"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land that I am about to give to you and you gather in its harvest, then you must bring the sheaf of the first portion of your harvest to the priest,
The first of the firstfruits of your soil you must bring to the house of the Lord your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.
"The first of the firstfruits of your soil you must bring to the house of the Lord your God. You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."
"'Also, on the day of the first fruits, when you bring a new grain offering to the Lord during your Feast of Weeks, you are to have a holy assembly. You must do no ordinary work.
"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.
"Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
"You must observe the Feast of Weeks -- the firstfruits of the harvest of wheat -- and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year.
You can present them to the Lord as an offering of first fruit, but they must not go up to the altar for a soothing aroma.
"When you enter the land of Canaan which I am about to give to you for a possession, and I put a diseased infection in a house in the land you are to possess,
From the places where you live you must bring two loaves of bread for a wave offering; they must be made from two tenths of an ephah of fine wheat flour, baked with yeast, as first fruits to the Lord.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land where you are to live, which I am giving you,
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you enter the land to which I am bringing you
You must count seven weeks; you must begin to count them from the time you begin to harvest the standing grain.
When the ones carrying the ark reached the Jordan and the feet of the priests carrying the ark touched the surface of the water -- (the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest time) --
Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops;
The first of all the first fruits and all contributions of any kind will be for the priests; you will also give to the priest the first portion of your dough, so that a blessing may rest on your house.
If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
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.
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,