If it is one of the unclean animals,1 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.
" 'But nothing that a man owns and devotesa2 to the LORD--whether man or animal or family land--may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy3 to the LORD.
" 'No person devoted to destructionb may be ransomed; he must be put to death.430
" 'A tithe5 of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy6 to the LORD.
If a man redeems7 any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value8 to it.
The entire tithe of the herd and flock--every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod9--will be holy to the LORD.
He must not pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution.10 If he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed.11' "
These are the commands the LORD gave Moses on Mount Sinai12 for the Israelites.13