Understanding the Scriptures
|Sanctify (v. 2)||Set apart to the Lord and made holy|
|Openeth the womb (v. 2)||Firstborn|
|In his season (v. 10)||At the time the Lord said|
|Openeth the matrix (vv. 12, 15)||Firstborn|
|Firstling (vv. 12–13)||Firstborn|
|Redeem (vv. 13, 15)||Pay for; in other words, a lamb is sacrificed in the place of something else to recognize that which was saved belongs to the Lord.|
|Frontlets (v. 16)||A decorative band or ribbon worn across the forehead|
|Repent (v. 17)||Change their minds|
|Straitly sworn (v. 19)||Made a covenant or promise|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Exodus 13.
Imagine you are a father in Israel in the days of Moses. Write what you would say to your firstborn son about who he is and why special things are done for him and expected of him. Pay special attention to Exodus 13:1–3, 8–16 as you consider what you will say.
Read 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 1:18–19; 2 Nephi 2:8; 9:7–9; and Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–12 and write about how you are like the firstborn in Israel. Also write about what you can do to always remember what the Lord has done and show Him your gratitude for the redemption provided through His Atonement.