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Numbers 18:14-16 Living Bible (TLB)

14-15 So everything that is dedicated to the Lord shall be yours, including the firstborn sons of the people of Israel, and the firstborn of their animals. 16 However, you may never accept the firstborn sons, nor the firstborn of any animals that I do not permit for food. Instead, there must be a payment of two and a half dollars made for each firstborn child. It is to be brought when he is one month old.

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Numbers 18:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

14 “Everything in Israel that is devoted[a] to the Lord is yours. 15 The first offspring of every womb, both human and animal, that is offered to the Lord is yours. But you must redeem every firstborn son and every firstborn male of unclean animals. 16 When they are a month old, you must redeem them at the redemption price set at five shekels[b] of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 18:14 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord.
  2. Numbers 18:16 That is, about 2 ounces or about 58 grams
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