12 You may present them to the Lord as an offering of firstfruits,(A) but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

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20 But as it is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits(A) of those who have fallen asleep.

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These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, since they remained virgins.(A) These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were redeemed[a] from humanity as the firstfruits(B) for God and the Lamb.

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Footnotes

  1. 14:4 Other mss add by Jesus

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