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.
(b) Who art the priest.
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.
(c) Read the value of the shekel in (Exodus
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.
(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
(e) If he is not able to pay according to your
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.
(f) Which is clean, (Leviticus
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
(g) That is, consecrate to the Lord.
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.
(i) Homer is a measure containing ten ephahs,
read of an ephah in (Exodus
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.
(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 priest's.
(l) That is, who dedicate to the Lord with a
curse to him that turns it to his private use, (Numbers
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.
(m) The priests evaluation.
Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORD'S firstling, no man
shall sanctify it; whether [it be] ox, or sheep: it [is] the n
(n) It was the Lord's already.
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.