“Consecrate to me every firstborn male.(A) The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”

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14 “Everything in Israel that is devoted[a] to the Lord(A) is yours. 15 The first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, that is offered to the Lord is yours.(B) But you must redeem(C) every firstborn(D) son and every firstborn male of unclean animals.(E) 16 When they are a month old,(F) you must redeem them at the redemption price set at five shekels[b](G) of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel,(H) which weighs twenty gerahs.(I)

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  1. Numbers 18:14 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord.
  2. Numbers 18:16 That is, about 2 ounces or about 58 grams

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