Leviticus 27 Outline
– Dedicating a person to God (Leviticus 27:1-8)
– Dedicating a ceremonially clean and unclean animal to God (Leviticus 27:9-13)
– Dedicating a house to God (Leviticus 27:14-15)
– Dedicating part of a family land (Leviticus 27:16-21)
– Dedicating a land that is not part of the family’s land (Leviticus 27:22-25)
– All firstborn animals belong to God and no one can dedicate it (Leviticus 27:26-27)
– Nothing that a person own and dedicate to God can be sold or redeemed (Leviticus 27:28)
– Anyone devoted to destruction is not redeemable (Leviticus 27:29)
– A tithe of everything belongs to God and 1/5 of value must be added for anyone who want to redeem the tithe (Leviticus 27:30-34)
Leviticus 27 Summary
Leviticus 27 is about the payment for making different kinds of vows and dedications. In Leviticus 27:1-8, if dedicating a person aged between 20 to 60, the value will be 50 shekels for a male and 30 shekels for a female. If dedicating a person aged between 5 to 20, the value will be 20 shekels for a male and 10 shekels for a female. If dedicating an child between 1 month old and 5 years old, the value will be 5 shekels for a male and 3 shekels for a female.
In Leviticus 27:9-13, if a person vow a ceremonially clean animal as an offering to God, it will become holy. The person is not to substitute a good animal with a bad animal or a bad animal with a good animal. If a person vow a ceremonially unclean animal, he is to present it to the priest and the priest will determine whether its quality is good or bad. The value of the ceremonially unclean animal will be determined by the priest. Anyone who wants to redeem the animal must add 1/5 of the value to it.
In Leviticus 27:14-15, if a person dedicate his house, the priest will determine if it is of good or bad quality and set a value. If the person want to redeem his house, he must add 1/5 of the value to it.
In Leviticus 27:16-21, if a person dedicate part of his family land, the value is set according to the amount of seeds required for it. If the person dedicate the field during the year of Jubilee, the price will be the value set by the priest. If the field is dedicated after the year of Jubilee, the price will be determined by the numbers of years left until the year of Jubilee. If the person want to redeem it, he must add 1/5 of the value to it. If he did not redeem the field or sold it to someone, it will not be redeemable anymore but it will belong to the priest during the year of Jubilee.
In Leviticus 27:22-25, if a person dedicate a land that does not belong to his family property, the value is determined by the number of years left up to the year of Jubilee. During the year of Jubilee, the land will be returned to him.
In Leviticus 27:26-27, no one can dedicate a firstborn animal because the firstborn animal already belongs to God.
In Leviticus 27:28, nothing that a person own and devote to God including man, animal or family land can be sold or redeemed because it is most holy to God.
In Leviticus 27:29, no one who is devoted to destruction can be redeemed and he must be put to death.
In Leviticus 27:30-34, a tithe of everything in the land belongs to God. Anyone who want to redeem his tithe must add 1/5 of the value to it.
Leviticus 27 Bible Study
1. Everyone can be used by God
In Leviticus 27:1-8, anyone of any age can be dedicated to God. Anyone can be used by God. God did not see our talents, or backgrounds when he wants to use us. As long as you have a heart to serve God, God can use you. Each of us has a spiritual gift. We must use our spiritual gifts to serve God. In 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, for to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.
2. Give your tithe
In Leviticus 27:30, a tithe of everything belongs to God. Christians must pay their tithes (Malachi 3:8-12). The tithe is 10% of your income. Giving tithe is a necessary requirement. You must give your tithe to the church. When you give your tithe, you are not just giving to pay for the church expenses but it is also for God. We must give our tithes with a cheerful heart to the King of kings and Lord of lords (2 Corinthians 9:7). As long as there is willingness, your offering will be accepted by God regardless of the amount (2 Corinthians 8:12).