'Beginning' in the Bible
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
And he journeyed from place to place from the Negev as far as Bethel. He returned to the place where he had pitched his tent at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai.
They sat before him, arranged by order of birth, beginning with the firstborn and ending with the youngest. The men looked at each other in astonishment.
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.
"This month is to be your beginning of months; it will be your first month of the year.
So Aaron did as Moses commanded and ran into the middle of the assembly, where the plague was just beginning among the people. So he placed incense on the coals and made atonement for the people.
a land the Lord your God looks after. He is constantly attentive to it from the beginning to the end of the year.
Rather, he must acknowledge the son of the less loved wife as firstborn and give him the double portion of all he has, for that son is the beginning of his father's procreative power -- to him should go the right of the firstborn.
Gideon took a hundred men to the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guards. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars they were carrying.
So Naomi returned, accompanied by her Moabite daughter-in-law Ruth, who came back with her from the region of Moab. (Now they arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.)
I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle them there; they will live there and not be disturbed any more. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning
He turned them over to the Gibeonites, and they executed them on a hill before the Lord. The seven of them died together; they were put to death during harvest time -- during the first days of the beginning of the barley harvest.
Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest until the rain fell on them, she did not allow the birds of the air to feed on them by day, nor the wild animals by night.
Elisha died and was buried. Moabite raiding parties invaded the land at the beginning of the year.
I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle them there; they will live there and not be disturbed anymore. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed in his ancestor David's footsteps at the beginning of his reign. He did not seek the Baals,
At the beginning of the year the Syrian army attacked Joash and invaded Judah and Jerusalem. They wiped out all the leaders of the people and sent all the plunder they gathered to the king of Damascus.
At the beginning of the year King Nebuchadnezzar ordered him to be brought to Babylon, along with the valuable items in the Lord's temple. In his place he made his relative Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.
At the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus they filed an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish.
While they are still beginning to flower and not ripe for cutting, they can wither away faster than any grass!
Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Lord created me as the beginning of his works, before his deeds of long ago.
From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed.
before he made the earth and its fields, or the beginning of the dust of the world.
The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.
An inheritance gained easily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time, but he has also placed ignorance in the human heart so that people cannot discover what God has ordained, from the beginning to the end of their lives.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; likewise, patience is better than pride.
At the beginning his words are foolish and at the end his talk is wicked madness,
Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told to you since the very beginning? Have you not understood from the time the earth's foundations were made?
Who acts and carries out decrees? Who summons the successive generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, am present at the very beginning, and at the very end -- I am the one.
Who decreed this from the beginning, so we could know? Who announced it ahead of time, so we could say, 'He's correct'? Indeed, none of them decreed it! Indeed, none of them announced it! Indeed, no one heard you say anything!
who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred, who says, 'My plan will be realized, I will accomplish what I desire,'
Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I summoned! I am the one; I am present at the very beginning and at the very end.
For this is what the sovereign Lord says: "In the beginning my people went to live temporarily in Egypt; Assyria oppressed them for no good reason.
Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.
Then I said, "Lord, from the very beginning you have been seated on your glorious throne on high. You are the place where we can find refuge.
For take note, I am already beginning to bring disaster on the city that I call my own. So how can you possibly avoid being punished? You will not go unpunished! For I am proclaiming war against all who live on the earth. I, the Lord who rules over all, affirm it!'
The Lord spoke to Jeremiah at the beginning of the reign of Josiah's son, King Jehoiakim of Judah.
"You, son of man, mark out two routes for the king of Babylon's sword to take; both of them will originate in a single land. Make a signpost and put it at the beginning of the road leading to the city.
I will increase the number of people and animals on you; they will increase and be fruitful. I will cause you to be inhabited as in ancient times, and will do more good for you than at the beginning of your history. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
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 the city was struck down, on this very day, the hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me there.
At the beginning of the wall of the court toward the south, facing the courtyard and the building, were chambers
At the beginning of your requests a message went out, and I have come to convey it to you, for you are of great value in God's sight. Therefore consider the message and understand the vision:
"At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation's beginning up to that time. But at that time your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape.
The sovereign Lord showed me this: I saw him making locusts just as the crops planted late were beginning to sprout. (The crops planted late sprout after the royal harvest.)
He answered, "Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female,
Jesus said to them, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hard hearts, but from the beginning it was not this way.
All these things are the beginning of birth pains.
For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
But from the beginning of creation he made them male and female.
For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines. These are but the beginning of birth pains.
For in those days there will be suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, or ever will happen.
like the accounts passed on to us by those who were eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning.
So it seemed good to me as well, because I have followed all things carefully from the beginning, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
so that this generation may be held accountable for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,
It was the day of preparation and the Sabbath was beginning.
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things written about himself in all the scriptures.
and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.
The Word was with God in the beginning.
But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus had already known from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.)
So they said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus replied, "What I have told you from the beginning.
You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
and 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 will remember that I told you about them. "I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you.
beginning from his baptism by John until the day he was taken up from us -- one of these must become a witness of his resurrection together with us."
So Philip started speaking, and beginning with this scripture proclaimed the good news about Jesus to him.
you know what happened throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John announced:
Then as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he did on us at the beginning.
Now all the Jews know the way I lived from my youth, spending my life from the beginning among my own people and in Jerusalem.
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? We don't need letters of recommendation to you or from you as some other people do, do we?
And as you Philippians know, at the beginning of my gospel ministry, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in this matter of giving and receiving except you alone.
He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
And, "You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, and the heavens are the works of your hands.
For though you should in fact be teachers by this time, you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God's utterances. You have gone back to needing milk, not solid food.
Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and he remains a priest for all time.
and saying, "Where is his promised return? For ever since our ancestors died, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation."
This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the word of life --
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have already heard.
I am writing to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one.
I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one.
As for you, what you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was revealed: to destroy the works of the devil.
For this is the gospel message that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another,
But now I ask you, lady (not as if I were writing a new commandment to you, but the one we have had from the beginning), that we love one another.
(Now this is love: that we walk according to his commandments.) This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning; thus you should walk in it.
Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, "Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones,
He also said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!)
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