Bible: Deuteronomy 21:15-17

Laws Concerning Children

21:15 Suppose a man has two wives, one whom he loves more than the other, 1  and they both 2  bear him sons, with the firstborn being the child of the less loved wife. 21:16 In the day he divides his inheritance 3  he must not appoint as firstborn the son of the favorite wife in place of the other 4  wife’s son who is actually the firstborn. 21:17 Rather, he must acknowledge the son of the less loved 5  wife as firstborn and give him the double portion 6  of all he has, for that son is the beginning of his father’s procreative power 7 to him should go the right of the firstborn.

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