The Feast of Firstfruits
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: f 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of g the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
'He shall h wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
'And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD.
'Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin.
'You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
"The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."
For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
And you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD.