'Begin' in the Bible
Your southern side will be from the Wilderness of Zin along the boundary of Edom. Your southern border on the east will begin at the east end of the Dead Sea.
"[The Lord also said,] 'Get up, move out, and cross the Arnon Valley. See, I have handed Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land over to you. Begin to take possession [of it]; engage him in battle.
Today I will begin to put the fear and dread of you on the peoples everywhere under heaven. They will hear the report about you, tremble, and be in anguish because of you.'
"Then the Lord said to me, 'See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land to you. Begin to take possession of it.'
The Lord spoke to Joshua: "Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, so they will know that I will be with you just as I was with Moses.
for indeed, you will conceive and give birth to a son. You must never cut his hair, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth, and he will begin to save Israel from the power of the Philistines."
in gold, silver, bronze, and iron-beyond number. Now begin the work, and may the Lord be with you."
Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, as well as the [older] women and little children, but do not come near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple.
Even though they hire [lovers] among the nations, I will now round them up, and they will begin to decrease in number under the burden of the king and leaders.
Otherwise, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of him,
But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!"
Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'
It was preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
For, to begin with, I hear that when you come together as a church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?