At that time Joshua made this solemn declaration: 1 “The man who attempts to rebuild 2 this city of Jericho 3 will stand condemned before the Lord. 4 He will lose his firstborn son when he lays its foundations and his youngest son when he erects its gates!” 5
“I will pour out on the kingship 1 of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, 2 the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn. 3
And they were as follows: The descendants of Reuben, the firstborn son of Israel: According to the records of their clans and families, all the males twenty years old or older who could serve in the army were listed by name individually.
And there you must take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, 1 your votive offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.
May the firstborn of his bull bring him honor, and may his horns be those of a wild ox; with them may he gore all peoples, all the far reaches of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, 1 and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
During Ahab’s reign, 1 Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. 2 Abiram, his firstborn son, died when he laid the foundation; 3 Segub, his youngest son, died when he erected its gates, 4 just as the Lord had warned 5 through Joshua son of Nun. 6
So that night they made their father drunk with wine, 1 and the older daughter 2 came and had sexual relations with her father. 3 But he was not aware that she had sexual relations with him and then got up. 4
But Jacob replied, “First 1 sell me your birthright.”
You will not be allowed to eat in your villages your tithe of grain, new wine, olive oil, the firstborn of your herd and flock, any votive offerings you have vowed, or your freewill and personal offerings.
In the presence of the Lord your God you must eat from the tithe of your grain, your new wine, 1 your olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the place he chooses to locate his name, so that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always.
So in the morning the older daughter 1 said to the younger, “Since I had sexual relations with my father last night, let’s make him drunk again tonight. 2 Then you go and have sexual relations with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 3
So he took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him up as a burnt sacrifice on the wall. There was an outburst of divine anger against Israel, 1 so they broke off the attack 2 and returned to their homeland.
the firstborn Isshiah from Rehabiah and the sons of Rehabiah,
Though Judah was the strongest among his brothers and a leader descended from him, 1 the right of the firstborn belonged to Joseph.)