1 Samuel 14:35
And Saul built an altar to the Lord; it was the first altar he built to the Lord.
When the journey was to begin, at the command of the Lord through Moses,
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe fruit on the fig tree in its first season, but they went to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to that shameful thing [Baal], and they became detestable and loathsome like that which they loved.
But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother's eye.
Another of the disciples said to Him, Lord, let me first go and bury [ care for till death] my father.
This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.
You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside may be clean also.
And the good news (the Gospel) must first be preached to all nations.
This was the first enrollment, and it was made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
And He said to another, Become My disciple, side with My party, and accompany Me! But he replied, Lord, permit me first to go and bury ( await the death of) my father.
Another also said, I will follow You, Lord, and become Your disciple and side with Your party; but let me first say good-bye to those at my home.
Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this household! [ Freedom from all the distresses that result from sin be with this family].
For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost [to see] whether he has sufficient means to finish it?
Or what king, going out to engage in conflict with another king, will not first sit down and consider and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand [men] to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
But first He must suffer many things and be disapproved and repudiated and rejected by this age and generation.
And said to him, Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!
This, the first of His signs (miracles, wonderworks), Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory [by it He displayed His greatness and His power openly], and His disciples believed in Him [adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him].
In the former account [which I prepared], O Theophilus, I made [a continuous report] dealing with all the things which Jesus began to do and to teach
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our forefathers [to go there on their] first trip.
The first woe (calamity) has passed; behold, two others are yet to follow.