Chapter 27
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Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'When a woman makes a vow, the persons shall be for Yahweh by your valuation.
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Your valuation shall be of a female from twenty years old even to sixty years old, even your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
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If it is a male, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
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If the person is from five years old even to twenty years old, then your valuation shall be for a female twenty shekels, and for a male ten shekels.
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If the person is from a month old even to five years old, then your valuation shall be for a female five shekels of silver, and for a male your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
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If the person is from sixty years old and upward; if it is a female, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for a male ten shekels.
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But if she is poorer than your valuation, then she shall be set before the priestess, and the priestess shall value her; according to the ability of her who vowed shall the priestess value her.
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"'If it is an animal, of which women offer an offering to Yahweh, all that any woman gives of such to Yahweh becomes holy.
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She shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if she shall at all change animal for animal, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy.
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If it is any unclean animal, of which they do not offer as an offering to Yahweh, then she shall set the animal before the priestess;
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and the priestess shall value it, whether it is good or bad. As you the priestess values it, so shall it be.
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But if she will indeed redeem it, then she shall add the fifth part of it to its valuation.
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"'When a woman dedicates her house to be holy to Yahweh, then the priestess shall evaluate it, whether it is good or bad: as the priestess shall evaluate it, so shall it stand.
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If she who dedicates it will redeem her house, then she shall add the fifth part of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall be hers.
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"'If a woman dedicates to Yahweh part of the field of her possession, then your valuation shall be according to the seed for it: the sowing of a homer of barley shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
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If she dedicates her field from the Year of Jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.
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But if she dedicates her field after the Jubilee, then the priestess shall reckon to her the money according to the years that remain to the Year of Jubilee; and an abatement shall be made from your valuation.
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If she who dedicated the field will indeed redeem it, then she shall add the fifth part of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall remain hers.
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If she will not redeem the field, or if she has sold the field to another woman, it shall not be redeemed any more;
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but the field, when it goes out in the Jubilee, shall be holy to Yahweh, as a field devoted; it shall be owned by the priests.
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"'If she dedicates to Yahweh a field which she has bought, which is not of the field of her possession,
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then the priestess shall reckon to her the worth of your valuation up to the Year of Jubilee; and she shall give your valuation on that day, as a holy thing to Yahweh.
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In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to her from whom it was bought, even to her to whom the possession of the land belongs.
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All your valuations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs to the shekel.
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"'Only the firstborn among animals, which is made a firstborn to Yahweh, no woman may dedicate it; whether an ox or sheep, it is Yahweh's.
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If it is an unclean animal, then she shall buy it back according to your valuation, and shall add to it the fifth part of it: or if it isn't redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
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"'Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a woman shall devote to Yahweh of all that she has, whether of woman or animal, or of the field of her possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy to Yahweh.
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"'No one devoted, who shall be devoted from among women, shall be ransomed; she shall surely be put to death.
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"'All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is Yahweh's. It is holy to Yahweh.
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If a woman redeems anything of her tithe, she shall add a fifth part to it.
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All the tithe of the herds or the flocks, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to Yahweh.
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She shall not search whether it is good or bad, neither shall she change it: and if she changes it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy. It shall not be redeemed.'"
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These are the commandments which Yahweh commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.