Luke 2:23

23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[a] ),

Luke 2:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
ESV
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord")
NLT
23 The law of the Lord says, “If a woman’s first child is a boy, he must be dedicated to the LORD .”
MSG
23 as commanded in God's Law: "Every male who opens the womb shall be a holy offering to God,"
CSB
23 (just as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every firstborn male will be dedicated to the Lord )

Luke 2:23 In-Context

21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord” ),
24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Ex 13:2,12,15; Numbers 3:13

Footnotes 1

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