Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
then you must give over to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. Every firstling of a beast that you have -- the males will be the Lord's.
You must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the Lord, "Israel is my son, my firstborn,
"Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
The first of the firstfruits of your soil you must bring to the house of the Lord your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.
"Every firstborn of the womb belongs to me, even every firstborn of your cattle that is a male, whether ox or sheep.
"'Surely no man may consecrate a firstborn that already belongs to the Lord as a firstborn among the animals; whether it is an ox or a sheep, it belongs to the Lord.
because all the firstborn are mine. When I destroyed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I set apart for myself all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast. They belong to me. I am the Lord."
For they are entirely given to me from among the Israelites. I have taken them for myself instead of all who open the womb, the firstborn sons of all the Israelites.
The firstborn of every womb which they present to the Lord, whether human or animal, will be yours. Nevertheless, the firstborn sons you must redeem, and the firstborn males of unclean animals you must redeem.
You must set apart for the Lord your God every firstborn male born to your herds and flocks. You must not work the firstborn of your bulls or shear the firstborn of your flocks.
(just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male will be set apart to the Lord"),
and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect,