Exodus 34:19

19 All that first opens the womb is mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep.

Exodus 34:19 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 34:19

All that openeth the matrix is mine
Or "the womb", and therefore to be sanctified, and set apart for his use: this also was declared, and the law concerning it given, at the time of their coming out of Egypt, and here repeated, (See Gill on Exodus 13:2), (See Gill on Exodus 13:12).

Exodus 34:19 In-Context

17 You shall not make cast idols.
18 You shall keep the festival of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt.
19 All that first opens the womb is mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep.
20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one shall appear before me empty-handed.
21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even in plowing time and in harvest time you shall rest.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Gk Theodotion Vg Tg: Meaning of Heb uncertain