“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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16 They are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to me. I have taken them as my own in place of the firstborn,(A) the first male offspring(B) from every Israelite woman. 17 Every firstborn male in Israel, whether human or animal,(C) is mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set them apart for myself.(D)

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23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[a]),(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 2:23 Exodus 13:2,12