Leviticus 27 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke to Moses. He said, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Speak to the People of Israel. Tell them: If anyone wants to vow the value of a person to the service of God, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate persons to the LORD by giving equivalent values,
3 set the value of a man between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels of silver, according to the Sanctuary shekel. 3 set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel;
4 For a woman the valuation is thirty shekels. 4 and if it is a female, set her value at thirty shekels.
5 If the person is between the ages of five and twenty, set the value at twenty shekels for a male and ten shekels for a female. 5 If it is a person between the ages of five and twenty, set the value of a male at twenty shekels and of a female at ten shekels.
6 If the person is between one month and five years, set the value at five shekels of silver for a boy and three shekels of silver for a girl. 6 If it is a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekels of silver and that of a female at three shekels of silver.
7 If the person is over sixty, set the value at fifteen shekels for a man and ten shekels for a woman. 7 If it is a person sixty years old or more, set the value of a male at fifteen shekels and of a female at ten shekels.
8 If anyone is too poor to pay the stated amount, he is to present the person to the priest, who will then set the value for him according to what the person making the vow can afford. 8 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.
9 "If he vowed an animal that is acceptable as an offering to God, the animal is given to God and becomes the property of the Sanctuary. 9 " '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.
10 He must not exchange or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good one; if he should dishonestly substitute one animal for another, both the original and the substitute become property of the Sanctuary. 10 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.
11 If what he vowed is a ritually unclean animal, one that is not acceptable as an offering to God, the animal must be shown to the priest, 11 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,
12 who will set its value, either high or low. Whatever the priest sets will be its value. 12 who will judge its quality as good or bad. Whatever value the priest then sets, that is what it will be.
13 If the owner changes his mind and wants to redeem it, he must add twenty percent to its value. 13 If the owner wishes to redeem the animal, he must add a fifth to its value.
14 "If a man dedicates his house to God, into the possession of the Sanctuary, the priest assesses its value, setting it either high or low. Whatever value the priest sets, that's what it is. 14 " '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.
15 If the man wants to buy it back, he must add twenty percent to its price and then it's his again. 15 If the man who dedicates his house redeems it, he must add a fifth to its value, and the house will again become his.
16 "If a man dedicates to God part of his family land, its value is to be set according to the amount of seed that is needed for it at the rate of fifty shekels of silver to six bushels of barley seed. 16 " '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 of barley seed.
17 If he dedicates his field during the year of Jubilee, the set value stays. 17 If he dedicates his field during the Year of Jubilee, the value that has been set remains.
18 But if he dedicates it after the Jubilee, the priest will compute the value according to the years left until the next Jubilee, reducing the value proportionately. 18 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.
19 If the one dedicating it wants to buy it back, he must add twenty percent to its valuation, and then it's his again. 19 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.
20 But if he doesn't redeem it or sells the field to someone else, it can never be bought back. 20 If, however, he does not redeem the field, or if he has sold it to someone else, it can never be redeemed.
21 When the field is released in the Jubilee, it becomes holy to God, the possession of the Sanctuary, God's field. It goes into the hands of the priests. 21 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.
22 "If a man dedicates to God a field he has bought, a field which is not part of the family land, 22 " 'If a man dedicates to the LORD a field he has bought, which is not part of his family land,
23 the priest will compute its proportionate value in relation to the next year of Jubilee. The man must pay its value on the spot as something that is now holy to God, belonging to the Sanctuary. 23 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.
24 In the year of Jubilee it goes back to its original owner, the man from whom he bought it. 24 In the Year of Jubilee the field will revert to the person from whom he bought it, the one whose land it was.
25 The valuations will be reckoned by the Sanctuary shekel, at twenty gerahs to the shekel. 25 Every value is to be set according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
26 "No one is allowed to dedicate the firstborn of an animal; the firstborn, as firstborn, already belongs to God. No matter if it's cattle or sheep, it already belongs to God. 26 " 'No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the LORD; whether an ox or a sheep, it is the LORD's.
27 If it's one of the ritually unclean animals, he can buy it back at its assessed value by adding twenty percent to it. If he doesn't redeem it, it is to be sold at its assessed value. 27 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.
28 "But nothing that a man irrevocably devotes to God from what belongs to him, whether human or animal or family land, may be either sold or bought back. Everything devoted is holy to the highest degree; it's God's inalienable property. 28 " 'But nothing that a man owns and devotes to the LORD--whether man or animal or family land--may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the LORD.
29 "No human who has been devoted to destruction can be redeemed. He must be put to death. 29 " 'No person devoted to destruction may be ransomed; he must be put to death.
30 "A tenth of the land's produce, whether grain from the ground or fruit from the trees, is God's. It is holy to God. 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.
31 If a man buys back any of the tenth he has given, he must add twenty percent to it. 31 If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it.
32 A tenth of the entire herd and flock, every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod, is holy to God. 32 The entire tithe of the herd and flock--every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod--will be holy to the LORD.
33 He is not permitted to pick out the good from the bad or make a substitution. If he dishonestly makes a substitution, both animals, the original and the substitute, become the possession of the Sanctuary and cannot be redeemed." 33 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.' "
34 These are the commandments that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai for the People of Israel. 34 These are the commands the LORD gave Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites.