Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

Bible References

If the first-fruit

Exodus 22:29
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.
Exodus 23:16
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.
Leviticus 23:10
Say to the children of Israel, When you have come to the land which I will give you, and have got in the grain from its fields, take some of the first-fruits of the grain to the priest;
Numbers 15:17
And the Lord said to Moses,
Deuteronomy 18:4
And in addition you are to give him the first of your grain and wine and oil, and the first wool cut from your sheep.
Deuteronomy 26:10
So now, I have come here with the first of the fruits of the earth which you, O Lord, have given me. Then you will put it down before the Lord your God and give him worship:
Nehemiah 10:35
And to take the first-fruits of our land, and the first-fruits of every sort of tree, year by year, into the house of the Lord;
Proverbs 3:9
Give honour to the Lord with your wealth, and with the first-fruits of all your increase:
Ezekiel 44:30
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.
James 1:18
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.
Revelation 14:4
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.

And if

Romans 11:17
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, an olive-tree of the fields, were put in among them, and were given a part with them in the root by which the olive-tree is made fertile,
Genesis 17:7
And I will make between me and you and your seed after you through all generations, an eternal agreement to be a God to you and to your seed after you.
Jeremiah 2:21
But when you were planted by me, you were a noble vine, in every way a true seed: how then have you been changed into the branching plant of a strange vine?
1 Corinthians 7:14
For the husband who has not faith is made holy through his Christian wife, and the wife who is not a Christian is made holy through the brother: if not, your children would be unholy, but now are they holy.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain