GOD'S WORD® Translation
1The LORD spoke to Moses, 2"Tell the Israelites: If any of you makes a special vow [to give a person] to the LORD, you may give money instead of the person. 3The amount you must give for a man from 20 to 60 years old is 20 ounces of silver. Use the standard weight of the holy place. 4If it is a woman, give 12 ounces. 5For a boy from 5 to 20 years old, give 8 ounces and for a girl give 4 ounces. 6For a boy from one month to five years old, give 2 ounces of silver and for a girl give about one ounce. 7For a man 60 years or over, give 6 ounces and for a woman give 4 ounces. 8But the person who is too poor to pay the required amount must stand in front of the priest. The priest will determine the amount based on what the person can afford.
9"If [the vow] is to give the kind of animal that people offer to the LORD, it will be considered holy. 10Don't exchange or substitute animals, a good one for a bad one or a bad one for a good one. If you do exchange one animal for another, then both animals will be holy. 11If it is an unclean animal that cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, bring it in front of the priest. 12The priest will determine what its value is. The value will be whatever the priest decides. 13If you want to buy it back, you must pay its full value plus one-fifth more.
14"If you give your house to the LORD as something holy, the priest will determine what its value is. The value will be whatever the priest decides. 15If you want to buy it back, you must pay its full value plus one-fifth more.
16"If a person gives part of a field to the LORD as something holy, its value will be based on the seed planted on it. Ground planted with 2 quarts of barley will be worth 20 ounces of silver. 17If you give your field in the jubilee year, it will have its full value. 18But if you give the field after the jubilee year, the priest will estimate its value based on the number of years left until the next jubilee year. 19If you want to buy it back, you must pay its full value plus one-fifth more. 20But if you don't buy it back and it is sold to someone else, you cannot buy it back. 21When the field is released in the jubilee year, it will be holy like a field claimed by the LORD. It will become the property of the priest. 22You may give a field you bought (not one that was a part of your family property) to the LORD as something holy. 23The priest must figure out the field's value until the jubilee year. You will pay its value on that day as something holy, belonging to the LORD. 24In the jubilee year the field will go back to the person from whom it was bought, to whom it belongs as family property. 25"All values will be set using the standard weight of the holy place.
26"A firstborn animal already belongs to the LORD because it was born first. Therefore, it cannot be set apart as holy. Whether it is a bull or a sheep, it belongs to the LORD. 27But if it is an unclean animal, it must be bought back. The payment will be its full value plus one-fifth more. If it is not bought back, it must be sold at the value given it.
28"However, everything dedicated to the LORD for destruction-a person, an animal, or a field that belongs to you-must not be sold or bought back. Everything dedicated in that way is very holy. It belongs to the LORD. 29People dedicated this way cannot be bought back. They must be put to death.
30"One-tenth of what comes from the land, whether grain or fruit, is holy and belongs to the LORD. 31If you buy back any part of it, you must add one-fifth more to it. 32Every tenth head of cattle or sheep that you counted is holy and belongs to the LORD. 33You must not look to see if it is good or bad or exchange it. But if you do exchange it, both the first animal and its substitute will be holy. They cannot be bought back."
34These are the commands the LORD gave Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites.