First fruits

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 34:26

“Bring the best firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God.“You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

Ezekiel 44:30

The best of all the firstfruits of every kind and contribution of every kind from all your gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give your first batch of dough to the priest so that a blessing may rest on your homes.

Exodus 22:29

“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

Exodus 23:19

“Bring the best of the firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God.“You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Deuteronomy 26:2

you must take some of the first of all the land’s produce that you harvest from the land Yahweh your God is giving you and put it in a container. Then go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to have His name dwell.

Jeremiah 2:3

Israel was holy to the Lord,
the firstfruits of His harvest.
All who ate of it found themselves guilty;
disaster came on them.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Exodus 23:16

Also observe the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and observe the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather your produce from the field.

1 Corinthians 16:15

Brothers, you know the household of Stephanas: They are the firstfruits of Achaia and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you

Romans 11:16

Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Deuteronomy 14:22

“Each year you are to set aside a tenth of all the produce grown in your fields.

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

Deuteronomy 26:10

I have now brought the first of the land’s produce that You, Lord, have given me.You will then place the container before the Lord your God and bow down to Him.

Deuteronomy 18:4

You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.

Leviticus 2:12

You may present them to the Lord as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

Leviticus 27:30

“Every tenth of the land’s produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.

Nehemiah 13:31

I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits.Remember me, my God, with favor.

Nehemiah 10:35

We will bring the firstfruits of our land and of every fruit tree to the Lord’s house year by year.

Deuteronomy 26:1

“When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you take possession of it and live in it,

Leviticus 19:23

“When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten.

Numbers 28:26

“On the day of firstfruits, you are to hold a sacred assembly when you present an offering of new grain to the Lord at your Festival of Weeks; you are not to do any daily work.

Leviticus 23:20

The priest will wave the lambs with the bread of firstfruits as a presentation offering before the Lord; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the Lord for the priest.

Numbers 18:12

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits.

Nehemiah 10:37

We will bring a loaf from our first batch of dough to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God. We will also bring the firstfruits of our grain offerings, of every fruit tree, and of the new wine and oil. A tenth of our land’s produce belongs to the Levites, for the Levites are to collect the one-tenth offering in all our agricultural towns.

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First fruits » First ripe of fruits, grain, oil, wine, and first of fleece, required as an offering

Deuteronomy 18:4

You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.

Exodus 22:29

“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

2 Chronicles 31:5

When the word spread, the Israelites gave liberally of the best of the grain, new wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field, and they brought in an abundance, a tenth of everything.

Nehemiah 10:37

We will bring a loaf from our first batch of dough to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God. We will also bring the firstfruits of our grain offerings, of every fruit tree, and of the new wine and oil. A tenth of our land’s produce belongs to the Levites, for the Levites are to collect the one-tenth offering in all our agricultural towns.

First fruits » Figurative

Romans 11:16

Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.

First fruits » Presented at the tabernacle

Exodus 22:29

“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

Exodus 23:19

“Bring the best of the firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God.“You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Exodus 34:26

“Bring the best firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God.“You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

Deuteronomy 26:3-10

When you come before the priest who is serving at that time, you must say to him, 'Today I acknowledge to the Lord your God that I have entered the land the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.' "Then the priest will take the container from your hand and place it before the altar of the Lord your God. You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God: My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. read more.
But the Egyptians mistreated and afflicted us, and forced us to do hard labor. So we called out to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression. Then the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with terrifying power, and with signs and wonders. He led us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. I have now brought the first of the land's produce that You, Lord, have given me. You will then place the container before the Lord your God and bow down to Him.

First fruits » Belonged to the priests

Leviticus 23:20

The priest will wave the lambs with the bread of firstfruits as a presentation offering before the Lord; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the Lord for the priest.

Numbers 18:12-13

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits. The firstfruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the Lord, belong to you. Every clean person in your house may eat them.

Deuteronomy 18:3-5

This is the priests' share from the people who offer a sacrifice, whether it is an ox, a sheep, or a goat; the priests are to be given the shoulder, jaws, and stomach. You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared [wool] of your flock. For the Lord your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in the Lord's name from now on.

First fruits » As a heave offering

Nehemiah 10:37

We will bring a loaf from our first batch of dough to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God. We will also bring the firstfruits of our grain offerings, of every fruit tree, and of the new wine and oil. A tenth of our land’s produce belongs to the Levites, for the Levites are to collect the one-tenth offering in all our agricultural towns.

Ezekiel 44:30

The best of all the firstfruits of every kind and contribution of every kind from all your gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give your first batch of dough to the priest so that a blessing may rest on your homes.

Numbers 15:20

You are to offer a loaf from your first batch of dough as a contribution; offer it just like a contribution from the threshing floor.

First fruits » Wave offering of

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.

Leviticus 23:10-14

"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. He will wave the sheaf before the Lord so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On the day you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lamb without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord. read more.
Its grain offering is to be four quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a fire offering to the Lord, a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering will be one quart of wine. You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or [any] new grain until this very day, and you have brought the offering of your God. This is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live.

First fruits » To be offered as a thank-offering upon entrance into the land of promise

Deuteronomy 26:3-10

When you come before the priest who is serving at that time, you must say to him, 'Today I acknowledge to the Lord your God that I have entered the land the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.' "Then the priest will take the container from your hand and place it before the altar of the Lord your God. You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God: My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. read more.
But the Egyptians mistreated and afflicted us, and forced us to do hard labor. So we called out to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression. Then the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with terrifying power, and with signs and wonders. He led us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. I have now brought the first of the land's produce that You, Lord, have given me. You will then place the container before the Lord your God and bow down to Him.

