Leviticus 27:26-33 New International Version

26  " 'No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the Lord; whether an ox[1] or a sheep, it is the Lord's. 27  If it is one of the unclean animals, it may be bought back at its set value, adding a fifth of the value to it. If it is not redeemed, it is to be sold at its set value. 28  " 'But nothing that a person owns and devotes[2] to the Lord-whether a human being or an animal or family land-may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the Lord. 29  " 'No person devoted to destruction[3] 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.' "


Footnotes

[1] 27:26 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.

[2] 27:28 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord.

[3] 27:29 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

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