Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

Bible References

Holiness

Exodus 19:5
And now, if you will diligently listen to me and keep my covenant, then you will be my special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is mine,
Deuteronomy 7:6
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. He has chosen you to be his people, prized above all others on the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 14:2
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. He has chosen you to be his people, prized above all others on the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 26:19
Then he will elevate you above all the nations he has made and you will receive praise, fame, and honor. You will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he has said.
Zechariah 14:20
On that day the bells of the horses will bear the inscription "Holy to the Lord." The cooking pots in the Lord's temple will be as holy as the bowls in front of the altar.
Ephesians 1:4
For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

The first-fruits

Exodus 22:29
"Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
Exodus 23:16
"You are also to observe the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors that you have sown in the field, and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year when you have gathered in your harvest out of the field.
Numbers 18:12
"All the best of the olive oil and all the best of the wine and of the wheat, the first fruits of these things that they give to the Lord, I have given to you.
Amos 6:1
Woe to those who live in ease in Zion, to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as the elite class of the best nation. The family of Israel looks to them for leadership.
James 1:18
By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Revelation 14:4
These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from humanity as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb,

All that

Jeremiah 12:14
"I, the Lord, also have something to say concerning the wicked nations who surround my land and have attacked and plundered the land that I gave to my people as a permanent possession. I say: 'I will uproot the people of those nations from their lands and I will free the people of Judah who have been taken there.
Jeremiah 50:7
All who encountered them devoured them. Their enemies who did this said, 'We are not liable for punishment! For those people have sinned against the Lord, their true pasture. They have sinned against the Lord in whom their ancestors trusted.'
Exodus 4:22
You must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the Lord, "Israel is my son, my firstborn,
Psalm 81:14
Then I would quickly subdue their enemies, and attack their adversaries."
Psalm 105:14
He let no one oppress them; he disciplined kings for their sake,
Isaiah 41:11
Look, all who were angry at you will be ashamed and humiliated; your adversaries will be reduced to nothing and perish.
Isaiah 47:6
I was angry at my people; I defiled my special possession and handed them over to you. You showed them no mercy; you even placed a very heavy burden on old people.
Joel 1:3
Tell your children about it, have your children tell their children, and their children the following generation.
Zechariah 1:15
But I am greatly displeased with the nations that take my grace for granted. I was a little displeased with them, but they have only made things worse for themselves.
Zechariah 2:8
For the Lord who rules over all says to me that for his own glory he has sent me to the nations that plundered you -- for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of his eye.
Zechariah 12:2
"I am about to make Jerusalem a cup that brings dizziness to all the surrounding nations; indeed, Judah will also be included when Jerusalem is besieged.
Acts 9:4
He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible