Leviticus 27
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  • Verse 4

    And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels.

    thirty shekels
    i.e., 4£. 10s. sterling, A little more than one-half the value of a man; for this obvious reason, that a woman, if employed, would not be of so much use in the sanctuary as the man.
    Zechariah 11:12,13; Matthew 26:15; 27:9,10

  • Verse 5

    And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels.

    twenty shekels
    i.e., 3£. sterling. ten shekels. i.e., 1£. 10s. sterling

  • Verse 6

    And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.

    Numbers 3:40-43; 18:14-16
    the male
    The male five shekels, 15s., the female three shekels, 9s. Being both in infancy they were nearly of an equal value.

  • Verse 7

    And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.

    Psalms 90:10
    The old man and the old woman, being almost past labour, were nearly of an equal value; the former being estimated at 15 shekels, and the latter at 10.

  • Verse 8

    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.

    5:7; 12:8; 14:21,22; Mark 14:7; Luke 21:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8:12
    Jeremiah 5:7

  • Verse 9

    all: is holy, i.e. separated and devoted; it cannot be redeemed like a human being, a house, or a field (Young), Leviticus href="/desk/?q=le+27:9&sr=1">Leviticus 27:9

  • Verse 10

    He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then it and the exchange thereof shall be holy.

    15-33; James 1:8