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ἀπαρχή

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἀπαρχή, ῆς, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
aparchē
Simplified transliteration: 
aparche
Numbers
Strong's number: 
536
GK Number: 
569
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
9
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1b
Gloss: 
firstfruits, the first of any crop or livestock offered to God before the rest could be used
Definition: 
pr. the first act of a sacrifice; hence, the firstfruits, first portion, firstling, Rom. 8:23

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Romans 8:23 And not only this, but we ourselves, who have the first (aparchēn | ἀπαρχήν | acc sg fem) fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Romans 11:16 If the dough offered as first (aparchē | ἀπαρχή | nom sg fem) fruits is holy, so also is the whole lump; and if the root is holy, so also are the branches.
Romans 16:5 Also greet the church in their house. Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who was the first convert (aparchē | ἀπαρχή | nom sg fem) to Christ in Asia.
1 Corinthians 15:20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits (aparchē | ἀπαρχή | nom sg fem) of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:23 But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits (aparchē | ἀπαρχή | nom sg fem); then, those who belong to Christ, when he comes.
1 Corinthians 16:15 You know that the household of Stephanus were the first (aparchē | ἀπαρχή | nom sg fem) converts in the province of Achaia, and that they devoted themselves to the service of the saints. So I urge you, brothers,
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose you as first fruits (aparchēn | ἀπαρχήν | acc sg fem) for salvation, by sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth.
James 1:18 According to his sovereign plan, he brought us into being through his word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits (aparchēn | ἀπαρχήν | acc sg fem) of all he created.
Revelation 14:4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from the human race as firstfruits (aparchē | ἀπαρχή | nom sg fem) for God and for the Lamb,