EX 34:19-20 Firstborn Law

Scripture

“All that opens the womb is mine; and all your livestock that is male, the firstborn of cow and sheep. 20 You shall redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a lamb. If you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one shall appear before me empty.

Speaker: YHWH | Bible Version: TCMV

Law

  • All that opens the womb is mine; and all your livestock that is male, the firstborn of cow and sheep.

  • You shall redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a lamb. If you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck.

  • You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons.

  • No one shall appear before me empty.

Judgement

None specific.

Biblical Example

  • From the firstborn of the children of Israel he took the money, one thousand three hundred sixty-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; 51 and Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and to his sons, according to YHWH’s word, as YHWH commanded Moses.

NUMB 3:50-51 (TCMV)

Present Day Example

This is a present day example of the Firstborn Law being followed.

  • 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 price for the difference between the firstborn sons in Israel and Levitical men. NUMB 3:40-51 Firstborn Redemption Law