Pisqa’ 264

Pisqa’ 2641


“When you utter a vow2to HASHEM your God” (Dt.23:22)—

a Vow-offering is specified here, and

a Vow-offering is specified elsewhere (Lv.7:16).

Just as elsewhere, the Vow-offering

is paired with a Voluntary-offering (Lv.7:16),

so, too, here, the Vow-offering

is paired with a Voluntary-offering (Dt.23:22).3

And just as, of the Vow-offering specified here, we learn:

“You must not delay to pay it,” (Dt.23:22),

so, too, of the Vow-offering specified elsewhere (Lv.7:16),

we learn “You must not delay to pay it.”4


To HASHEM your God” (Dt.23:22)—

this applies to [vows based upon]

the posited value of persons5 (Lv.27:1-8);

dedications made to the priesthood6 (Lv:27:28);

and consecrations to the Abode7 (Lv.27:9).8

“Ýou must not delay to pay it” (Dt.23:22)—

[you must offer] the avowed animal, and not a substitute (Lv.27:10).

“For HASHEM your God will surely seek it out from you” (Dt.23:22)—

It refers to Purification-offerings and Guilt-offerings

[offered in atonement for a delay in the Vow-offering].


“To HASHEM your God” (Dt.23:22)—

These are consecrations for maintaining the Abode.9

“From you” (Dt.23:22)—

this refers to Gleanings, the Forgotten-sheaf, and the Corner–offering,

[all of which come from privately-owned fields].

“And the sin will be yours” (Dt.23:22)—

the sin will be yours, but there will be no flaw in your sacrifice,

[even though it is delayed].

  1. H:260-261;JN2:197-198.
  2. Heb: neder; as a noun, “a vow;” as a verb, “to avow. The nominal form can also refer to the avowed offering itself, “a Vow-offering.”
  3. // Sifre Nu. 153.
  4. =Sifra, bekhuqotai, par.3:3.
  5. Heb: `arachin; “valuations.”
  6. Heb: kheramim; “dedications.”
  7. Heb: heqdeshot; “consecrations.”
  8. The same material appears at Pisqa’ 265.2.
  9. See the same at Pisqa’ 265.2