Leviticus 27:31

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

Leviticus 27:31 in Other Translations

31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
31 If a man wishes to redeem some of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it.
31 If you want to buy back the LORD ’s tenth of the grain or fruit, you must pay its value, plus 20 percent.
31 If a man buys back any of the tenth he has given, he must add twenty percent to it.
31 If a man decides to redeem any part of this tenth, he must add one-fifth to its value.

Leviticus 27:31 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 27:31

And if a man, will redeem [ought] of his tithes
Of his own, and not his neighbour's, as Jarchi observes; for if he redeemed the tithes of his neighbour, but did not add a fifth part, which he was obliged to do if he redeemed his own, as follows:

he shall add thereunto the fifth [part] thereof;
besides giving the value for what part of his tithes he redeemed, he gave a fifth part of that sum over and above; as, supposing the tithe was worth fifty shillings, then he gave that, and ten shillings more, and so in proportion. The use of this redemption, as Jarchi suggests, was, that he might have liberty of eating it in any place: for he understands it of the second tithe, as before observed, and which was to be eaten at Jerusalem.

Leviticus 27:31 In-Context

29 “ ‘No person devoted to destruction may be ransomed; they are to be put to death.
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 Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it.
32 Every tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod—will be holy to the LORD.
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.’ ”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Leviticus 25:25
  • 2. Leviticus 5:16
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