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HEBREW WORD STUDIES
רֵאשִׁית 'reshit' meaning 'beginning' or 'firstfruits' Strong's 7225

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Introduction 1.2

This Hebrew word study is about the meaning of the Hebrew word רֵאשִׁית, 'reshit' for 'beginning' Strong's 7225, and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "reshit" appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word reshit appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.2 Scriptures for רֵאשִׁית 'reshit' meaning 'beginning' or 'firsrfruits' Strong's 7225

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
49:3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Exodus 23:19 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a kid in his mother's milk.
34:26 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a kid in his mother's milk.

Leviticus 2:12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, you shall offer them to Yahweh: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
23:10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you be come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest:
23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before Yahweh, to be accepted for you: on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Numbers 15:20 You shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering: as you do the heave offering of the threshing-floor, so shall you heave it.
15:21 Of the first of your dough you shall give unto Yahweh a heave offering in your generations.
18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer to Yahweh, them have I given you.
24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which Yahweh your God cares for: the eyes of Yahweh your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.
18:4 The first fruit also of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shall you give him.
21:17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he has: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
26:2 That you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which you shall bring of your land that Yahweh your God gives you, and shall put it in a basket, and shall go unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose to place his name there.
26:10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which you, O Yahweh, have given me. And you shall set it before Yahweh your God, and worship before Yahweh your God:
33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, he was seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of Yahweh, and his judgments with Israel.

1 Samuel 2:29 Why do you kick at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honour your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel my people?
15:21 But the people took of the plunder, sheep and oxen, the best of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to Yahweh your God in Gilgal.

2 Chronicles 31:5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.

Nehemiah 10:37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he who made him can make his sword to approach to him.
42:12 So Yahweh blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
42:13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

Psalms 78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
105:36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
111:10 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all those who do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
3:9 Honour Yahweh with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all your increase:
3:10 So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine.
4:7 Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.
8:22 Yahweh possessed me In the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than its beginning: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Jeremiah 2:3 Israel was holiness to Yahweh, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall stumble; evil shall come upon them, says Yahweh.
26:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from Yahweh, saying,
27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah this word came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of Yahweh, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
49:34 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
49:35 Thus says Yahweh of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

Ezekiel 20:40 For in my holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, says the Lord Yahweh, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
44:30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in your house.
48:14 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy to Yahweh.

Daniel 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves to that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.

Amos 6:1 Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named firstfruits of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
6:6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Micah 1:13 O you inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.

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