary. But if the owner wished, on second thought, to redeem it, he might have it by adding a fifth part to the price.

16-24. if a man shall sanctify unto the Lord some aprt of a field of his possession, &c.--In the case of acquired property in land, if not redeemed, it returned to the donor at the Jubilee; whereas the part of a hereditary estate, which had been vowed, did not revert to the owner, but remained attached in perpetuity to the sanctuary. The reason for this remarkable difference was to lay every man under an obligation to redeem the property, or stimulate his nearest kinsman to do it, in order to prevent a patrimonial inheritance going out from any family in Israel.

26, 27. Only the firstling of the beasts--These, in the case of clean beasts, being consecrated to God by a universal and standing law ( Exodus 13:12 , 34:19 ), could not be devoted; and in that of unclean beasts, were subject to the rule mentioned ( Leviticus 27:11 Leviticus 27:12 ).

28, 29. no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the Lord of all that he hath, . . . shall be sold or redeemed--This relates to vows of the most solemn kind--the devotee accompanying his vow with a solemn imprecation on himself not to fail in accomplishing his declared purpose.

29. shall surely be put to death--This announcement imported not that the person was to be sacrificed or doomed to a violent death; but only that he should remain till death unalterably in the devoted condition. The preceding regulations were evidently designed to prevent rashness in vowing ( Ecclesiastes 5:4 ) and to encourage serious and considerate reflection in all matters between God and the soul ( Luke 21:4 ).

30-33. all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land--This law gave the sanction of divine authority to an ancient usage ( Genesis 14:20 , 28:22 ). The whole produce of the land was subjected to the tithe tribute--it was a yearly rent which the Israelites, as tenants, paid to God, the owner of the land, and a thank offering they rendered to Him for the bounties of His providence. (See Proverbs 3:9 , 1 Corinthians 9:11 , Galatians 6:6 ).

32. whatsoever passeth under the rod, &c.--This alludes to the mode of taking the tithe of cattle, which were made to pass singly through a narrow gateway, where a person with a rod, dipped in ochre, stood, and counting them, marked the back of every tenth beast, whether male or female, sound or unsound.

34. These are the commandments, &c.--The laws contained in this book, for the most part ceremonial, had an important spiritual bearing, the study of which is highly instructive ( Romans 10:4 , Hebrews 4:2 , 12:18 ). They imposed a burdensome yoke ( Acts 15:10 ), but yet in the infantine age of the Church formed the necessary discipline of "a schoolmaster to Christ" [ Galatians 3:24 ].