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The Redemption of the Firstborn

11 “When the Lord brings you to the land of the Canaanite and gives it to you, just as he promised you and your ancestors, 12 you are to dedicate to the Lord everything that first opens the womb. All the firstborn males[a] of your livestock belong to the Lord. 13 You are to redeem every firstborn donkey[b] with a lamb, and if you don’t redeem it, you are to break its neck. You are to redeem every firstborn[c] among your sons.

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  1. Exodus 13:12 Lit. Whatever first opens the womb
  2. Exodus 13:13 Lit. Whatever first opens the womb
  3. Exodus 13:13 Lit. firstborn of man