The first-born (Ex 22:29-22:31)

“You shall not delay to make offerings from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses.  The first born of your sons you shall give to me.  You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep.   Seven days it shall remain with its mother.  On the eighth day you shall give it to me. You shall be people consecrated to me.  Therefore you shall not eat any meat that is mangled by beasts in the field.  You shall throw it to the dogs.”

You are to make offerings from the fullness of your harvest.  The first born of your sons you shall give to Yahweh.  The same goes for oxen and sheep.  After seven days take it from its mother and give it to Yahweh.  You should not eat any meat that is mangled by beasts in the field.  Give it to the dogs.   There is no indication on how you are to give this first-born to Yahweh.

 

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