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They are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to me. I have taken them as my own in place of the firstborn, the first male offspring from every Israelite woman.
King James Bible
For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
American Standard Version
For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of all that openeth the womb, even the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.
Young's Literal Translation
'For they are certainly given to Me out of the midst of the sons of Israel, instead of him who openeth any womb -- the first-born of all -- from the sons of Israel I have taken them to Myself;
Numbers 8:16 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
wholly given. The word being repeated, 'because,' says Bp. Patrick, 'the children of Israel had devoted them to him, by laying their hands upon them, and Aaron had waved them as a wave-offering to the Lord.' instead of such. Houbigant, on the authority of the Samaritan, reads, 'instead of every first-born of the children of Israel, who openeth the womb.'
Numbers 3:12,45 And I, behold...
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Exodus 13:2 "Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal."
Numbers 3:9 Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to him.
Numbers 3:12 "I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites in place of the first male offspring of every Israelite woman. The Levites are mine,
Numbers 3:45 "Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites in place of their livestock. The Levites are to be mine. I am the LORD.