New Living Translation
"Dedicate to me every firstborn among the Israelites. The first offspring to be born, of both humans and animals, belongs to me."
King James Bible
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
Darby Bible Translation
Hallow unto me every firstborn, whatever breaketh open the womb among the children of Israel, of man and of cattle: it is mine.
World English Bible
"Sanctify to me all of the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of animal. It is mine."
Young's Literal Translation
Sanctify to Me every first-born, opening any womb among the sons of Israel, among man and among beast; it is Mine.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:2 Sanctify to me all the first - born - The parents were not to look upon themselves as interested in their first - born, till they had first solemnly presented them to God, and received them back from him again. It is mine - By a special right, being by my singular favour preserved from the common destruction.
LibraryLetter xxxvi. To Pope Damasus.
Jerome's reply to the foregoing. For the second and fourth questions he refers Damasus to the writings of Tertullian, Novatian, and Origen. The remaining three he deals with in detail. Gen. iv. 15, he understands to mean "the slayer of Cain shall complete the sevenfold vengeance which is to be wreaked upon him." Exodus xiii. 18, he proposes to reconcile with Gen. xv. 16, by supposing that in the one place the tribe of Levi is referred to, in the other the tribe of Judah. He suggests, however, that …
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
Epistle xxviii. To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli .
Jesus Living at Nazareth and visiting Jerusalem in his Twelfth Year.
The law of the Lord says, "If a woman's first child is a boy, he must be dedicated to the LORD."
Then the LORD said to Moses,
you must present all firstborn sons and firstborn male animals to the LORD, for they belong to him.
A firstborn donkey may be bought back from the LORD by presenting a lamb or young goat in its place. But if you do not buy it back, you must break its neck. However, you must buy back every firstborn son.
"You must not hold anything back when you give me offerings from your crops and your wine. "You must give me your firstborn sons.
"The firstborn of every animal belongs to me, including the firstborn males from your herds of cattle and your flocks of sheep and goats.
"You may not dedicate a firstborn animal to the LORD, for the firstborn of your cattle, sheep, and goats already belong to him.
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