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

  • 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
  • KDC
    The shepherds got a fantastic piece of news!!! I believe that after seeing the Christ, in their excitement, must have noised it abroad right there in Bethlehem. But guess what??? The peiple Having ears they listened but didn't really hear.....scriptural...
  • Ron Jefferson
    I love Luke chapter 2 it tells of birth of Jesus Christ how he was born, life and salvation. Jesus was born in manager. He grew up learning about God at age 12 he minster to men. It was professed he was salvation. Jesus was born so we may have
    Eternal life.
  • Macieso
    I love kjv of the Bible and Luke chp 2 i s one of the greatest chp in the Bible and love it.

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