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

  • 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
  • What a wonderful a son we have Jesus
    It's wonderful to know Jesus so joyful!
  • Irene123
    V. 46 - proves that there are no 'loner' Christians. Jesus Himself gave us this example (Heb. 10:25) at the age of 12. And verifying scriptures are: Matt.12:9; 13:54; Mk.1:21, 29; Lk.4:38; 6:6; Jn.6:59; 12:42; and on and on. Rom. 10:14 - How can they hear without a preacher; 1 Tim. 4:14 - a Preacher (pastor) has hands laid on him by Holy Ghost filled men for God's spirit to 'ordain' him.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Luke 2: Although Joseph and Mary were in Galilee, their first-born Jesus was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem, several miles away. God made it happen through Augustus' decree on taxation. God's words are yeah and amen. No jot goes unfulfilled. This chapter reports the birth of our Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and His early days. God made man. Praise God on high.
  • Irene123
    Jesus was not a hypocrite, Matt. 23:3; He LIVED what He taught.

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