Deuteronomy 21:15-17 ESV

Inheritance Rights of the Firstborn

15 "If a man has two wives, 1the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,a

References for Deuteronomy 21:15

    • “ 21:15 - Or hated; also verses 16, 17
      16 then on the day when 2he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn,

      References for Deuteronomy 21:16

      17 but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is 3the firstfruits of his strength. 4The right of the firstborn is his.

      References for Deuteronomy 21:17