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First fruits (Numbers 18:13)

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bible verse

“All the land’s first fruits that they bring to the Lord will be yours. Everyone in your household who is ceremonially clean may eat it.”(Numbers 18:13)

meaning

Early achievements.

origin and application

First fruits are the earliest products from harvest to be given to God as an offering in ancient times. Offering first fruits to God shows their piety. God promised Aaron, a prophet contemporary to Moses, that “All the land’s first fruits that they bring to the Lord will be yours. Everyone in your household who is ceremonially clean may eat it.”
Today, first fruits came to mean early achievements of an event or a business.

example

Although the MTR Corp (0066) still relies on property income to sustain its bottom line, it has tasted the first fruits of the rail merger while trying to export decades of railway operation experience, particularly to the mainland. – The Standard, 17 March 2008

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