The first one came out red-looking, covered with hair like a fur coat, and they named him Esau.
As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand, and the midwife took it and tied a scarlet thread around it, announcing, “This one came out first.”
The total number in their military divisions who belong to Judah’s encampment is 186,400; they will move out first.
Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem:Amalek was first among the nations,
but his future is destruction.
The witnesses’ hands are to be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from you.
1 Samuel 14:35
Then Saul built an altar to the Lord; it was the first time he had built an altar to the Lord.
The first to state his case seems right
until another comes and cross-examines him.
But seek first the kingdom of Godand His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother’s eye.
Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and settle down there. As a result, that man’s last condition is worse than the first.”
The soil produces a crop by itself—first the blade, then the head, and then the ripe grain on the head.
He said to her, “Allow the children to be satisfied first, because it isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
Sitting down, He called the Twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
One of the scribes approached. When he heard them debating and saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked Him, “Which command is the most important of all?”
And the good newsmust first be proclaimed to all nations.
[Early on the first day of the week, after He had risen, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons.
“For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
because an angel would go down into the pool from time to time and stir up the water. Then the first one who got in after the water was stirred up recovered from whatever ailment he had].
2 Corinthians 8:5
and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God’s will.
so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.
1 Timothy 3:10
And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons.
2 Timothy 1:5
clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and that I am convinced is in you also.
He then says, See, I have come to do Your will. He takes away the first to establish the second.