1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When a man makes an extraordinary
vow of his soul unto Jehovah by valuation,
3 if your valuation is of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old, then your
valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
4 If it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels;
5 and if from five years old up to twenty years old, then your valuation for a male shall be
twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels;
6 and if from a month old up to five years old, then your valuation for a male shall be five
shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver;
7 and if from sixty years old and above, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen
shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
8 But if he is too poor to pay your valuation, then he shall present himself before the
priest, and the priest shall set a value for him; according to what he who vowed is able to
afford, the priest shall value him.
9 If it is an animal that men may bring as an offering unto Jehovah, all that anyone gives
unto Jehovah shall be holy.
10 He shall not substitute it nor exchange it, good for bad or bad for good; and if he at all
exchanges beast for beast, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy.
11 If it is an unclean beast which they do not offer as an offering unto Jehovah, then he
shall present the beast before the priest;
12 and the priest shall set a value for it, whether it is good or bad; as you, the priest, value
it, so it shall be.
13 But if he pays to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth to your valuation.
14 And when a man consecrates his house to be holy unto Jehovah, then the priest shall
set a value for it, whether it is good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.
15 If he who consecrated it will redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of the
money of your valuation to it, and it shall be his.
16 If a man consecrates unto Jehovah part of a field of his possession, then your valuation
shall be according to the seed for it. A homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels
17 If he consecrates his field from the Year of Jubilee, according to your valuation it shall
18 But if he consecrates his field after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the
money due according to the years that remain till the Year of Jubilee, and it shall be
deducted from your valuation.
19 And if he who consecrates the field will pay to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of
the money of your valuation to it, and it shall be confirmed to him.
20 But if he does not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall
not be redeemed anymore;
21 but the field, when it goes out in the Jubilee, shall be holy unto Jehovah, as a devoted
field; it shall be the possession of the priest.
22 And if a man consecrates unto Jehovah a field which he has bought, which is not the
field of his possession,
23 then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of your valuation, up to the Year of
Jubilee, and he shall give your valuation on that day as a holy offering unto Jehovah.
24 In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to him from whom it was bought, to the one
who owns the land as a possession.
25 And all your valuations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs
to the shekel.
26 But the firstborn of the beasts, which is the firstborn unto Jehovah, no man shall
consecrate; whether ox or sheep: it is already Jehovah's.
27 And if it is an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation, and
shall add one-fifth to it; or if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your
28 Nevertheless no devoted thing that a man may devote unto Jehovah of all that he has,
both man and beast, or the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted
thing is set apart, holy, unto Jehovah.
29 No devoted thing, devoted for destruction by men, shall be redeemed, but shall die the
30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree,
is Jehovah's. It is holy unto Jehovah.
31 If a man will pay to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.
32 And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the
tenth one shall be holy unto Jehovah.
33 He shall not inquire whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; and if he
makes a change to exchange it, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy; it
shall not be redeemed.
34 These are the commandments which Jehovah commanded Moses for the children of
Israel on Mount Sinai.