Consecration of the Firstborn

13 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, (A)Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first [a]offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me.”

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  1. Exodus 13:2 Lit opening

29 (A)You shall not delay the offering from [a]your harvest and your vintage. (B)The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.

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  1. Exodus 22:29 Lit your fullness and your tears

19 (A)The first offspring from every womb belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the first offspring from [a]cattle and sheep.

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  1. Exodus 34:19 Or oxen

26 (A)However, a firstborn among animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the Lord, no man may consecrate it; whether ox or sheep, it is the Lord’s.

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15 [a](A)Every first issue of the womb of all flesh, whether man or animal, which they offer to the Lord, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.

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  1. Numbers 18:15 Lit Everything that opens

30 The first of all the (A)first fruits of every kind and every [a]contribution of every kind, from all your [b]contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the (B)first of your [c]dough to cause a (C)blessing to rest on your house.

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  1. Ezekiel 44:30 Or heave offering(s)
  2. Ezekiel 44:30 Or heave offering(s)
  3. Ezekiel 44:30 Or coarse meal

23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “(A)Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”),

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