Leviticus 27:11
New International Version
If what they vowed is a ceremonially unclean animal--one that is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD--the animal must be presented to the priest,

New Living Translation
If your vow involves an unclean animal--one that is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD--then you must bring the animal to the priest.

English Standard Version
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,

Berean Study Bible
But if the vow involves any of the unclean animals that may not be brought as an offering to the LORD, the animal must be presented before the priest.

New American Standard Bible
'If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.

King James Bible
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:

Christian Standard Bible
"If the vow involves any of the unclean animals that may not be brought as an offering to the LORD, the animal must be presented before the priest.

Contemporary English Version
Donkeys are unfit for sacrifice, so if you promise me a donkey, you must bring it to the priest,

Good News Translation
But if your vow concerns a ritually unclean animal, which is not acceptable as an offering to the LORD, you shall take the animal to the priest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the vow involves any of the unclean animals that may not be brought as an offering to the LORD, the animal must be presented before the priest.

International Standard Version
If any animal is unclean, which cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, make the animal stand in the presence of the priest,

NET Bible
If what is vowed is an unclean animal from which an offering must not be presented to the LORD, then he must stand the animal before the priest,

New Heart English Bible
If it is any unclean animal, of which they do not offer as an offering to the LORD, then he shall set the animal before the priest;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If it is an unclean animal that cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, bring it in front of the priest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if it be any unclean beast, of which they may not bring an offering unto the LORD, then he shall set the beast before the priest.

New American Standard 1977
‘If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if it is an unclean animal, which cannot be offered as a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present the animal before the priest;

King James 2000 Bible
And if it be any unclean animal, of which they do not offer a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present the animal before the priest:

American King James Version
And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice to the LORD, then he shall present the beast before the priest:

American Standard Version
And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer an oblation unto Jehovah, then he shall set the beast before the priest;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if it be any unclean beast, of which none are offered as a gift to the Lord, he shall set the beast before the priest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
An unclean beast, which cannot be sacrificed to the Lord, if my man shall vow, shall be brought before the priest:

Darby Bible Translation
And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not bring an offering unto Jehovah, then he shall present the beast before the priest;

English Revised Version
And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer an oblation unto the LORD, then he shall set the beast before the priest:

Webster's Bible Translation
And if it shall be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice to the LORD, then he shall present the beast before the priest:

World English Bible
If it is any unclean animal, of which they do not offer as an offering to Yahweh, then he shall set the animal before the priest;

Young's Literal Translation
And if it is any unclean beast of which they do not bring near an offering to Jehovah, then he hath presented the beast before the priest,
Study Bible
Rules about Valuations
10He must not replace it or exchange it, either good for bad or bad for good. But if he does substitute one animal for another, both that animal and its substitute will be holy. 11But if the vow involves any of the unclean animals that may not be brought as an offering to the LORD, the animal must be presented before the priest. 12The priest shall set its value, whether high or low; as the priest values it, the price will be set.…
Cross References
Leviticus 27:10
He must not replace it or exchange it, either good for bad or bad for good. But if he does substitute one animal for another, both that animal and its substitute will be holy.

Leviticus 27:12
The priest shall set its value, whether high or low; as the priest values it, the price will be set.

Treasury of Scripture

And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice to the LORD, then he shall present the beast before the priest:

Deuteronomy 23:18
Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Malachi 1:14
But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.







Lexicon
But if
וְאִם֙ (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the vow involves any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of the unclean
טְמֵאָ֔ה (ṭə·mê·’āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2931: Unclean

animals
בְּהֵמָ֣ה (bə·hê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

that
אֲ֠שֶׁר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

may not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be brought
יַקְרִ֧יבוּ (yaq·rî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

as an offering
קָרְבָּ֖ן (qār·bān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7133: Something brought near the altar, a sacrificial present

to the LORD,
לַֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the animal
הַבְּהֵמָ֖ה (hab·bə·hê·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

must be presented
וְהֶֽעֱמִ֥יד (wə·he·‘ĕ·mîḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the priest.
הַכֹּהֵֽן׃ (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest
(11) And if it be any unclean beast.--That is, if what he vows consists of an unclean beast, which does not belong to the three kinds of sacrificial quadrupeds, and which cannot therefore be sacrificed on the altar. According to the authorities during the second Temple, however, the expression "unclean beast" here denotes defective sacrificial animals, such as oxen, sheep, and goats with blemishes, which have become unlawful for the altar.

Verses 11-13. - An unclean animal, which might not be sacrificed, if vowed, was to be valued at a price fixed by the priest. If its original owner took it back again, he was to pay this price and one-fifth more than the sum named; if he did not, it became the property of the sanctuary. The words, the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad, should rather be rendered, the priest shall estimate it between good and bad, that is, at a moderate price, as though it were neither very good nor very bad. And so in the next verse. 27:1-13 Zeal for the service of God disposed the Israelites, on some occasions, to dedicate themselves or their children to the service of the Lord, in his house for life. Some persons who thus dedicated themselves might be employed as assistants; in general they were to be redeemed for a value. It is good to be zealously affected and liberally disposed for the Lord's service; but the matter should be well weighed, and prudence should direct as to what we do; else rash vows and hesitation in doing them will dishonour God, and trouble our own minds.
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