Redeeming What Is the LORD’s
1The LORD said to Moses,
2“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate a person to the LORD by giving the equivalent value,
3set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels
8If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, the person being dedicated is to be presented to the priest, who will set the value according to what the one making the vow can afford. 9“ ‘If what they vowed is an animal that is acceptable as an offering to the LORD, such an animal given to the LORD becomes holy. 10They must not exchange it or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good one; if they should substitute one animal for another, both it and the substitute become holy. 11If what they vowed is a ceremonially unclean animal—one that is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD —the animal must be presented to the priest, 12who will judge its quality as good or bad. Whatever value the priest then sets, that is what it will be.
13If the owner wishes to redeem the animal, a fifth must be added to its value. 14“ ‘If anyone dedicates their house as something holy to the LORD, the priest will judge its quality as good or bad. Whatever value the priest then sets, so it will remain.
15If the one who dedicates their house wishes to redeem it, they must add a fifth to its value, and the house will again become theirs.
16“ ‘If anyone dedicates to the LORD part of their family land, its value is to be set according to the amount of seed required for it—fifty shekels of silver to a homer
21When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will become holy, like a field devoted to the LORD ; it will become priestly property. 22“ ‘If anyone dedicates to the LORD a field they have bought, which is not part of their family land, 23the priest will determine its value up to the Year of Jubilee, and the owner must pay its value on that day as something holy to the LORD . 24In the Year of Jubilee the field will revert to the person from whom it was bought, the one whose land it was.
25Every value is to be set according to the sanctuary shekel, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
26“ ‘No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the LORD ; whether an ox
27If 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
29“ ‘No person devoted to destruction
33No 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.’ ” 34These are the commands the LORD gave Moses at Mount Sinai for the Israelites.