Leviticus 27:32
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New International Version
Every tithe of the herd and flock--every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod--will be holy to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Count off every tenth animal from your herds and flocks and set them apart for the LORD as holy.

English Standard Version
And every tithe of herds and flocks, every tenth animal of all that pass under the herdsman’s staff, shall be holy to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
'For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.

King James Bible
And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every tenth animal from the herd or flock, which passes under the shepherd's rod, will be holy to the LORD.

International Standard Version
All the tithes from cattle and flocks that pass under the measuring rod are sacred to the LORD.

NET Bible
All the tithe of herd or flock, everything which passes under the rod, the tenth one will be holy to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
All the tithe of the herds or the flocks, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every tenth head of cattle or sheep that you counted is holy and belongs to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the tithe of the herd or the flock, whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘And for every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And concerning the tithe of the cows or of the sheep, even of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holiness unto the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.

American King James Version
And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And all the tithe of the herd or the flock, whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of all the tithes of oxen, and sheep, and goats, that pass under the shepherd's rod, every tenth that cometh shall be sanctified to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And as to every tithe of the herd, or of the flock, of whatever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And all the tithe of the herd or the flock, whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the LORD.

World English Bible
All the tithe of the herds or the flocks, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
'And all the tithe of the herd and of the flock -- all that passeth by under the rod -- the tenth is holy to Jehovah;
Study Bible
Instruction on Tithes
31'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it. 32For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD. 33He is not to be concerned whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; or if he does exchange it, then both it and its substitute shall become holy. It shall not be redeemed.'"…
Cross References
Leviticus 27:31
'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.

Jeremiah 33:13
'In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, in the cities of the Negev, in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem and in the cities of Judah, the flocks will again pass under the hands of the one who numbers them,' says the LORD.

Ezekiel 20:37
"I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

Micah 7:14
Shepherd Your people with Your scepter, The flock of Your possession Which dwells by itself in the woodland, In the midst of a fruitful field. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead As in the days of old.
Treasury of Scripture

And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the LORD.

passeth under the rod. The Rabbins say, that when a man gave the tithe of his sheep of calves, he shut them in one fold, in which was a narrow door, to let out but one at a time. He then stood by the door, with a rod dipped in vermilion in his hand, and as they passed he counted them with the rod; and when the {tenth} came he touched it, by which it was distinguished as the tithe calf, sheep, etc.

Jeremiah 33:13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in …

Ezekiel 20:37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you …

Micah 7:14 Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which …

(32) Whatsoever passeth under the rod.--That is, for the purpose of counting and tithing them. The manner in which this was done is described by the Jewish canonists as follows: "The owner is to gather all his lambs or all his calves into the fold and make a little door to it, so that two should not be able to go out at once. He is to place their dams without. As they bleat the lambs hear their voice and go out of the fold to meet them, as it is said, 'whatsoever passeth under the rod' (Leviticus 27:32), since it must pass of itself, and not be brought out by his hand. And as they come out of the fold one after another he counts them with the rod, one, two, three, etc., and the tenth which comes out, whether it be male or female, whether it be perfect or blemished, he marks it with a red mark, and says, 'This is the tithe.'" It is to this custom that the prophet alludes when he says, "I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant" (Ezekiel 20:37), that is, shall once more claim you, being marked as belonging to the Lord.

Verses 32, 33. - The tithe of the cattle could neither be vowed nor redeemed. As the young oxen and sheep passed under the rod by which they were counted by the herdsman, the tenth animal was touched (the rod, according to tradition, having been dipped in red paint), and handed over to the Levites. There was to be no change made in the animals, nor was commutation allowed. And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock,.... Of oxen and sheep, as the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem; for this law only concerns such, as Maimonides (x) observes, for none but clean beasts were tithed, though the firstlings of unclean beasts were to be redeemed:

even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the Lord: which being slain, the blood and fat were to be offered the altar, and the flesh eaten by the owners, as Jarchi observes; who adds, this is not reckoned with the rest of the gifts of the priesthood; and we do not find it was given to the priests: the "rod", under which these are said to pass, is either the shepherd's rod, as Aben Ezra under, which they passed morning and evening, when led out or brought in, as in Jeremiah 33:13; or the rod of the tither: the manner of tithing, as described by Maimonides, was this;"he gathers all the lambs and all the calves into a field, and makes a little door to it, so that two cannot go out at once; and he places their dams without, and they bleat, so that the lambs hear their voice, and go out of the fold to meet them, as it is said, "whatsoever passeth under the rod"; for it must pass of itself, and not be brought out by his hand; and when they go out of the fold, after another, he begins and counts them with the rod, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and the tenth that goes out, whether male or female, whether perfect or blemished, he marks with a red mark, and says, this is the tithe (y):''the time of tithing the cattle was on the first of Elul or August; for so it is said (z),"the first of Elul is the beginning of the year for the tithing of beasts;''when they tithed all that were born the preceding year: but we are elsewhere told (a), there were three times for tithing beasts; fifteen days before the passover, (which was the last of Adar or February,) and fifteen days before the Pentecost, and fifteen days before the feast of tabernacles, which was the last of Elul or August; and these tithings were made for the sake of those that went up to these feasts, that it might be certain the cattle sold and eaten were tithed.

(x) Hilchot Becorot, c. 6. sect. 1.((y) lbid. c. 7. sect. 1.((z) Misn. Roshhashanah, c. 1. sect. 1.((a) Misn. Becorot, c. 9. sect. 1.32. whatsoever passeth under the rod, etc.—This alludes to the mode of taking the tithe of cattle, which were made to pass singly through a narrow gateway, where a person with a rod, dipped in ochre, stood, and counting them, marked the back of every tenth beast, whether male or female, sound or unsound.27:26-33 Things or persons devoted, are distinguished from things or persons that were only sanctified. Devoted things were most holy to the Lord, and could neither be taken back nor applied to other purposes. Whatever productions they had the benefit, God must be honoured with the tenth of, if it could be applied. Thus they acknowledge God to be the Owner of their land, the Giver of its fruits, and themselves to be his tenants, and dependants upon him. Thus they gave him thanks for the plenty they enjoyed, and besought his favour in the continuance of it. We are taught to honour the Lord with our substance.
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