Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Luke 2:23 in English Standard Version "(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)" Ex 13:2 “Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine.” Ex 13:9 And it shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. Ex 13:12 you shall set apart to the Lord all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your animals that are males shall be the Lord’s. 2Ch 31:3 The contribution of the king from his own possessions was for the burnt offerings: the burnt offerings of morning and evening, and the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths, the new moons, and the appointed feasts, as it is written in the Law of the Lord. Lu 2:39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.