The Law of the Firstborn 1
The Lord spoke 2 to Moses: 13:2 “Set apart 3 to me every firstborn male – the first offspring of every womb 4 among the Israelites, whether human or animal; it is mine.” 5
13:3 Moses said to the people, “Remember 6 this day on which you came out from Egypt, from the place where you were enslaved, 7 for the Lord brought you out of there 8 with a mighty hand – and no bread made with yeast may be eaten. 9 13:4 On this day, 10 in the month of Abib, 11 you are going out. 12
13:5 When 13 the Lord brings you to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, 14 then you will keep 15 this ceremony 16 in this month. 13:6 For seven days 17 you must eat 18 bread made without yeast, and on the seventh day there is to be 19 a festival to the Lord. 13:7 Bread made without yeast must be eaten 20 for seven days; 21 no bread made with yeast shall be seen 22 among you, and you must have no yeast among you within any of your borders.
13:8 You are to tell your son 23 on that day, 24 ‘It is 25 because of what 26 the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ 13:9 27 It 28 will be a sign 29 for you on your hand and a memorial 30 on your forehead, 31 so that the law of the Lord may be 32 in your mouth, 33 for 34 with a mighty hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. 13:10 So you must keep 35 this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year. 36
13:11 Lot chose for himself the whole region of the Jordan and traveled 1 toward the east.
So the relatives separated from each other. 2 13:12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, but Lot settled among the cities of the Jordan plain 3 and pitched his tents next to Sodom. 13:13 (Now 4 the people 5 of Sodom were extremely wicked rebels against the Lord.) 6
13:14 After Lot had departed, the Lord said to Abram, 7 “Look 8 from the place where you stand to the north, south, east, and west. 13:15 I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants 9 forever. 13:16 And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted. 10