4909 beginning

4909 beginning

A starting point, origin or source. The beginning often refers to the time of or before the creation of the world. God is described as the Beginning and the End, denoting the eternity of his existence. Jesus Christ’s coming marks a new beginning both for God’s people and, finally, for all creation.

Beginning as the starting point

As the source Ps 111:10 See also Pr 1:7; Pr 9:10; Mic 1:13 the source of Israel’s sin; Col 1:18 Jesus Christ as the source of the church’s life

As the origin Job 8:7; Ac 26:4; Heb 7:3

As the commencement Lev 23:5; Jdg 7:19; 1Ki 6:1 pp 2Ch 3:1; Lk 23:54; 1Jn 2:7; 2Jn 5

The beginning: before the creation

Pr 8:22-23

Jesus Christ’s existence predates the creation Jn 17:5 See also Jn 1:1-2; Jn 8:58; Col 1:15-17; 1Jn 1:1; 1Jn 2:13-14

Salvation planned before the creation Eph 1:3-4 See also 1Co 2:7; 2Th 2:13; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 1:2

The beginning: the creation

Ge 1:1; Heb 1:10 See also Ps 102:25; Isa 40:21; Da 12:1; Mt 24:21 pp Mk 13:19

Marriage ordained from the beginning Mt 19:4-6 pp Mk 10:6-9 See also Ge 1:27; Ge 2:24

The beginning of Israel’s nationhood

Ex 12:2 See also 2Sa 7:10 pp 1Ch 17:9; Isa 52:4; Jer 2:2-3

New beginnings for God’s people

For Israel Hos 2:14-15 See also Isa 1:26; Isa 43:18-19; Isa 44:26; Isa 61:4; Jer 33:7-9

For believers 2Co 5:17 See also 2Co 4:6; Eph 2:10

A new creation Isa 65:17 See also Isa 66:22; 2Pe 3:13; Rev 21:1

Beginnings of significant events

The rebuilding of Jerusalem Ne 2:18; Hag 1:14

Jesus Christ’s ministry Mt 4:17 See also Mk 1:1,15; Lk 3:23; Ac 1:1

The beginning of signs of the end Mt 24:7-8 pp Mk 13:8; Lk 21:28

The beginning and the end

Implying all-inclusiveness Ge 44:12; Dt 31:24; 1Sa 3:12; Mt 20:8

The beginning and end contrasted Pr 20:21; Ecc 7:8; 2Pe 2:20

Completing what is begun Php 1:6 See also 2Co 8:6; Gal 3:3; Heb 3:14; Rev 2:5,19

God as the Beginning and the End Isa 44:6; Rev 21:6 See also Isa 41:4; Isa 48:12; Rev 1:17; Rev 2:8; Rev 22:13

Satan as sinful from the beginning

Jn 8:44 See also 1Jn 3:8

See also

1140God, the eternal
4005creation
4915completion
4918dawn
4930end
5655birth
6698newness
6730reinstatement
9120eternity
9160new heavens & new earth
9165restoration

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