1 Adonai said to Moshe,
2 “Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘If someone makes a clearly defined vow to Adonai to give him an amount equal to the value of a human being,
3 the value you are to assign to a man between the ages of twenty and sixty years is to be fifty shekels of silver [one-and-a-quarter pounds], with the sanctuary shekel being the standard,
4 if a woman, thirty shekels.
5 If it is a child five to twenty years old, assign a value of twenty shekels for a boy and ten for a girl;
6 if a baby one month to five years of age, five shekels for a boy and three for a girl;
7 if a person past sixty, fifteen shekels for a man and ten for a woman.
8 If the person is too poor to be evaluated, set him before the cohen, who will assign him a value in keeping with the means of the person who made the vow.
9 “‘If the vow is for the value of an animal of the kind used when people bring an offering to Adonai, all that a person gives of such animals to Adonai will be holy.
10 He is not to exchange or replace it by substituting a good animal for a bad one or vice versa; if he does make such a substitution, both the original animal and the one replacing it will be holy.
11 If the animal is an unclean one, such as may not be used in an offering to Adonai, he must set it before the cohen;
12 and the cohen is to set a value on it in relation to its good and bad points; the value set by you the cohen will stand.
13 But if the person making the vow wishes to redeem the animal, he must add one-fifth to your valuation.
14 “‘When a person consecrates his house to be holy for Adonai, the cohen is to set a value on it in relation to its good and bad points; the value set by the cohen will stand.
15 If the consecrator wishes to redeem his house, he must add one-fifth to the value you have set on it; and it will revert to him.
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commands;
16 and I will ask the Father, and he will give you another comforting Counselor like me, the Spirit of Truth, to be with you forever.
17 The world cannot receive him, because it neither sees nor knows him. You know him, because he is staying with you and will be united with you.
18 I will not leave you orphans — I am coming to you.
19 In just a little while, the world will no longer see me; but you will see me. Because I live, you too will live.
20 When that day comes, you will know that I am united with my Father, and you with me, and I with you.
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me, and the one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”