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Lexicon :: Strong's H7225 - rē'šîṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as רֹאשׁ (H7218)
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TWOT Reference: 2097e

Strong’s Definitions

רֵאשִׁית rêʼshîyth, ray-sheeth'; from the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit):—beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x

The KJV translates Strong's H7225 in the following manner: beginning (18x), firstfruits (11x), first (9x), chief (8x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x
The KJV translates Strong's H7225 in the following manner: beginning (18x), firstfruits (11x), first (9x), chief (8x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. first, beginning, best, chief

    1. beginning

    2. first

    3. chief

    4. choice part

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֵאשִׁית rêʼshîyth, ray-sheeth'; from the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit):—beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.
STRONGS H7225: Abbreviations
† [רֵאשִׁית] noun feminine beginning, chief (for *רְאֵשִׁיתGGA 1884, 1019, compare HolzHexateuch 465; Syriac bdb091201); — absolute ר׳ Deuteronomy 33:21+, construct ר׳ Genesis 10:10+, רֵשִׁית Deuteronomy 11:12; suffix רֵאשִׁיתוֺ Ecclesiastes 7:8, רֵאשִׁתוֺ Job 42:12, etc.; —
a. beginning of kingdom Genesis 10:10 (J), year Deuteronomy 11:12, reign Jeremiah 26:1; Jeremiah 27:1; Jeremiah 28:1; Jeremiah 49:34;= first phase, step, or element in course of events Isaiah 46:10 (opposed to אַחֲרִית); of a thing (דָּבָר) Ecclesiastes 7:8 (opposed to id.); of sin Micah 1:13, strife Proverbs 17:14, wisdom Psalm 111:10, knowledge Proverbs 1:7 thy beginning Job 8:7 —his beginning Job 42:12 (both opposed to אַחֲרִית), ר׳ before clause, בָּרָא א׳ בְּר׳ Genesis 1:1 in the beginning when god created (> absolute in the beginning God created); אֹנִי ר׳ Genesis 49:3 (poem) beginning (first product) of my manly vigour (|| בְּכֹרִי כֹּחִי so Deuteronomy 21:17; Psalm 78:51 (both || בְּכוֺת Psalm 105:36; compare דֵּרְכֵי אֵל ר׳ Job 40:19 (of hippopotamus), דַּרְכּוֺ ר׳ Proverbs 8:22 (of wisdom);=first season (of a tree) Hosea 9:10; גּוֺיִם ר׳ Numbers 24:20 (JE), first, earliest, of nations.
b. first of fruits Exodus 23:19 (E), Exodus 34:26 (JE), Deuteronomy 26:2, 10; Ezekiel 44:30.a, of harvest Leviticus 23:10 (H), grain Deuteronomy 18:4; 2 Chronicles 31:5 dough Numbers 15:20, 21 (P), Ezekiel 44:30b Nehemiah 10:38, wool Deuteronomy 18:4; of כָּלתְּֿבוּאָתֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 3:9; Israel is תְּבוּאָתֹה ר׳ Jeremiah 2:3 (i.e. of י׳'s increase); ר׳ =first-fruits Leviticus 2:12 (P), Numbers 18:12 (P), Nehemiah 12:44; הָאָרֶץ ר׳ Ezekiel 48:14
2. first chief, Amos 6:1; גְּבוּרָתָם ר׳ Jeremiah 49:35 (of bows); so apparently בְּנֵי עַמּוֺן ר׳ Daniel 11:41, i.e. the principal part of them (Buhl Marti conjecture שְׁאֵרִית after Syriac Version); מַשְׁאוֺתֵיכֶם ר׳ Ezekiel 20:40, i.e. your chief oblations; שְׁמָנִים ר׳ Amos 6:6, i.e. choice oils; = choice part, of land Deuteronomy 33:21, offering 1 Samuel 2:29, הַחֵרֶם 1 Samuel 15:21; absolute chief thing Proverbs 4:7 (of wisdom).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:1; 10:10; 10:10; 49:3


23:19; 34:26


2:12; 23:10


15:20; 15:21; 18:12; 24:20


11:12; 11:12; 18:4; 18:4; 21:17; 26:2; 26:10; 33:21; 33:21

1 Samuel

2:29; 15:21

2 Chronicles



10:38; 12:44


8:7; 40:19; 42:12; 42:12


78:51; 105:36; 111:10


1:7; 3:9; 4:7; 8:22; 17:14


7:8; 7:8




2:3; 26:1; 27:1; 28:1; 49:34; 49:35


20:40; 44:30; 44:30; 48:14






6:1; 6:6




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7225 matches the Hebrew רֵאשִׁית (rē'šîṯ),
which occurs 51 times in 49 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:1 - In the beginning H7225 God created the heaven and the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:10 - And the beginning H7225 of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:3 - Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning H7225 of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:19 - The first H7225 of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:26 - The first H7225 of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:12 - As for the oblation of the firstfruits, H7225 ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:10 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits H7225 of your harvest unto the priest:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:20 - Ye shall offer up a cake of the first H7225 of your dough for an heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:21 - Of the first H7225 of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:12 - All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits H7225 of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 - And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first H7225 of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:12 - A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning H7225 of the year even unto the end of the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:4 - The firstfruit H7225 also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first H7225 of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:17 - But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning H7225 of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:2 - That thou shalt take of the first H7225 of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:10 - And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits H7225 of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:21 - And he provided the first part H7225 for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:29 - Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest H7225 of all the offerings of Israel my people?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief H7225 of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:5 - And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits H7225 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:37 - And that we should bring the firstfruits H7225 of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, H7225 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:7 - Though thy beginning H7225 was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:19 - He is the chief H7225 of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: H7225 for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:51 - And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief H7225 of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:36 - He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief H7225 of all their strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning H7225 of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning H7225 of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:9 - Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits H7225 of all thine increase:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; H7225 therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 - The LORD possessed me in the beginning H7225 of his way, before his works of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning H7225 of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:8 - Better is the end of a thing than the beginning H7225 thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:10 - Declaring the end from the beginning, H7225 and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:3 - Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits H7225 of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:1 - In the beginning H7225 of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:1 - In the beginning H7225 of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 28:1 - And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning H7225 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, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:34 - The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning H7225 of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:35 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief H7225 of their might.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:40 - For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, 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 H7225 of your oblations, with all your holy things.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:30 - And the first H7225 of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest's: ye shall also give unto the priest the first H7225 of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 48:14 - And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the firstfruits H7225 of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 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 H7225 of the children of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 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: H7225 but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:1 - Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief H7225 of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:6 - That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief H7225 ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:13 - O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning H7225 of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.
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