Luke 2:23

“(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Euery male that openeth the wombe, shalbe called holy to the Lord)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "EVERY {firstborn} MALE THAT OPENS THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLED HOLY TO THE LORD),"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),
- American Standard Version (1901)

(As it says in the law of the Lord, Every mother's first male child is to be holy to the Lord),
- Basic English Bible

(as it is written in the law of [the] Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),
- Darby Bible

(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that is the first born of his mother shall be called holy to the Lord)
- Webster's Bible

as it is written in the Law of the Lord: "Every first-born male shall be called holy to the Lord."
- Weymouth Bible

(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord"),
- World English Bible

For euery male kynde openynge the wombe, schal be clepid holi to the Lord; and that thei schulen yyue an offryng,
- Wycliffe Bible

as it hath been written in the Law of the Lord, -- `Every male opening a womb shall be called holy to the Lord,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 2:23


2:23 #Exo 13:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 2:23


Lu 2:23 Every male . . . shall be called holy to the Lord. That is, devoted to the Lord. See Ex 13:12. All the first-born were to be presented to the Lord and redeemed by an offering (Nu 18:15).

Discussion for Luke 2

  • BSP
    Jesus continued subject to his earthly parents as verse 51 mentions. Even though he was perfect, he obeyed his imperfect parents.
  • Lilian
    Jesus was also learning the words that comes from the Father at 12 yrs he was sharing the word's with Rabbai's . Jesus himself is the word of God he was given to us not to condemn but to fulfill the Scripture s . We must be Rejoice always as VICTORY HAS COME. I PRAISE YOU JESUS AND LOVE YOUR WORDS AND I WILL KEEP THEM UNTIL RAPTURE.AMEN
  • Lilian
    Jesus was given by God to us because of his love . John 3:16 for God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have everlasting life amen. What a faithful and loving God we serve. Jesus took our sins pain and worries on the cross he paid the price for us it is finish. Lets keep praising Jesus for everything he have done. Amen
  • Norm
    Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  • David L Canham
    Luke surely was a man of great knowledge because he know how the people would react to unusual events and that word would be spread very rapidly which would ignite the explosion necessary for God plan to be implemented.
  • Masha
    as a mother who tends to be talkative, I am challenged by MARY'S example in verses 19 and 51 of Luke 2:she stored these things in her heart and often pondered them. that i may be more meditative than talkative!
    Mary and Joseph fulfilled all the requirements of the law for baby Jesus; and He lived a life of obedience and submission to His earthly parents(51).JESUS was the personification of grace

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