First fruits » Freewill offerings of, given to the prophets

2 Kings 4:42

A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of 20 loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”

First fruits » Offerings of, must be free from blemish

Numbers 18:12

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits.

First fruits » Illustrative of » Resurrection of Christ

First fruits » Different kinds of » Wheat harvest

Exodus 23:16

Also observe the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and observe the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather your produce from the field.

Leviticus 23:16-17

You are to count 50 days until the day after the seventh Sabbath and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord. Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.

First fruits » Law of, restored after the captivity

Nehemiah 10:35

We will bring the firstfruits of our land and of every fruit tree to the Lord’s house year by year.

Nehemiah 13:31

I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits.Remember me, my God, with favor.

First fruits » Illustrative of » Church of Christ

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

First fruits » To be offered » With thanksgiving

Deuteronomy 26:3-10

When you come before the priest who is serving at that time, you must say to him, 'Today I acknowledge to the Lord your God that I have entered the land the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.' "Then the priest will take the container from your hand and place it before the altar of the Lord your God. You are to respond by saying in the presence of the Lord your God: My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. read more.
But the Egyptians mistreated and afflicted us, and forced us to do hard labor. So we called out to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression. Then the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with terrifying power, and with signs and wonders. He led us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. I have now brought the first of the land's produce that You, Lord, have given me. You will then place the container before the Lord your God and bow down to Him.

First fruits » Different kinds of » Fruit of new trees in fourth year

Leviticus 19:23-24

"When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten. In the fourth year all its fruit must be consecrated as a praise offering to the Lord.

First fruits » Different kinds of » Barley harvest

Leviticus 23:10-14

"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. He will wave the sheaf before the Lord so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On the day you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lamb without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord. read more.
Its grain offering is to be four quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a fire offering to the Lord, a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering will be one quart of wine. You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or [any] new grain until this very day, and you have brought the offering of your God. This is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live.

First fruits » Different kinds of » Honey

2 Chronicles 31:5

When the word spread, the Israelites gave liberally of the best of the grain, new wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field, and they brought in an abundance, a tenth of everything.

First fruits » Different kinds of » Wine and oil

Deuteronomy 18:4

You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.

First fruits » Different kinds of » Wool

Deuteronomy 18:4

You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.

First fruits » To be offered » In a basket

Deuteronomy 26:2

you must take some of the first of all the land’s produce that you harvest from the land Yahweh your God is giving you and put it in a container. Then go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to have His name dwell.

First fruits » All agricultural produce

Deuteronomy 26:2

you must take some of the first of all the land’s produce that you harvest from the land Yahweh your God is giving you and put it in a container. Then go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to have His name dwell.

First fruits » Allotted to the priests

Numbers 18:12-13

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits. The firstfruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the Lord, belong to you. Every clean person in your house may eat them.

First fruits » To be the very best of their kind

Numbers 18:12

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits.

First fruits » Holy to the lord

Ezekiel 48:14

They must not sell or exchange any of it, and they must not transfer this choice part of the land, for it is holy to the Lord.

First fruits » Illustrative of » Early jewish church

Jeremiah 2:3

Israel was holy to the Lord,
the firstfruits of His harvest.
All who ate of it found themselves guilty;
disaster came on them.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.

First fruits » To be offered » Without delay

Exodus 22:29

“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

First fruits » Offering of, consecrated the whole

Romans 11:16

Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.

First fruits » God honored by the offering of

First fruits » To be brought to God's house

Exodus 34:26

“Bring the best firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God.“You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

First fruits » Illustrative of » First converts in any place

Romans 16:5

Greet also the church that meets in their home.
Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.

Levites » First fruits

Nehemiah 12:44

On that same day men were placed in charge of the rooms that housed the supplies, contributions, firstfruits, and tenths. The legally required portions for the priests and Levites were gathered from the village fields, because Judah was grateful to the priests and Levites who were serving.

Nehemiah 12:47

So in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah, all Israel contributed the daily portions for the singers and gatekeepers. They also set aside daily portions for the Levites, and the Levites set aside daily portions for the descendants of Aaron.

Offerings » Different kinds of » First fruits

Deuteronomy 18:4

You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.

Exodus 22:29

“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

Priest » Benefits of » First fruits

Leviticus 23:20

The priest will wave the lambs with the bread of firstfruits as a presentation offering before the Lord; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the Lord for the priest.

Numbers 18:12-13

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits. The firstfruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the Lord, belong to you. Every clean person in your house may eat them.

Deuteronomy 18:3-5

This is the priests' share from the people who offer a sacrifice, whether it is an ox, a sheep, or a goat; the priests are to be given the shoulder, jaws, and stomach. You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared [wool] of your flock. For the Lord your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in the Lord's name from now on.

Nehemiah 10:36

We will also bring the firstborn of our sons and our livestock, as prescribed by the law, and will bring the firstborn of our herds and flocks to the house of our God, to the priests who serve in our God’s house.

Leviticus 24:9

It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in a holy place, for it is the holiest portion for him from the fire offerings to the Lord; this is a permanent rule.”

More verses: Numbers 18:17-18

priests » Revenues of » First fruits

Numbers 18:8

Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, “Look, I have put you in charge of the contributions brought to Me. As for all the holy offerings of the Israelites, I have given them to you and your sons as a portion and a permanent statute.

Numbers 18:12-13

I am giving you all the best of the fresh olive oil, new wine, and grain, which the Israelites give to the Lord as their firstfruits. The firstfruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the Lord, belong to you. Every clean person in your house may eat them.

Types of Christ » First fruits

Exodus 22:29

“You must not hold back offerings from your harvest or your vats. Give Me the firstborn of your sons.

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