'Beginning' in the Bible
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The steward searched, beginning with the oldest and ending with the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.
“This month is to be the beginning of months for you; it is the first month of your year.
You are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and your fellowship sacrifices and on your joyous occasions, your appointed festivals, and the beginning of each of your months. They will serve as a reminder for you before your God: I am Yahweh your God.”
“At the beginning of each of your months present a burnt offering to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs a year old—all unblemished—
It is a land the Lord your God cares for. He is always watching over it from the beginning to the end of the year.
Gideon and the 100 men who were with him went to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch after the sentries had been stationed. They blew their trumpets and broke the pitchers that were in their hands.
So Naomi came back from the land of Moab with her daughter-in-law Ruth the Moabitess. They arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.
On that day I will carry out against Eli everything I said about his family, from beginning to end.
and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest.
Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.
As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,
The remaining events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Nathan the Prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and the Visions of Iddo the Seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.
The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Events of Shemaiah the Prophet and of Iddo the Seer concerning genealogies. There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their reigns.
Note that the events of Asa’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat’s reign from beginning to end are written in the Events of Jehu son of Hanani, which is recorded in the Book of Israel’s Kings.
The rest of the events of Amaziah’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
Now the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz wrote about the rest of the events of Uzziah’s reign, from beginning to end.
As for the rest of his deeds and all his ways, from beginning to end, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
and his words, from beginning to end, are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
After that, they offered the regular burnt offering and the offerings for the beginning of each month and for all the Lord’s appointed holy occasions, as well as the freewill offerings brought to the Lord.
At the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus, the people who were already in the land wrote an accusation against the residents of Judah and Jerusalem.
Your throne has been establishedfrom the beginning;You are from eternity.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;all who follow His instructions have good insight.His praise endures forever.
The fear of the Lordis the beginning of knowledge;fools despise wisdom and discipline.
“The Lord made meat the beginning of His creation,before His works of long ago.
I was formed before ancient times,from the beginning, before the earth began.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning;a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.
The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly,but the end of his speaking is evil madness.
Do you not know?Have you not heard?Has it not been declared to youfrom the beginning?Have you not consideredthe foundations of the earth?
Who has performed and done this,calling the generations from the beginning?I, Yahweh, am the first,and with the last—I am He.”
Who told about this from the beginning,so that we might know,and from times past,so that we might say: He is right?No one announced it,no one told it,no one heard your words.
I declare the end from the beginning,and from long ago what is not yet done,saying: My plan will take place,and I will do all My will.
Approach Me and listen to this.From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;from the time anything existed, I was there.”And now the Lord Godhas sent me and His Spirit.
A throne of gloryon high from the beginningis the place of our sanctuary.
At the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the Lord:
At the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur from Gibeon said to me in the temple of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people,
This is the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet about Elam at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah.
therefore I am about to expose Moab’s flank beginning with its frontier cities, the pride of the land: Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month in the fourteenth year after Jerusalem had been captured, on that very day the Lord’s hand was on me, and He brought me there.
The entrance at the beginning of the passageway, the way in front of the corresponding wall as one enters on the east side, was similar to the entrances of the chambers that were on the south side.
At the beginning of your petitions an answer went out, and I have come to give it, for you are treasured by God. So consider the message and understand the vision:
Harness the horses to the chariot,you residents of Lachish.This was the beginning of sin for Daughter Zion,because Israel’s acts of rebellion can be traced to you.
But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
“Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that He who created them in the beginning made them male and female,”
He told them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of the hardness of your hearts. But it was not like that from the beginning.
All these events are the beginning of birth pains.
For at that time there will be great tribulation, the kind that hasn’t taken place from the beginning of the world until now and never will again!
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female.
For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
For those will be days of tribulation, the kind that hasn’t been from the beginning of the world, which God created, until now and never will be again!
Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God,and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
But there are some among you who don’t believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray Him.)
“Who are You?” they questioned.“Precisely what I’ve been telling you from the very beginning,” Jesus told them.
You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.
You also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
But I have told you these things so that when their time comes you may remember I told them to you. I didn’t tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
beginning from the baptism of John until the day He was taken up from us—from among these, it is necessary that one become a witness with us of His resurrection.”
Heaven must welcome Him until the times of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about by the mouth of His holy prophets from the beginning.
So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture.
You know the events that took place throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John preached:
“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down on them, just as on us at the beginning.
“All the Jews know my way of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem.
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some, letters of recommendation to you or from you?
Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now going to be made complete by the flesh?
He is also the head of the body, the church;He is the beginning,the firstborn from the dead,so that He might come to havefirst place in everything.
But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
And:In the beginning, Lord,You established the earth,and the heavens are the works of Your hands;
without father, mother, or genealogy,having neither beginning of days nor end of life,but resembling the Son of God—remains a priest forever.
saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.”
What was from the beginning,what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,what we have observedand have touched with our hands,concerning the Word of life—
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old command that you have had from the beginning. The old command is the message you have heard.
I am writing to you, fathers,because you have come to knowthe One who is from the beginning.I am writing to you, young men,because you have had victory over the evil one.
I have written to you, children,because you have come to know the Father.I have written to you, fathers,because you have come to knowthe One who is from the beginning.I have written to you, young men,because you are strong,God’s word remains in you,and you have had victory over the evil one.
What you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father.
The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil’s works.
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another,
So now I urge you, dear lady—not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water as a gift to the thirsty from the spring of life.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
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