Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
When you have come into the land of Canaan which I will give you for your heritage, if I put the leper's disease on a house in the land of your heritage,
You may give them as an offering of first-fruits to the Lord, but they are not to go up as a sweet smell on the altar.
Do not keep back your offerings from the wealth of your grain and your vines. The first of your sons you are to give to me.
And the feast of the grain-cutting, the first-fruits of your planted fields: and the feast at the start of the year, when you have got in all the fruit from your fields.
And you are to keep the feast of weeks when you get in the first-fruits of the grain, and the feast at the turn of the year when you take in the produce of your fields.
Say to the children of Israel, When you have come into the land which I am giving to you for your resting-place,
And at the time of the first-fruits, when you give an offering of new meal to the Lord at your feast of weeks, there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work:
Let seven weeks be numbered from the first day when the grain is cut.
And when those who took up the ark came to Jordan, and the feet of the priests who took up the ark were touching the edge of the water (for the waters of Jordan are overflowing all through the time of the grain-cutting),
Give honour to the Lord with your wealth, and with the first-fruits of all your increase:
And the best of all the first-fruits of everything, and every offering which is lifted up of all your offerings, will be for the priests: and you are to give the priest the first of your bread-making, so causing a blessing to come on your house.
And if the first-fruit is holy, so is the mass: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But now Christ has truly come back from the dead, the first-fruits of those who are sleeping.
Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.
These are they who have not made themselves unclean with women; for they are virgins. These are they who go after the Lamb wherever he goes. These were taken from among men to be the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.