- And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 27:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, Whosoever shall vow a vow as the valuation of his soul for the Lord,
Lev 27:3 the valuation of a male from twenty years old to sixty years old shall be - his valuation shall be fifty didrachms of silver by the standard of the sanctuary.
Lev 27:4 And the valuation of a female shall be thirty didrachms.
Lev 27:5 And if it be from five years old to twenty, the valuation of a male shall be twenty didrachms, and of a female ten didrachms.
Lev 27:6 And from a month old to five years old, the valuation of a male shall be five didrachms, and of a female, three didrachms of silver.
Lev 27:7 And if from sixty years old and upward, if it be a male, his valuation shall be fifteen didrachms of silver, and if a female, ten didrachms.
Lev 27:8 And if the man be too poor for the valuation, he shall stand before the priest; and the priest shall value him; according to what the man who has vowed can afford, the priest shall value him.
Lev 27:9 And if it be from the cattle that are offered as a gift to the Lord, whoever shall offer one of these to the Lord, it shall he holy.
Lev 27:10 He shall not change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; and if he do at all change it, a beast for a beast, it and the substitute shall be holy.
Lev 27:11 And if it be any unclean beast, of which none are offered as a gift to the Lord, he shall set the beast before the priest.
Lev 27:12 And the priest shall make a valuation between the good and the bad, and accordingly as the priest shall value it, so shall it stand.
Lev 27:13 And if the worshipper will at all redeem it, he shall add the fifth part to its value.
Lev 27:14 And whatsoever man shall consecrate his house as holy to the Lord, the priest shall make a valuation of it between the good and the bad: as the priest shall value it, so shall it stand.
Lev 27:15 And if he that has sanctified it should redeem his house, he shall add to it the fifth part of the money of the valuation, and it shall be his.
Lev 27:16 and if a man should hallow to the Lord a part of the field of his possession, then the valuation shall be according to its seed, fifty didrachms of silver for a homer of barley.
Lev 27:17 And if he should sanctify his field from the year of release, it shall stand according to his valuation.
Lev 27:18 And if he should sanctify his field in the latter time after the release, the priest shall reckon to him the money for the remaining years, until the next year of release, and it shall be deducted as an equivalent from his full valuation.
Lev 27:19 And if he that sanctified the field would redeem it, he shall add to its value the fifth part of the money, and it shall be his.
Lev 27:20 And if he do not redeem the field, but should sell the field to another man, he shall not after redeem it.
Lev 27:21 But the field shall be holy to the Lord after the release, as separated land; the priest shall have possession of it.
Lev 27:22 And if he should consecrate to the Lord of a field which he has bought, which is not of the field of his possession,
Lev 27:23 the priest shall reckon to him the full valuation from the year of release, and he shall pay the valuation in that day as holy to the Lord.
Lev 27:24 And in the year of release the land shall be restored to the man of whom the other bought it, whose the possession of the land was.
Lev 27:25 And every valuation shall be by holy weights: the didrachm shall be twenty oboli.
Lev 27:26 And every first-born which shall be produced among thy cattle shall be the Lord's, and no man shall sanctify it: whether calf or sheep, it is the Lord's.
Lev 27:27 But if he should redeem an unclean beast, according to its valuation, then he shall add the fifth part to it, and it shall be his; and if he redeem it not, it shall be sold according to its valuation.
Lev 27:28 And every dedicated thing which a man shall dedicate to the Lord of all that he has, whether man or beast, or of the field of his possession, he shall not sell it, nor redeem it: every devoted thing shall be most holy to the Lord.
Lev 27:29 And whatever shall be dedicated of men, shall not be ransomed, but shall be surely put to death.
Lev 27:30 Every tithe of the land, both of the seed of the land, and of the fruit of trees, is the Lord's, holy to the Lord.
Lev 27:31 And if a man should at all redeem his tithe, he shall add the fifth part to it, and it shall be his.
Lev 27:32 And every tithe of oxen, and of sheep, and whatsoever may come in numbering under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the lord.
Lev 27:33 thou shalt not change a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; and if thou shouldest at all change it, its equivalent also shall be holy, it shall not be redeemed.
Lev 27:34 These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the sons of Israel in mount Sina.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]