17 On the contrary, he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the [a]unloved wife, by giving him a double [b]portion of everything that [c]he owns, for he was the (A)beginning of his [d]strength; (B)to him belongs the right of the firstborn.

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  1. Deuteronomy 21:17 See note v 15
  2. Deuteronomy 21:17 Lit mouthful
  3. Deuteronomy 21:17 Lit is found with him
  4. Deuteronomy 21:17 I.e., power of procreation

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