'Value' in the Bible
My lord, give ear to me: the value of the land is four hundred shekels; what is that between me and you? so put your dead to rest there.
Then he took jewels of silver and jewels of gold and fair robes and gave them to Rebekah: and he gave things of value to her mother and her brother.
If he still has what he had taken, whatever it is, ox or ass or sheep, he is to give twice its value.
If a man puts money or goods in the care of his neighbour to keep for him, and it is taken from the man's house, if they get the thief, he will have to make payment of twice the value.
In any question about an ox or an ass or a sheep or clothing, or about the loss of any property which anyone says is his, let the two sides put their cause before God; and he who is judged to be in the wrong is to make payment to his neighbour of twice the value.
Beryls and stones of value to be put on the ephod and on the priest's bag.
If anyone is untrue, sinning in error in connection with the holy things of the Lord, let him take his offering to the Lord, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you in silver by shekels, by the scale of the holy place.
And he is to make payment to the priest for what he has done wrong in relation to the holy thing, together with a fifth part of its value in addition; and the priest will take away his sin by the sheep of his offering, and he will have forgiveness.
Let him come to the priest with a sheep, a male without any mark out of the flock, of the value fixed by you, as an offering for his error; and the priest will take away the sin which he did in error, and he will have forgiveness.
Or anything about which he took a false oath; he will have to give it all back, with the addition of a fifth of its value, to him whose property it is, when he has been judged to be in the wrong.
Then let him take to the Lord the offering for his wrongdoing; giving to the priest for his offering, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you:
Say to the children of Israel, If a man makes a special oath, you will give your decision as to the value of the persons for the Lord.
And you will put the value of a male from twenty years to sixty years old at fifty shekels of silver, by the scale of the holy place.
And if it is a female, the value will be thirty shekels.
And if the person is from five to twenty years old, the value will be twenty shekels for a male, and ten for a female.
And if the person is from one month to five years old, then the value for a male will be five shekels of silver, and for a female three shekels.
And for sixty years old and over, for a male the value will be fifteen shekels, and for a female, ten.
But if he is poorer than the value which you have put on him, then let him be taken to the priest, and the priest will put a value on him, such as it is possible for him to give.
And let the priest put a value on it, if it is good or bad; whatever value the priest puts on it, so will it be.
But if he has a desire to get it back for himself, let him give a fifth more than your value.
And if a man has given his house as holy to the Lord, then the priest will put a value on it, if it is good or bad; as the priest gives decision so will the value be fixed.
And if the owner has a desire to get back his house, let him give a fifth more than your value, and it will be his.
And if a man gives to the Lord part of the field which is his property, then let your value be in relation to the seed which is planted in it; a measure of barley grain will be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
If he gives his field from the year of Jubilee, the value will be fixed by your decision.
But if he gives his field after the year of Jubilee, the amount of the money will be worked out by the priest in relation to the number of years till the coming year of Jubilee, and the necessary amount will be taken off your value.
Then the value fixed by you up to the year of Jubilee will be worked out for him by the priest, and in that day he will give the amount of your value as holy to the Lord.
And if it is an unclean beast, then the owner of it may give money to get it back, in agreement with the value fixed by you, by giving a fifth more; or if it is not taken back, let it be given for money in agreement with your valuing.
Payment is to be made for these when they are a month old, at the value fixed by you, a price of five shekels by the scale of the holy place, that is, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
For this reason the Lord God of Israel has said, Truly I did say that your family and your father's people would have their place before me for ever: but now the Lord says, Let it not be so; I will give honour to those by whom I am honoured, and those who have no respect for me will be of small value in my eyes.
And he will have to give back four times the value of the lamb, because he has done this and because he had no pity.
But the people said, It is better for you not to go out: for if we are put to flight, they will not give a thought to us, and if death overtakes half of us, it will be nothing to them: but you are of more value than ten thousand of us: so it is better for you to be ready to come to our help from this town.
And Ahab said to Naboth, Give me your vine-garden so that I may have it for a garden of sweet plants, for it is near my house; and let me give you a better vine-garden in exchange, or, if it seems good to you, let me give you its value in money.
Then he sent a third captain of fifty with his fifty men; and the third captain of fifty went up, and falling on his knees before Elijah, requesting mercy of him, said, O man of God, let my life and the life of these your fifty servants be of value to you.
For fire came down from heaven and put an end to the first two captains of fifty and their fifties; but now let my life be of value in your eyes.
And they went against his rules, and the agreement which he made with their fathers, and his laws which he gave them; they gave themselves up to things without sense or value, and became foolish like the nations round them, of whom the Lord had said, Do not as they do.
And the house was made beautiful with stones of great value, and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their goods from them, they saw beasts in great numbers, and wealth and clothing and things of value, more than they were able to take away; all this they took for themselves, and they were three days getting it away, there was so much.
And their father gave them much silver and gold and things of great value, as well as walled towns in Judah; but the kingdom he gave to Jehoram, because he was the oldest.
And all their neighbours gave them help with offerings of vessels of silver and gold and goods and beasts and things of great value, in addition to what was freely offered.
