Leviticus 27:12
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English Standard Version
and the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall be.

King James Bible
And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou valuest it, who art the priest, so shall it be.

American Standard Version
and the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou the priest valuest it, so shall it be.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who judging whether it be good or bad, shall set the price:

English Revised Version
and the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou the priest valuest it, so shall it be.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou valuest it, who art the priest, so shall it be.

Leviticus 27:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The vowing of persons. - "If any one make a special vow, souls shall be to the Lord according to thy valuation." נדר הפליא does not mean to dedicate or set apart a vow, but to make a special vow (see at Leviticus 22:21). The words בּערכּך, "according to thy (Moses') valuation," it is more simple to regard as an apodosis, so as to supply to ליהוה the substantive verb תּהיינה, than as a fuller description of the protasis, in which case the apodosis would follow in Leviticus 27:3, and the verb יקדּישׁ would have to be supplied. But whatever may be the conclusion adopted, in any case this thought is expressed in the words, that souls, i.e., persons, were to be vowed to the Lord according to Moses' valuation, i.e., according to the price fixed by Moses. This implies clearly enough, that whenever a person was vowed, redemption was to follow according to the valuation. Otherwise what was the object of valuing them? Valuation supposes either redemption or purchase. But in the case of men (i.e., Israelites) there could be no purchasing as slaves, and therefore the object of the valuing could only have been for the purpose of redeeming, buying off the person vowed to the Lord, and the fulfilment of the vow could only have consisted in the payment into the sanctuary of the price fixed by the law.

(Note: Saalschtz adopts this explanation in common with the Mishnah. Oehler is wrong in citing 1 Samuel 2:11, 1 Samuel 2:22, 1 Samuel 2:28 as a proof of the opposite. For the dedication of Samuel did not consist of a simple vow, but was a dedication as a Nazarite for the whole of his life, and Samuel was thereby vowed to service at the sanctuary, whereas the law says nothing about attachment to the sanctuary in the case of the simple vowing of persons. But because redemption in the case of persons was not left to the pleasure or free-will of the person making the vow as in the case of material property, no addition is made to the valuation price as though for a merely possible circumstance.)

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as thou valuest it, who art the priest. [heb] according to thy estimation, O priest.

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Leviticus 27:11
And if it is any unclean animal that may not be offered as an offering to the LORD, then he shall stand the animal before the priest,

Leviticus 27:13
But if he wishes to redeem it, he shall add a fifth to the valuation.

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