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

Other Translations of Leviticus 27:31

King James Version

31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.

English Standard Version

31 If a man wishes to redeem some of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it.

The Message

31 If a man buys back any of the tenth he has given, he must add twenty percent to it.

New King James Version

31 If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.

New Living Translation

31 If you want to buy back the Lord 's tenth of the grain or fruit, you must pay its value, plus 20 percent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 27:31

Commentary on Leviticus 27:26-33

(Read Leviticus 27:26-33)

Things or persons devoted, are distinguished from things or persons that were only sanctified. Devoted things were most holy to the Lord, and could neither be taken back nor applied to other purposes. Whatever productions they had the benefit, God must be honoured with the tenth of, if it could be applied. Thus they acknowledge God to be the Owner of their land, the Giver of its fruits, and themselves to be his tenants, and dependants upon him. Thus they gave him thanks for the plenty they enjoyed, and besought his favour in the continuance of it. We are taught to honour the Lord with our substance.