Exodus 13:2

“Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sanctifie vnto me all the first borne, whatsoeuer openeth the wombe, among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Sanctify unto me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let the first male child of every mother among the children of Israel be kept holy for me, even the first male birth among man or beast; for it is mine.
- Basic English Bible

Hallow unto me every firstborn, whatever breaketh open the womb among the children of Israel, of man and of cattle: it is mine.
- Darby Bible

Sanctify to me all the first-born, whatever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
- Webster's Bible

Sanctify to me all of the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of animal. It is mine.
- World English Bible

`Sanctify to Me every first-born, opening any womb among the sons of Israel, among man and among beast; it [is] Mine.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Sanctify unto Me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast, it is Mine.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 13:2


13:2 Sanctify to me all the first - born - The parents were not to look upon themselves as interested in their first - born, till they had first solemnly presented them to God, and received them back from him again. It is mine - By a special right, being by my singular favour preserved from the common destruction.


Discussion for Exodus 13:2

  • Hey great article about the firstborn. I 'm sincerely serious here I still am having trouble correlating Jesus as the firstborn His calling And the use of the firstborn in the old testament. I know there is an exciting truth I am missing here. Please have mercy on me and send me an email Further explaining this truth. The Jehovah 's, i.e. YAHWEH 's witnesses, say that Jesus is the firstborn from the Father, therefore He is 2nd in command, I know the Father and the Son come from eternity past Hebrews 1 1 3 and Col.1 15 19. I understand that as firstborn it means more than born first. Please help me in this dilemma, so I can better proclaim His name. Thank you very much. Sincerely R.J.Rance

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