(A)“Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine.”

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12 (A)you shall set apart to the Lord all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your animals that are males shall be the Lord's. 13 (B)Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. Every (C)firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.

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26 “But a (A)firstborn of animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the Lord, no man may dedicate; whether ox or sheep, it is the Lord's. 27 And if it is an unclean animal, then he shall buy it back at the valuation, (B)and add a fifth to it; or, if it is not redeemed, it shall be sold at the valuation.

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15 (A)Everything that opens the womb of all flesh, whether man or beast, which they offer to the Lord, shall be yours. Nevertheless, (B)the firstborn of man you shall redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem. 16 And their redemption price (C)(at a month old you shall redeem them) you shall fix at five shekels[a] in silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, (D)which is twenty gerahs.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 18:16 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

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