Leviticus 27:16

Overview - Leviticus 27
He that makes a singular vow must be the Lord's.
The estimation of the person;
of a beast given by vow;
14 of a house;
16 of a field, and the redemption thereof.
28 No devoted thing may be redeemed.
30 The tithe may not be changed.
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Leviticus 27:16  (King James Version)
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 homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

some part
Though the words "some part" are not expressed, yet it is generally allowed that they should be supplied here; as it was not lawful for a man to alienate in this manner his whole patrimony: he might express his good will for the house of God but he must not impoverish his own family.

of a field
Acts 4:34-37 ; 5:4

an homer
or, the land of an homer, etc., i.e, as much land
as required a homer of barley to sow it. The {homer} was very different from the {omer;} the latter held about three quarts, the former seventy-five gallons three pints.
Isaiah 5:10 ; Ezekiel 45:11-14 ; Hosea 3:2