The Lord teaches the Israelites the important concept of redemption, preparing them to recognize Christ’s redeeming work.

The Lord teaches the Israelites the important concept of redemption, preparing them to recognize Christ’s redeeming work.

BibleGateway: Leviticus 27:1-13, 26-27

ESV Text: Leviticus 27:1-13, 26-27

Leviticus 27:1–13 (Listen)

Laws About Vows

27:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, If anyone makes a special vow to the LORD involving the valuation of persons, then the valuation of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels1 of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. If the person is a female, the valuation shall be thirty shekels. If the person is from five years old up to twenty years old, the valuation shall be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels. If the person is from a month old up to five years old, the valuation shall be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female the valuation shall be three shekels of silver. And if the person is sixty years old or over, then the valuation for a male shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels. And if someone is too poor to pay the valuation, then he shall be made to stand before the priest, and the priest shall value him; the priest shall value him according to what the vower can afford.

“If the vow2 is an animal that may be offered as an offering to the LORD, all of it that he gives to the LORD is holy. 10 He shall not exchange it or make a substitute for it, good for bad, or bad for good; and if he does in fact substitute one animal for another, then both it and the substitute shall be holy. 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, 12 and the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall be. 13 But if he wishes to redeem it, he shall add a fifth to the valuation.

Footnotes

[1] 27:3 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

[2] 27:9 Hebrew it

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Leviticus 27:26–27 (Listen)

26 “But a firstborn of animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the LORD, no man may dedicate; whether ox or sheep, it is the LORD’s. 27 And if it is an unclean animal, then he shall buy it back at the valuation, and add a fifth to it; or, if it is not redeemed, it shall be sold at the valuation.

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KJV Text:

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     1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by thy estimation. 3 And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. 4 And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. 5 And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 6 And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver. 7 And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 8 But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to his ability that vowed shall the priest value him. 9 And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all that any man giveth of such unto the LORD shall be holy. 10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then it and the exchange thereof shall be holy. 11 And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present the beast before the priest: 12 And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou valuest it, who art the priest, so shall it be. 13 But if he will at all redeem it, then he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy estimation.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 360 :
Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

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1. Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing 
My great Redeemer’s praise, 
The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of His grace! 

2. My gracious Master and my God, 
Assist me to proclaim, 
To spread through all the earth abroad, 
The honors of Thy name. 

3. Jesus!–the name that charms our fears, 
That bids our sorrows cease; 
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears, 
‘Tis life and health and peace. 

4. He breaks the power of canceled sin, 
He sets the prisoner free; 
His blood can make the foulest clean; 
His blood avails for me. 

5. Look unto Him, ye nations; own 
Your God, ye fallen race, 
Look and be saved through faith alone, 
Be justified by grace. 

6. See all your sins on Jesus laid; 
The Lamb of God was slain; 
His soul was once an offering made 
For every soul of man. 

7. Glory to God and praise and love 
Be ever, ever given 
By saints below and saints above, 
The Church in earth and heaven. 


Hymn: LSB 533 Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure
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