Leviticus 27:26-34 NIV

26 “ ‘No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the LORD; whether an oxa or a sheep, it is the LORD’s.

References for Leviticus 27:26

    • ¥ 27:26 - The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.
      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.

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          28 “ ‘But nothing that a person owns and devotesb 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.

          References for Leviticus 27:28

            • ¦ 27:28 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord.
              29 “ ‘No person devoted to destructionc may be ransomed; they are to be put to death.

              References for Leviticus 27:29

                • § 27:29 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
                  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.

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                  31 Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it.

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

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                  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.’ ”

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                  34 These are the commands the LORD gave Moses at Mount Sinai for the Israelites.

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