Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.

General references

Bible References

The firstborn

Exodus 13:13
And for the young of an ass you may give a lamb in payment, or if you will not make payment for it, its neck is to be broken; but for all the first sons among your children, let payment be made.
Exodus 34:20
A lamb may be given in payment for the young of an ass, but if you will not make payment for it, its neck will have to be broken. For all the first of your sons you are to make payment. No one is to come before me without an offering.
Leviticus 27:27
And if it is an unclean beast, then the owner of it may give money to get it back, in agreement with the value fixed by you, by giving a fifth more; or if it is not taken back, let it be given for money in agreement with your valuing.

General references

Numbers 3:15
Let all the children of Levi be numbered by their families and their fathers' houses; let every male of a month old and over be numbered.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain