Strong's #7225: re'shiyth (pronounced ray-sheeth')
from the same as 7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit):--beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) first, beginning, best, chief
1d) choice part
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from the same as H7218
This word is used 51 times:
Genesis 1:1: " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 10:10: " And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land"
Genesis 49:3: "thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency"
Exodus 23:19: " The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not"
Exodus 34:26: " The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not"
Leviticus 2:12: "As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar"
Leviticus 23:10: "thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:"
Numbers 15:20: "Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so"
Numbers 15:21: " Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD a heave offering in your generations."
Numbers 18:12: "the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given"
Numbers 24:20: "his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish forever."
Deuteronomy 11:12: "of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end"
Deuteronomy 18:4: " The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give"
Deuteronomy 18:4: "also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give"
Deuteronomy 21:17: "he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn"
Deuteronomy 26:2: "That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring"
Deuteronomy 26:10: "behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD,"
Deuteronomy 33:21: "And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came"
1 Samuel 2:29: "thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel"
1 Samuel 15:21: "of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD"
2 Chronicles 31:5: "the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey,"
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"
Nehemiah 12:44: "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"
Job 8:7: " Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase."
Job 40:19: "He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach"
Job 42:12: "the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen"
Psalms 78:51: "all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:"
Psalms 105:36: "also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength."
Psalms 111:10: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do"
Proverbs 1:7: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Proverbs 3:9: "the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:"
Proverbs 4:7: "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."
Proverbs 8:22: "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old."
Proverbs 17:14: " The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with."
Ecclesiastes 7:8: "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better"
Isaiah 46:10: "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not"
Jeremiah 2:3: "Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend;"
Jeremiah 26:1: " In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came"
Jeremiah 27:1: " In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came"
Jeremiah 28:1: "And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah,"
Jeremiah 49:34: "the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah,"
Jeremiah 49:35: "the bow of Elam, the chief of their might."
Ezekiel 20:40: "will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things."
Ezekiel 44:30: " And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every"
Ezekiel 44:30: "shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest"
Ezekiel 48:14: "exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD."
Daniel 11:41: "out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon."
Hosea 9:10: "your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal-peor, and separated themselves"
Amos 6:1: "in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!"
Amos 6:6: "wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for"