Friday, November 20, 2020



Upon researching, these are the many FIRSTS I found on the Bible, from the Book of GENESIS, which may be of interest to you, too.


Because these are TIMELY, and yet PERPETUAL TRUTHS.

This was our foundation.

God created the FIRST man.

26 And God said, 

Let us make man in our image, 

after our likeness

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air, 

and over the cattle, 

and over all the earth, 

and over every creeping thing 

that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, 

in the image of God created he him; 

male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:26-27 

King James Version

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; 

and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:7 

King James Version

2 Male and female created he them; 

and blessed them, 

and called their name Adam

in the day when they were created.

Genesis 5:2 

King James Version

God gives man his FIRST "assignment".

15 And the Lord God took the man, 

and put him into the garden of Eden 

to dress it and to keep it.

Genesis 2:15 

King James Version

God gives man his FIRST "commandment".

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, 


Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 

thou shalt not eat of it: 

for in the day that thou eatest thereof 

thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 2:16-17 

King James Version

God's FIRST anger at man.

11 And he said, 

Who told thee that thou wast naked

Hast thou eaten of the tree, 

whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

Genesis 3:11 

King James Version

13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, 

What is this that thou hast done

And the woman said, 

The serpent beguiled me, 

and I did eat.

Genesis 3:13 

King James Version

God metes out the FIRST punishment.

14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent

Because thou hast done this, 

thou art cursed above all cattle, 

and above every beast of the field; 

upon thy belly shalt thou go, 

and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, 

and between thy seed and her seed; 

it shall bruise thy head, 

and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16 Unto the woman he said

I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; 

in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; 

and thy desire shall be to thy husband, 

and he shall rule over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said

Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, 

and hast eaten of the tree, 

of which I commanded thee, 


Thou shalt not eat of it: 

cursed is the ground for thy sake; 

in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; 

and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, 

till thou return unto the ground; 

for out of it wast thou taken: 

for dust thou art, 

and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:14-19 

King James Version

God creates His FIRST "fortress".

24 So he drove out the man; 

and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden 


and a flaming sword which turned every way, 

to keep the way of the tree of life.

Genesis 3:24 

King James Version

God establishes the FIRST two covenants -- with Noah.

18 But with thee will I establish my covenant

and thou shalt come into the ark, 


and thy sons, 

and thy wife, 

and thy sons' wives with thee.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, 

two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, 

to keep them alive with thee; 

they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, 

and of cattle after their kind, 

of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, 

two of every sort shall come unto thee, 

to keep them alive.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, 

and thou shalt gather it to thee; 

and it shall be for food for thee, 

and for them.

Genesis 6:18-21 

King James Version

God gives His FIRST token, in honor of the SECOND* covenant with Noah.

12 And God said, 

This is the token of the covenant which I make 

between me and you and every living creature that is with you, 

for perpetual generations:

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, 

and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me 

and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, 

when I bring a cloud over the earth, 

that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember which is between me and you 

and every living creature of all flesh

and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Genesis 9:12-15 

King James Version

*The SECOND covenant which elicited that "token":

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, 

neither shall all flesh be cut off any more 

by the waters of a flood; 

neither shall there any more be a flood 

to destroy the earth.

Genesis 9:11 

King James Version

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