|Honor the LORD with your wealth, |
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
|Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: |
|Honor the LORD from your wealth |
And from the first of all your produce;
|Proverbs 3:9 |
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Pr 3:9). Nashville: Word Pub.
FIRSTFRUITS - the firstborn of the flocks and the first vegetables and grains to be gathered at harvest time. The Hebrew people thought of these as belonging to God in a special sense. They were dedicated or presented to God on the day of the firstfruits, a part of the celebration of Pentecost (Num. 28:26; 2 Chr. 31:5).
Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.