Verses with the word first in the Apocrypha (78 verses):
1 Esdras 1:1
And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month;
1 Esdras 2:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord might be accomplished, that he had promised by the mouth of Jeremy;
1 Esdras 3:10
The first wrote, Wine is the strongest.
1 Esdras 3:17
And he said unto them, Declare unto us your mind concerning the writings. Then began the first, who had spoken of the strength of wine;
1 Esdras 5:6
Who spake wise sentences before Darius the king of Persia in the second year of his reign, in the month Nisan, which is the first month.
1 Esdras 5:47
But when the seventh month was at hand, and when the children of Israel were every man in his own place, they came all together with one consent into the open place of the first gate which is toward the east.
1 Esdras 5:53
And all they that had made any vow to God began to offer sacrifices to God from the first day of the seventh month, although the temple of the Lord was not yet built.
1 Esdras 5:57
And they laid the foundation of the house of God in the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come to Jewry and Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 6:17
But in the first year that king Cyrus reigned over the country of Babylon Cyrus the king wrote to build up this house.
1 Esdras 6:24
In the first year of the reign of Cyrus king Cyrus commanded that the house of the Lord at Jerusalem should be built again, where they do sacrifice with continual fire:
1 Esdras 7:10
And the children of Israel that were of the captivity held the passover the fourteenth day of the first month, after that the priests and the Levites were sanctified.
1 Esdras 8:6
In the seventh year of the reign of Artexerxes, in the fifth month, this was the king's seventh year; for they went from Babylon in the first day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem, according to the prosperous journey which the Lord gave them.
1 Esdras 8:61
And from the river Theras we departed the twelfth day of the first month, and came to Jerusalem by the mighty hand of our Lord, which was with us: and from the beginning of our journey the Lord delivered us from every enemy, and so we came to Jerusalem.
1 Esdras 9:16
And Esdras the priest chose unto him the principal men of their families, all by name: and in the first day of the tenth month they sat together to examine the matter.
1 Esdras 9:17
So their cause that held strange wives was brought to an end in the first day of the first month.
1 Esdras 9:37
And the priests and Levites, and they that were of Israel, dwelt in Jerusalem, and in the country, in the first day of the seventh month: so the children of Israel were in their habitations.
1 Esdras 9:40
So Esdras the chief priest brought the law unto the whole multitude from man to woman, and to all the priests, to hear law in the first day of the seventh month.
1 Esdras 9:45
Then took Esdras the book of the law before the multitude: for he sat honourably in the first place in the sight of them all.
2 Esdras 2:23
Wheresoever thou findest the dead, take them and bury them, and I will give thee the first place in my resurrection.
2 Esdras 3:12
And it happened, that when they that dwelt upon the earth began to multiply, and had gotten them many children, and were a great people, they began again to be more ungodly than the first.
2 Esdras 3:21
For the first Adam bearing a wicked heart transgressed, and was overcome; and so be all they that are born of him.
2 Esdras 5:42
And he said unto me, I will liken my judgment unto a ring: like as there is no slackness of the last, even so there is no swiftness of the first.
2 Esdras 6:7
Then answered I and said, What shall be the parting asunder of the times? or when shall be the end of the first, and the beginning of it that followeth?
2 Esdras 6:8
And he said unto me, From Abraham unto Isaac, when Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob's hand held first the heel of Esau.
2 Esdras 6:38
And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work.
2 Esdras 7:36
Then said I, Abraham prayed first for the Sodomites, and Moses for the fathers that sinned in the wilderness:
2 Esdras 7:46
I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning.
2 Esdras 10:10
For out of her came all at the first, and out of her shall all others come, and, behold, they walk almost all into destruction, and a multitude of them is utterly rooted out.
2 Esdras 10:28
Where is Uriel the angel, who came unto me at the first? for he hath caused me to fall into many trances, and mine end is turned into corruption, and my prayer to rebuke.
2 Esdras 11:14
And it happened, that when it reigned, the end of it came also, like as the first, so that it appeared no more.
2 Esdras 11:27
And the second was sooner away than the first.
2 Esdras 14:45
And it came to pass, when the forty days were filled, that the Highest spake, saying, The first that thou hast written publish openly, that the worthy and unworthy may read it:
But I alone went often to Jerusalem at the feasts, as it was ordained unto all the people of Israel by an everlasting decree, having the firstfruits and tenths of increase, with that which was first shorn; and them gave I at the altar to the priests the children of Aaron.
The first tenth part of all increase I gave to the sons of Aaron, who ministered at Jerusalem: another tenth part I sold away, and went, and spent it every year at Jerusalem:
And that again God will have mercy on them, and bring them again into the land, where they shall build a temple, but not like to the first, until the time of that age be fulfilled; and afterward they shall return from all places of their captivity, and build up Jerusalem gloriously, and the house of God shall be built in it for ever with a glorious building, as the prophets have spoken thereof.
And in the eighteenth year, the two and twentieth day of the first month, there was talk in the house of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians that he should, as he said, avenge himself on all the earth.
For this is not the first day wherein thy wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of thy days all the people have known thy understanding, because the disposition of thine heart is good.
Thus they went straight forth in the valley: and the first watch of the Assyrians met her,
Wisdom of Solomon 6:13
She preventeth them that desire her, in making herself first known unto them.