Then Darius the king gave an order and a search was made in the house of the records, where the things of value were stored up in Babylon.
And twenty gold basins, of a thousand darics, and two vessels of the best bright brass, equal in value to gold.
But you put a false face on things; all your attempts to put things right are of no value.
Will a wise man make answer with knowledge of no value, or will he give birth to the east wind?
Will he make arguments with words in which is no profit, and with sayings which have no value?
And if it is not so, now, who will make it clear that my words are false, and that what I say is of no value?
He makes deep ways, cut through the rock, and his eye sees everything of value.
There is no need to say anything about coral or crystal; and the value of wisdom is greater than that of pearls.
Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth.
Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?
He will keep their souls free from evil designs and violent attacks; and their blood will be of value in his eyes.
Your word is of tested value; and it is dear to your servant.
Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:
She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.
And you will say, How was teaching hated by me, and my heart put no value on training;
The tongue of the upright man is like tested silver: the heart of the evil-doer is of little value.
A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense.
There is a store of great value in the house of the wise, but it is wasted by the foolish man.
Say nothing in the hearing of a foolish man, for he will put no value on the wisdom of your words.
The lambs are for your clothing, and the he-goats make the value of a field:
The eye which makes sport of a father, and sees no value in a mother when she is old will be rooted out by the ravens of the valley, and be food for the young eagles.
Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
Wisdom keeps a man from danger even as money does; but the value of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to its owner.
Have no more to do with man, whose life is only a breath, for he is of no value.
In earlier times he made the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali of small value, but after that he gave it glory, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
See, I am driving the Medes against them, who put no value on silver and have no pleasure in gold.
For this cause says the Lord God, See, I am placing in Zion as a base, a stone, a tested stone, an angle-stone which is certain and of great value: and he who has faith will not give way.
All the nations are as nothing before him; even less than nothing, a thing of no value.
He makes rulers come to nothing; the judges of the earth are of no value.
But you are nothing, and your work is of no value: foolish is he who takes you for his gods.
Truly they are all nothing, their works are nothing and of no value: their metal images are of no more use than wind.
Because of your value in my eyes, you have been honoured, and loved by me; so I will give men for you, and peoples for your life.
Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.
The priests did not say, Where is the Lord? and those who were expert in the law had no knowledge of me: and the rulers did evil against me, and the prophets became prophets of the Baal, going after things without value.
For this cause the Lord has said, If you will come back, then I will again let you take your place before me; and if you give out what is of value and not that which has no value, you will be as my mouth: let them come back to you, but do not go back to them.
And more than this, I will give all the wealth of this town and all its profits and all its things of value, even all the stores of the kings of Judah will I give into the hands of their haters, who will put violent hands on them and take them away to Babylon.
Is this man Coniah a broken vessel of no value? is he a vessel in which there is no pleasure? why are they violently sent out, he and his seed, into a land which is strange to them?
This is what the Lord of armies has said: Do not give ear to the words which the prophets say to you: they give you teaching of no value: it is from themselves that their vision comes, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.
They have gone to what is of no value; they are like a false bow; their captains will come to destruction by the sword, and their ruler by my wrath; for this, the land of Egypt will make sport of them.
In Gilead there is evil. They are quite without value; in Gilgal they make offerings of oxen; truly their altars are like masses of stones in the hollows of a ploughed field.
You whose joy is in a thing of no value, who say, Have we not taken for ourselves horns by the strength which is ours?
One has gone out from you who is designing evil against the Lord, whose purposes are of no value.
A son gives honour to his father, and a servant has fear of his master: if then I am a father, where is my honour? and if I am a master, where is the fear of me? says the Lord of armies to you, O priests, who give no value to my name. And you say, How have we not given value to your name?
You put unclean bread on my altar. And you say, How have we made it unclean? By your saying, The table of the Lord is of no value.
But you make it unholy by saying, The Lord's table has become unclean, and his food is of no value.
But you are turned out of the way; you have made the law hard for numbers of people; you have made the agreement of Levi of no value, says the Lord of armies.
See the birds of heaven; they do not put seeds in the earth, they do not get in grain, or put it in store-houses; and your Father in heaven gives them food. Are you not of much more value than they?
Then have no fear; you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.
Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! For this reason it is right to do good on the Sabbath day.
Let it not seem to you that one of these little ones is of no value; for I say to you that in heaven their angels see at all times the face of my Father in heaven.
But even the hairs of your head are numbered. Have no fear: you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.
Give thought to the ravens; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds!
Philip made answer, Bread to the value of two hundred pence would not be enough even to give everyone a little.
The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life.
That which my Father has given to me has more value than all; and no one is able to take anything out of the Father's hand.
Then Mary, taking a pound of perfumed oil of great value, put it on the feet of Jesus and made them dry with her hair: and the house became full of the smell of the perfume.
But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.
For Christ sent me, not to give baptism, but to be a preacher of the good news: not with wise words, for fear that the cross of Christ might be made of no value.
Circumcision is nothing, and its opposite is nothing, but only doing the orders of God is of value.
Though the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end.
But praise be to God who makes us strong to overcome in Christ, and makes clear through us in every place the value of the knowledge of him.