27:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a a singular vow, the persons [shall be] for the LORD by b thy estimation.
(a) As of his son or daughter. 27:3 And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty c shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
(b) Who art the priest.
27:6 And if [it be] from a d month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation [shall be] three shekels of silver.
(c) Read the value of the shekel in ( Exodus 30:13 ).
(d) He speaks of those vows by which the fathers dedicated their children to God who were not of such force; but they might be redeemed from them. 27:8 But if he be poorer e than thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to his ability that vowed shall the priest value him.
(e) If he is not able to pay according to your estimate. 27:9 And if [it be] a f beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all that [any man] giveth of such unto the LORD shall be holy.
27:10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then it and the exchange thereof shall be g holy.
(f) Which is clean, ( Leviticus 11:2 ).
(g) That is, consecrate to the Lord. 27:16 And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD [some part] of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an i homer of barley seed [shall be valued] at fifty shekels of silver.
27:20 And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have k sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more.
(i) Homer is a measure containing ten ephahs, read of an ephah in ( Exodus 16:16 Exodus 16:36 ).
(k) For their own necessity or godly uses. 27:21 But the field, when it goeth out in the jubile, shall be l holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priests.
27:23 Then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of thy estimation, [even] unto the year of the jubile: and he shall give m thine estimation in that day, [as] a holy thing unto the LORD.
(l) That is, who dedicate to the Lord with a curse to him that turns it to his private use, ( Numbers 21:2 ; Deuteronomy 13:15 ; Joshua 9:17 ).
(m) The priests evaluation. 27:26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORDS firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether [it be] ox, or sheep: it [is] the n LORDS.
(n) It was the Lords already. 27:29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; [but] shall surely be o put to death.
(o) It shall remain without redemption. 27:31 And if a man will at all redeem [ought] of his tithes, he shall add thereto the p fifth [part] thereof.
(p) Besides the value of the thing itself. 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, [even] of whatsoever passeth under the q rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
(q) All that which is numbered: that is, every tenth as he falls by tale without exception or respect.