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

  • A dsiciple
    Insight; the Law given through Moses was right from the mouth of God; NOTHING of his own thoughts! It was for the blood that the woman was unclean in giving birth; and for bringing to remembrance the redemption sacrifice of Christ for all who are born of women, that this purification was required. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is without sin; yet He subjected Himself to fulfill all righteousness.
  • A disciple
    Insight; Have you not read, or perhaps forgotten, that the Covenant God made with Abraham, He established for all the son's of the Covenant for ever? and shouldn't He also who made the Covenant, when He came in flesh, Himself be subject to His own oath? Why did Jesus go to John to be baptized? Because "Thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness." Circumcision is a sign in the flesh, of faith.
  • Insight777
    V22, the days were accomplished, 8 days passed, but it does not actually say Jesus was circumcised. The purpose of the birth of Jesus is to remove false religion to establish the true religion. Jesus never circumcised anyone or teach it. Woman, Mary, is not un-pure after giving birth. NO Blood sacrifice needed. Male babies are not holy and female babies unholy. Both are holy because God gave life.
  • Gloria
    Luke 2:52
    Is a verse that I like to include in my prayers for my children and grandchildren for favor with God and men, and to be prospered in all things.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM COLOSSIANS 3:16 LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER IN PSALMS AND HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS SINGING WITH GRACE IN YOUR HEARTS TO THE LORD
  • Donald
    I thought Zion was the city of David

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