And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions(A) from some of the firstborn of his flock.(B) The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering,(C)

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26 “‘No one, however, may dedicate the firstborn of an animal, since the firstborn already belongs to the Lord;(A) whether an ox[a] or a sheep, it is the Lord’s.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 27:26 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.

13 for all the firstborn are mine.(A) When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for myself every firstborn in Israel, whether human or animal. They are to be mine. I am the Lord.”(B)

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15 The first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, that is offered to the Lord is yours.(A) But you must redeem(B) every firstborn(C) son and every firstborn male of unclean animals.(D)

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17 “But you must not redeem the firstborn of a cow, a sheep or a goat; they are holy.(A) Splash their blood(B) against the altar and burn their fat(C) as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.(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