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first fruits

also first·fruits (fûrst′fro͞ots′)
pl.n.
1. The first gathered fruits of a harvest, offered to God in gratitude.
2. The first results of an undertaking.

first fruits

or

firstfruits

pl n
1. the first results, products, or profits of an undertaking
2. fruit that ripens first

first′ fruits′


n.pl.
1. the earliest fruit of the season.
2. the first products or results of anything.
[1350–1400]
Translations

first fruits

n the first fruitsi primi risultati
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And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
This fruit, however, was only the useless, unseasonal kind that was cast off to make room for the real, ripe fruit that the tree's owner desired, namely Christians and their works: "Look, now, upon the disposition and religious practices of the Jews, who like the firstfruits of the well-nigh barren synagogue rush to destruction in imitation of a falling, unripe fig, so that they are supplanted by fruits which will survive beyond the era of our race" (VII, 163).
I'd like to give God a case of all the things he doesn't need but which we want to give him anyway--like all of our ancestors from so many different faiths have given him down through the ages: the firstfruits, the perfect flowers, the soaring music, the exquisite joy, and the shimmering beauty that is ours because God is, now and forever, by whatever name, in whatever form, by whatever light, in whatever language, and from whatever angle he chooses to reveal himself.
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We cannot use all that we accumulate in any way we want--we must set aside a tithe and the firstfruits of our labor and present these to God (Ex.