Exodus 13:1

Consecration of the Firstborn

1 The LORD said to Moses,

Exodus 13:1 in Other Translations

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
1 The LORD said to Moses,
1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
1 God spoke to Moses, saying,
1 The Lord spoke to Moses:

Exodus 13:1 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 13:1

And the Lord spake unto Moses
When he and the Israelites were at Succoth: saying;
as follows.

Exodus 13:1 In-Context

1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”
3 Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the LORD brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.
4 Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving.
5 When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month:
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