Leviticus 27:31

“And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 27:31

And if a man will at all redeeme ought of his tithes, he shall adde thereto the fifth part thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if a man will redeem aught of his tithe, he shall add unto it the fifth part thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if a man has a desire to get back any of the tenth part which he has given, let him give a fifth more.
- Basic English Bible

And if any one will at all redeem of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth thereof.
- Darby Bible

And if a man will at all redeem aught of his tithes, he shall add to it the fifth part of it.
- Webster's Bible

If a man redeems anything of his tithe, he shall add a fifth part to it.
- World English Bible

`And if a man really redeem [any] of his tithe, its fifth he addeth to it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if a man will redeem aught of his tithe, he shall add unto it the fifth part thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 27:31

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 27:31


27:29 Devoted of men - Not by men, as some would elude It; but of men, for it is manifest both from this and the foregoing verses, that men are here not the persons devoting, but devoted to destruction, either by God's sentence, as idolaters, #Exo 22:20 Deu 23:15|, the Canaanites, #Deu 20:17|, the Amalekites, #Deu 25:19|, and #1Sam 15:3|,26, Benhaded, #1Kings 20:42|, or by men, in pursuance of such a sentence of God, as #Num 21:2|,3 31:17, or for any crime of an high nature, as #Jud 21:5 Jos 17:15|. But this is not to be generally understood, as some have taken it, as if a Jew might by virtue of this Text, devote his child or his servant to the Lord, and thereby oblige himself to put them to death. For this is expressly limited to all that a man hath, or which is his, that is, which he hath a power over. But the Jews had no power over the lives of their children or servants, but were directly forbidden to take them away, by that great command, thou shalt do no murder. And seeing he that killed his servant casually by a blow with a rod was surely to be punished, as is said, #Exo 21:20|, it could not be lawful wilfully to take away his life upon pretence of any such vow as this. But for the Canaanites, Amalekites, &c. God the undoubted Lord of all men's lives, gave to the Israelites a power over their persons and lives, and a command to put them to death. And this verse may have a special respect to them or such as them.

27:30 The tithe - There are divers sorts of tithes, but this seems to be understood only of the ordinary and yearly tithes belonging to the Levites, as the very expression intimates, and the addition of the fifth part in case of redemption thereof implies.

27:32 Under the rod - Either, The tither's rod, it being the manner of the Jews in tithing to cause all their cattle to pass through some gate or narrow passage, where the tenth was marked by a person appointed for that purpose and reserved for the priest. Or, the shepherd's rod, under which the herds and flocks passed, and by which they were governed and numbered. See #Jer 33:13 Eze 20:37|.


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