“But the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall burn their fat as a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD.”
The firstborn H1060: chief; eldest son; to burst the womb (reborn).
“All that open the womb are mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep.”
“For all the firstborn are mine. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated for my own all the firstborn in Israel, both of man and of beast. They shall be mine: I am the LORD”
“He had possessions of flocks and herds and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him.”
1. Cow H7794: a bullock (as a traveler; young neutered male cattle); wall used by mistake; travel about (as a harlot or a merchant); strolling minstrelsy; to sing; singing woman.
“Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?”
“What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,”
“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.”
“Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”
“Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. And Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”
2. Sheep H3775: a young sheep; lamb; dominate; a ram (just old enough to butt).
“And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them.”
“Young men are compelled to grind at the mill, and boys stagger under loads of wood.”
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
3. Goat H5795: a she goat (as strong); goat’s hair; stout; harden; prevail
“Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.”
Song of Solomon 4:1
“The lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field. There will be enough goats’ milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls.”
“Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.”
1 Timothy 2:15
You shall not redeem; they are holy
Holy H6944: consecrated thing; dedicated thing; to be causatively pronounced as clean.
“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.”
“And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?””
“Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the one who fears God shall come out from both of them.”
Sprinkle H2236: to strew here and there; scatter.
Blood H1818 as that which when shed caused death; the juice of the grape.
“And at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;”
“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”
1 Corinthians 2:2
Altar H4196: to slaughter an animal; slay.
“So I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to be slaughtered by the sheep traders. And I took two staffs, one I named Favor, the other I named Union. And I tended the sheep.”
“As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
“For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men.”
1 Corinthians 4:9
Burn H6999: fumigation in a close place and perhaps thus driving out the occupants; to smoke that is turn into fragrance by fire (as an act of worship).
Fat H2459: the richest or choice part.
Food offering H801: offering made by fire.
“Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.”
Pleasing H5207: sweet; delight.
Aroma H7381: odor; scent; smell.
“And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.’”
“And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”