On the first day of the sixth month 1 of King Darius’ 2 second year, the Lord spoke this message through the prophet Haggai 3 to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak: 4
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the disciples had gathered together 1 and locked the doors 2 of the place 3 because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. 4 Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
but I declared to those in Damascus first, and then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, 1 and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, 2 performing deeds consistent with 3 repentance.
And God has placed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, gifts of healing, helps, gifts of leadership, different kinds of tongues.
He has no need to do every day what those priests do, to offer sacrifices first for their own sins and then for the sins of the people, since he did this in offering himself once for all.
And so he is the mediator 1 of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, 2 since he died 3 to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.
Blessed and holy is the one who takes part 1 in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, 2 but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.
“‘If you present a grain offering of first ripe grain to the Lord, you must present your grain offering of first ripe grain as soft kernels roasted in fire – crushed bits of fresh grain. 1
And whatever first ripe fruit in their land they bring to the Lord will be yours; everyone who is ceremonially clean in your household may eat of it.
The king responded, “Give the first woman the living child; don’t kill him. She is the mother.”
Hosah, one of the descendants of Merari, had sons: The firstborn Shimri (he was not actually the firstborn, but his father gave him that status),
King David’s accomplishments, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Samuel the prophet, the Annals of Nathan the prophet, and the Annals of Gad the prophet. 1
The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Jehu son of Hanani which are included in Scroll of the Kings of Israel. 1
The rest of the events of Ahaz’s reign, including his accomplishments from start to finish, are recorded in the Scroll of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 1