Leviticus 27:30-34

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.’ ”
34 These are the commands the LORD gave Moses at Mount Sinai for the Israelites.

Leviticus 27:30-34 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter contains various laws concerning vows made unto the Lord, whether of persons whose estimation was to be made by the priest, according to their age, sex, and condition, Le 26:1-8; or of beasts, clean and unclean, good or bad, Le 26:9-13; or of houses, fields, and lands, the estimation of which was to be according to its seed, and the time of its being set apart, whether from or after the year of jubilee, and the number of years to it, Le 26:14-25; with this exception to the above laws, that no firstling of the Lord's might be sanctified, and if an unclean beast it might be redeemed, but nothing devoted to the Lord, whether of man, beast, or field, might be sold or redeemed, Le 26:26-29; and the chapter is concluded with some laws concerning the redemption or change of tithes, what might or what might not be redeemed or changed, Le 26:30-34;

Cross References 9

  • 1. Genesis 28:22; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 12:6,17; Deuteronomy 14:22,28; 2 Chronicles 31:6; Nehemiah 10:37; Nehemiah 12:44; Nehemiah 13:5; Malachi 3:8
  • 2. Deuteronomy 7:6; Ezra 9:2; Isaiah 6:13
  • 3. S Leviticus 25:25
  • 4. Leviticus 5:16
  • 5. Psalms 89:32; Jeremiah 33:13; Ezekiel 20:37
  • 6. ver 10
  • 7. Numbers 18:21
  • 8. S Exodus 19:11
  • 9. S Leviticus 7:38; Leviticus 26:46; Deuteronomy 4:5; Acts 7:38
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