Leviticus 27:2
New International Version
“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate a person to the LORD by giving the equivalent value,

New Living Translation
“Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate someone to the LORD by paying the value of that person,

English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, If anyone makes a special vow to the LORD involving the valuation of persons,

Berean Study Bible
“Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘When someone makes a special vow to the LORD involving the value of persons,

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When a man consecrates by a vow certain persons to the LORD, according to your valuation,

New American Standard Bible
“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When someone makes an explicit vow, he shall be valued according to your assessment of persons belonging to the LORD.

NASB 1995
“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When a man makes a difficult vow, he shall be valued according to your valuation of persons belonging to the LORD.

NASB 1977
“Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘When a man makes a difficult vow, he shall be valued according to your valuation of persons belonging to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
“Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When a man makes a special vow [consecrating himself or a member of his family], he shall be valued according to your [established system of] valuation of people belonging to the LORD [that is, the priest accepts from the man making the vow a specified amount of money for the temple treasury in place of the actual person].

Christian Standard Bible
“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When someone makes a special vow to the LORD that involves the assessment of people,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When someone makes a special vow to the LORD that involves the assessment of people,

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall accomplish a vow, the persons shall be for Jehovah by thy estimation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Speak with the children of Israel and say to them: ‘When a man dedicates a vow with the price of persons to LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, Whosoever shall vow a vow as the valuation of his soul for the Lord,

Contemporary English Version
to say to the community of Israel: If you ever want to free someone who has been promised to me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: The man that shall have made a vow, and promised his soul to God, shall give the price according to estimation.

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall accomplish a vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by thy estimation.

Good News Translation
the following regulations for the people of Israel. When any of you have been given to the LORD in fulfillment of a special vow, you may be set free by the payment of the following sums of money,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"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.

International Standard Version
"Tell the Israelis that when a person makes a special vow based on the appropriate value of people who belong to the LORD,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When a man shall clearly utter a vow of persons unto the LORD, according to thy valuation,

Literal Standard Version
“Speak to the sons of Israel, and you have said to them: When a man makes a special vow in your valuation of persons to YHWH,

NET Bible
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When a man makes a special votive offering based on the conversion value of persons to the LORD,

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'When a man makes a vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by your valuation.

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'When a man makes a vow, the persons shall be for Yahweh by your valuation.

Young's Literal Translation
Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When a man maketh a wonderful vow, by thy valuation the persons are Jehovah's.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rules about Valuations
1Then the LORD said to Moses, 2“Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘When someone makes a special vow to the LORD involving the value of persons, 3if the valuation concerns a male from twenty to sixty years of age, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel.…

Cross References
Leviticus 27:1
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 6:2
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them that if a man or woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD,

Deuteronomy 23:21
If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.


Treasury of Scripture

Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by your estimation.

When

Genesis 28:20-22
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, …

Numbers 6:2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD:

Numbers 21:2
And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

Leviticus 7:16
But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:

Ecclesiastes 5:4,5
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed…









(2) Shall make a singular vow.--Better, shall consecrate a vow. (See Leviticus 22:21.) According to the interpretation of this phrase which obtained during the second Temple it denotes shall pronounce a vow. Hence the ancient Chaldee Versions render it, "shall distinctly pronounce a vow." Accordingly, no vow mentally made or conceived was deemed binding. It had to be distinctly pronounced in words. The form of the vow is nowhere given in the Bible. Like many other points of detail, the wording of it was left to the administrators of the law. They divided vows into two classes: (1) Positive vows, by which a man bound himself to consecrate for religious purposes his own person, those members of his family over whom he had control, or any portion of his property, and for this kind of vow the formula was "Behold I consecrate this to the Lord"; and (2) Negative vows, by which he promised to abstain from enjoying a certain thing, for which the formula was, "Such and such a thing be unlawful to me for so many days, weeks, or for ever."

The persons shall be for the Lord by thy estimation.--Better, souls to the Lord according to thy estimation., that is, the vow consists of consecrating persons to the Lord with the intention of redeeming by money the persons thus consecrated, according to the valuation put upon them by Moses. This part of the verse explains the nature of the vow, and takes it for granted that by consecrating a human being to God by a vow is meant to substitute the money value for him. By the suffix, "thy estimation," Moses is meant, to whom these regulations are here Divinely communicated, and upon whom it devolved in the first instance to carry out the law. (See Leviticus 5:15; Leviticus 5:18.) During the second Temple any Israelite could estimate the money value of a person thus vowed to the Lord.

Verse 2. - When a man shall make a singular vow, - literally, when a man shall separate a vow, that is, make a special vow (see Numbers 6:2) - the persons shall be for the Lord by thy estimation; that is, when a man has vowed himself or another person to the Lord, the priest shall declare the amount at which the person vowed is to be redeemed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Speak
דַּבֵּ֞ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֤י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

and say
וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to them,
אֲלֵהֶ֔ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

‘When
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

someone
אִ֕ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

makes a special
יַפְלִ֖א (yap̄·li)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6381: To separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful

vow
נֶ֑דֶר (ne·ḏer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5088: A promise, a thing promised

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

involving the value
בְּעֶרְכְּךָ֥ (bə·‘er·kə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6187: A pile, equipment, estimate

of persons,
נְפָשֹׁ֖ת (nə·p̄ā·šōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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