So should i prunounce the "ø" like the german "ö" ?
Yes, it's pronounced the same
Før = before.
Is that how før is supposed to sound? (when you highlight over the word)
Sounds alright to me. But you might check this. http://forvo.com/word/f%C3%B8r_i_tiden/#da
On my browser it's sounding like "e-fur" with a leading vowel
I'm assuming that this means that they eat earlier than their mother, rather than eating in front of her (they knelt before the king, for example)