||This is because every first-born became Mine on the day I killed all the first-born in Egypt. I then sanctified to Myself every first-born in Israel, man and beast alike, [and] they shall remain Mine. I am God.
Ki li kol-bechor beyom hakoti chol-bechor be'erets Mitsrayim hikdashti li chol-bechor beYisra'el me'adam ad-behemah li yihyu ani Adonay.
God spoke to Moses in the Sinai Desert [and] said,
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe bemidbar Sinay lemor.