EX 13:11-16 Firstborn Law


“It shall be, when YHWH brings you into the land of the Canaanite, as he swore to you and to your fathers, and will give it you, 12 that you shall set apart to YHWH all that opens the womb, and every firstborn that comes from an animal which you have. The males shall be YHWH’s. 13 Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and you shall redeem all the firstborn of man among your sons. 14 It shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ that you shall tell him, ‘By strength of hand YHWH brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage. 15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, YHWH killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of livestock. Therefore I sacrifice to YHWH all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.’ 16 It shall be for a sign on your hand, and for symbols between your eyes; for by strength of hand YHWH brought us out of Egypt.”

Speaker: Moses | Bible Version: TCMV



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Biblical Example

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Present Day Example

After the birth of a firstborn male Israelite, at a month old, the child's redemption fee must be paid. NUMB 18:14-16 (TCMV)

The redemption process for a firstborn Israelite son also includes a redemption fee for the difference between the firstborn sons in Israel and Levitical men. NUMB 3:40-51 Firstborn Redemption Law