Leviticus 27:8
New International Version
If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount, the person being dedicated is to be presented to the priest, who will set the value according to what the one making the vow can afford.

New Living Translation
If you desire to make such a vow but cannot afford to pay the required amount, take the person to the priest. He will determine the amount for you to pay based on what you can afford.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
But if he is poorer than your valuation, he is to present the person before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him. The priest will set a value according to what the one making the vow can afford.

New American Standard Bible
'But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
But if one is too poor to pay the assessment, he is to present the person before the priest and the priest will set a value for him. The priest will set a value for him according to what the one making the vow can afford.

Contemporary English Version
If you have promised to give someone to me and can't afford to pay the full amount for that person's release, you will be taken to a priest, and he will decide how much you can afford.

Good News Translation
If any of you make a vow and are too poor to pay the standard price, you shall bring the person to the priest, and the priest will set a lower price, according to your ability to pay.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if one is too poor to pay the assessment, he must present the person before the priest and the priest will set a value for him. The priest will set a value for him according to what the one making the vow can afford."

International Standard Version
But if he is too poor to be valuated, then cause him to stand before the priest and let the priest set a value on him according to the ability of the one making the vow.

NET Bible
If he is too poor to pay the conversion value, he must stand the person before the priest and the priest will establish his conversion value; according to what the man who made the vow can afford, the priest will establish his conversion value.

New Heart English Bible
But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him who vowed shall the priest value him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But 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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if he be too poor for thy valuation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the means of him that vowed shall the priest value him.

New American Standard 1977
‘But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if he is poorer than thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of the one that vowed shall the priest value him.

King James 2000 Bible
But if he is too poor to pay your valuation, 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.

American King James Version
But if he be poorer than your 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.

American Standard Version
But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him that vowed shall the priest value him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the man be too poor for the valuation, he shall stand before the priest; and the priest shall value him: according to what the man who has vowed can afford, the priest shall value him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he be poor, and not able to pay tile estimation, he shall stand before tile priest: and as much as he shall value him at, and see him able to pay, so much shall he give.

Darby Bible Translation
And if he be poorer than thy valuation, he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him: according to his means that vowed shall the priest value him.

English Revised Version
But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him that vowed shall the priest value him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if he shall 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.

World English Bible
But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him who vowed shall the priest value him.

Young's Literal Translation
'And if he is poorer than thy valuation, then he hath presented himself before the priest, and the priest hath valued him; according to that which the hand of him who is vowing doth reach doth the priest value him.
Study Bible
Rules about Valuations
7And if the person is sixty years of age or older, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels for the male and ten shekels and for the female. 8But if he is poorer than your valuation, he is to present the person before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him. The priest will set a value according to what the one making the vow can afford. 9If he vows an animal that may be brought as an offering to the LORD, any of these that he gives to the LORD will be holy.…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:11
But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring a tenth of an ephah of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, because it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 14:21
If, however, the person is poor and cannot afford these offerings, he is to take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to make atonement for him, along with a tenth an ephah of fine flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, a log of olive oil,

Leviticus 27:7
And if the person is sixty years of age or older, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels for the male and ten shekels and for the female.

Leviticus 27:9
If he vows an animal that may be brought as an offering to the LORD, any of these that he gives to the LORD will be holy.

Treasury of Scripture

But if he be poorer than your 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.

poorer

Leviticus 5:7
And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

Leviticus 12:8
And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

Leviticus 14:21,22
And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil; …

according

Jeremiah 5:7
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.







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

he
הוּא֙ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is poorer
מָ֥ךְ (māḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4134: To be low or depressed, to grow poor

than your valuation,
מֵֽעֶרְכֶּ֔ךָ (mê·‘er·ke·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6187: A pile, equipment, estimate

he is to present
וְהֶֽעֱמִידוֹ֙ (wə·he·‘ĕ·mî·ḏōw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

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

the priest,
הַכֹּהֵ֔ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

and the priest
הַכֹּהֵ֑ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

shall set a value
וְהֶעֱרִ֥יךְ (wə·he·‘ĕ·rîḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

for him.
אֹת֖וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

The priest
הַכֹּהֵֽן׃ (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

will set a value
יַעֲרִיכֶ֖נּוּ (ya·‘ă·rî·ḵen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

according to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

the one making the vow
הַנֹּדֵ֔ר (han·nō·ḏêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5087: To promise

can afford.
תַּשִּׂיג֙ (taś·śîḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5381: To reach, overtake
(8) But if he be poorer than thy estimation.--That is, if the person who makes the vow possesses less than the specified legal rates required to redeem it.

Then he shall present himself before the priest.--The man pleading poverty is to appear before the priest, who is to examine into his circumstances, and tax him accordingly. The minimum, however, which he was obliged to pay during the second Temple was one shekel. If anyone neglected paying his vows to the Temple treasury, his goods were seized by the officials. This, however, had to be done in such a manner as not to deprive the man of his means of subsistence. The bailiffs were obliged to leave a mechanic two sets of tools, a husbandman a yoke of oxen, and a donkey driver his donkey. They were bound to leave food sufficient for thirty days, and bedding for twelve months; and they could never seize the man's sandals or phylacteries, or his wife's property, or his children's clothes.

Verse 8. - A discretion is left with the priest to lower these valuations in case the man who has made the vow is very poor. According to his ability that vowed shall the priest value him. 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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