Wisdom of Solomon 7:1
I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth,
Wisdom of Solomon 7:3
And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Wisdom of Solomon 10:1
She preserved the first formed father of the world, that was created alone, and brought him out of his fall,
Wisdom of Solomon 13:3
With whose beauty if they being delighted took them to be gods; let them know how much better the Lord of them is: for the first author of beauty hath created them.
For at the first she will walk with him by crooked ways, and bring fear and dread upon him, and torment him with her discipline, until she may trust his soul, and try him by her laws.
If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him.
Blame not before thou hast examined the truth: understand first, and then rebuke.
If adversity come upon thee, thou shalt find him there first; and though he pretend to help thee, yet shall he undermine thee.
The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of him,] and wisdom obtaineth his love.
For first, she hath disobeyed the law of the most High; and secondly, she hath trespassed against her own husband; and thirdly, she hath played the whore in adultery, and brought children by another man.
The first man knew her not perfectly: no more shall the last find her out.
Leave off first for manners' sake; and be not unsatiable, lest thou offend.
When thou sittest among many, reach not thine hand out first of all.
Additions to Esther 11:2
In the second year of the reign of Artexerxes the great, in the first day of the month Nisan, Mardocheus the son of Jairus, the son of Semei, the son of Cisai, of the tribe of Benjamin, had a dream;
1 Maccabees 1:1
And it happened, after that Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came out of the land of Chettiim, had smitten Darius king of the Persians and Medes, that he reigned in his stead, the first over Greece,
1 Maccabees 2:18
Now therefore come thou first, and fulfil the king's commandment, like as all the heathen have done, yea, and the men of Juda also, and such as remain at Jerusalem: so shalt thou and thy house be in the number of the king's friends, and thou and thy children shall be honoured with silver and gold, and many rewards.
1 Maccabees 5:40
Then Timotheus said unto the captains of his host, When Judas and his host come near the brook, if he pass over first unto us, we shall not be able to withstand him; for he will mightily prevail against us:
1 Maccabees 5:43
So he went first over unto them, and all the people after him: then all the heathen, being discomfited before him, cast away their weapons, and fled unto the temple that was at Carnaim.
1 Maccabees 6:2
And that there was in it a very rich temple, wherein were coverings of gold, and breastplates, and shields, which Alexander, son of Philip, the Macedonian king, who reigned first among the Grecians, had left there.
1 Maccabees 6:6
And that Lysias, who went forth first with a great power was driven away of the Jews; and that they were made strong by the armour, and power, and store of spoils, which they had gotten of the armies, whom they had destroyed:
1 Maccabees 7:13
Now the Assideans were the first among the children of Israel that sought peace of them:
1 Maccabees 7:43
So the thirteenth day of the month Adar the hosts joined battle: but Nicanor's host was discomfited, and he himself was first slain in the battle.
1 Maccabees 8:24
If there come first any war upon the Romans or any of their confederates throughout all their dominion,
1 Maccabees 8:27
In the same manner also, if war come first upon the nation of the Jews, the Romans shall help them with all their heart, according as the time shall be appointed them:
1 Maccabees 9:3
Also the first month of the hundred fifty and second year they encamped before Jerusalem:
1 Maccabees 10:4
For said he, Let us first make peace with him, before he join with Alexander against us:
1 Maccabees 10:47
But with Alexander they were well pleased, because he was the first that entreated of true peace with them, and they were confederate with him always.
1 Maccabees 13:42
Then the people of Israel began to write in their instruments and contracts, In the first year of Simon the high priest, the governor and leader of the Jews.
1 Maccabees 13:51
And entered into it the three and twentieth day of the second month in the hundred seventy and first year, with thanksgiving, and branches of palm trees, and with harps, and cymbals, and with viols, and hymns, and songs: because there was destroyed a great enemy out of Israel.
1 Maccabees 16:6
So he and his people pitched over against them: and when he saw that the people were afraid to go over the water brook, he went first over himself, and then the men seeing him passed through after him.
2 Maccabees 2:30
To stand upon every point, and go over things at large, and to be curious in particulars, belongeth to the first author of the story:
2 Maccabees 4:40
Whereupon the common people rising, and being filled with rage, Lysimachus armed about three thousand men, and began first to offer violence; one Auranus being the leader, a man far gone in years, and no less in folly.
2 Maccabees 7:2
But one of them that spake first said thus, What wouldest thou ask or learn of us? we are ready to die, rather than to transgress the laws of our fathers.
2 Maccabees 7:4
Which forthwith being heated, he commanded to cut out the tongue of him that spake first, and to cut off the utmost parts of his body, the rest of his brethren and his mother looking on.
2 Maccabees 7:7
So when the first was dead after this number, they brought the second to make him a mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him, Wilt thou eat, before thou be punished throughout every member of thy body?
2 Maccabees 8:23
Also he appointed Eleazar to read the holy book: and when he had given them this watchword, The help of God; himself leading the first band,
2 Maccabees 11:7
Then Maccabeus himself first of all took weapons, exhorting the other that they would jeopard themselves together with him to help their brethren: so they went forth together with a willing mind.
2 Maccabees 12:22
But when Judas his first band came in sight, the enemies, being smitten with fear and terror through the appearing of him who seeth all things, fled amain, one running into this way, another that way, so as that they were often hurt of their own men, and wounded with the points of their own swords.
2 Maccabees 14:8
First, verily for the unfeigned care I have of things pertaining to the king; and secondly, even for that I intend the good of mine own countrymen: for all our nation is in no small misery through the unadvised dealing of them aforersaid.