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ἀπαρχὴ (Gtr. aparche) meaning 'First-fruits' (Strong's 536)

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This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Greek word ἀπαρχὴ, 'aparche' meaning 'first-fruits' in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the "aparche" appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word aparche appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. We have not included the definite article in the highlighted text when it has occurred either. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for ἀπαρχὴ (Gtr. aparche) meaning first-fruits

Romans 8:23 And not only that, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption; the redemption of our body.
11:16 For if the first-fruit is holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the first-fruits of Achaia to Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, and he became the first-fruits of those who slept.
15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterwards those who are Christ's at his coming.
16:15 I exhort you, brothers, (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

James 1:18 Of his own will he begot us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

Revelation 14:4 These are those who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among men; the first-fruits to God and to the Lamb.

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