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First fruits初熟之物(民數記 18:13)

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聖經經文

“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) 凡從他們地上所帶來給耶和華初熟之物、也都要歸與你。你家中的潔淨人、都可以喫。 (民数记18:13)

意思

來源及應用

在舊約時代,以色列人收割后把初熟的莊稼用以敬奉上帝,以求得庇佑。上帝對當時的先知亞倫許諾,說:“凡從他們地上所帶來給耶和華初熟之物也都要歸與你。你家中的潔凈人都可以吃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”。(民數記18:13) 這個習語沿用至今,初熟之物意旨事情初見成果。

例句

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 雖然香港鐵路有限公司仍然靠物業收益維持其盈利狀況,該公司在合併後初見成果,向香港以外地區,包括內地輸出鐵路營運經驗。

Keywords

achievements    fruits    success   

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