Leviticus 27:1-18 NIV

Redeeming What Is the LORD's

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'If anyone makes a special vow1 to dedicate persons to the LORD by giving equivalent values,

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      3 set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekelsa of silver, according to the sanctuary shekelb;2

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        • a 27:3 - That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram); also in verse 16
        • b 27:3 - That is, about 2/5 ounce (about 11.5 grams); also in verse 25
          4 and if it is a female, set her value at thirty shekels.c

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            • c 27:4 - That is, about 12 ounces (about 0.3 kilogram)
              5 If it is a person between the ages of five and twenty, set the value of a male at twenty shekelsd3 and of a female at ten shekels.e

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                • d 27:5 - That is, about 8 ounces (about 0.2 kilogram)
                • e 27:5 - That is, about 4 ounces (about 110 grams); also in verse 7
                  6 If it is a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekelsf4 of silver and that of a female at three shekelsg of silver.

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                    • f 27:6 - That is, about 2 ounces (about 55 grams)
                    • g 27:6 - That is, about 1 1/4 ounces (about 35 grams)
                      7 If it is a person sixty years old or more, set the value of a male at fifteen shekelsh and of a female at ten shekels.

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                        • h 27:7 - That is, about 6 ounces (about 170 grams)
                          8 If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay5 the specified amount, he is to present the person to the priest, who will set the value6 for him according to what the man making the vow can afford.

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                              9 " 'If what he vowed is an animal that is acceptable as an offering to the LORD,7 such an animal given to the LORD becomes holy.8

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                                  10 He must not exchange it or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good one;9 if he should substitute one animal for another, both it and the substitute become holy.

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                                      11 If what he vowed is a ceremonially unclean animal10--one that is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD--the animal must be presented to the priest,

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                                      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 wishes to redeem11 the animal, he must add a fifth to its value.12

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                                          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 who dedicates his house redeems it,13 he must add a fifth to its value, and the house will again become his.

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                                              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 homeri of barley seed.

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                                                • i 27:16 - That is, probably about 6 bushels (about 220 liters)
                                                  17 If he dedicates his field during the Year of Jubilee, the value that has been set remains.
                                                  18 But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee,14 the priest will determine the value according to the number of years that remain15 until the next Year of Jubilee, and its set value will be reduced.

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