7223. rishon
Strong's Concordance
rishon: former, first, chief
Original Word: רִאשׁוֹן
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: rishon
Phonetic Spelling: (ree-shone')
Definition: former, first, chief
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from rosh
former, first, chief
NASB Translation
ancestors (3), before (4), beginning (2), chief (1), chiefs (1), earlier (4), earlier things (1), first (113), first one (2), first time (1), forefathers (1), foremost (1), former (25), former ones (4), former things (6), formerly (6), front (1), old (1), older (1), one in front (1), past (1), previous (1), previously (1).

רִאשׁוֺן182 adjective former, first, chief (i heightened from original a, see √); — absolute ׳ר Hosea 2:19 +, שֹׁן- - Exodus 12:15 +, רִישׁוֺן Job 8:8, construct רִאשׁוֺן Job 15:7 Qr (Kt ראישון and so always Manuscript Sam. Pentateuch, see Köii. 1, 225 n); feminine רִאשֹׁנָה Judges 20:37 + (Joshua 21:10 Kt ראישנה see above); masculine plural רִאשֹׁנִים Exodus 34:1 +, feminine plural רִאשֹׁנוֺת Isaiah 41:22 +, etc.; —

1 former:

a. in time, former of two Genesis 25:25 (J), Genesis 41:20 (E), Deuteronomy 10:1,2,3,4,10; Deuteronomy 24:4, compare Hosea 2:9; Leviticus 4:21; Leviticus 9:15 (both P), Judges 20:39; 2 Kings 1:14; Haggai 2:3,9; Ezra 3:12 +; more Generally former, previous, Numbers 21:26 (JE), Micah 4:8; 2 Kings 17:34,40; Zechariah 1:4; Zechariah 7:7,12; Zechariah 8:11; Nehemiah 5:15; Eccl 17:10; Psalm 79:8 +; ׳כָּעֵת הָ ר Isaiah 8:23; ׳דִּבְרֵי דויד הָ ר 1 Chronicles 29:29 the doings of David, the former and the latter (הָאַחֲדֹנִים), compare 2 Chronicles 9:29; 12:15; 16:11; 20:34; 25:26; 26:22; 28:26; 35:27; early days of harvest 2 Samuel 21:9; רִאשֹׁנִים as substantive, former persons, ancestors, men of old, Deuteronomy 19:14; Leviticus 26:45 (H), Ecclesiastes 1:11 (opposed to אַחֲרֹנִים); (תָ)רִאשֹׁנוֺת as substantive the former things, i.e. past events Isaiah 41:22; Isaiah 43:9,18; Isaiah 46:9; Isaiah 48:3, earlier predictions Isaiah 42:9.

b. location, foremost, of two 2 Samuel 18:27.

2 first:

a. in time, ׳הַמַּכָּה הָ ר 1 Samuel 14:14 the first slaughter (preliminary to General carnage); ׳וְלֹאהָֿיָה דְּבָרִי ר 2 Samuel 19:44 was not my word first? ׳ר in apposition with person subject 2 Samuel 19:21 I am come as first, compare perhaps Isaiah 41:27 (insert אָמַרְתִּי Ges De < read הִגַּדְתִּים for הִנֵּה הִנָּם CheHpt Kit Di), and ׳הָ ר Jeremiah 50:17 (opposed to הָאַחֲרוֺן), Isaiah 43:27; ׳ר absolute, first of mankind Job 15:17; absolute of ׳י, I (an the) first Isaiah 41:4 (+אֶתֿ אַחֲדֹנִים), + אַחְרוֺן Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 48:12; absolute of time, מֵרִאשׁוֺן Jeremiah 17:12 from the beginning; especially first of a def. series (sometimes opposed to אַחֲרוֺן). first day of feast Deuteronomy 16:4; Exodus 12:15 (twice in verse); Exodus 12:16 5t. P (H), Nehemiah 8:18, usually first month (חֹרֶשׁ) Exodus 40:2,17; Leviticus 23:5 6t. P, 1 Chronicles 12:16 (van d. H. v.1 Chronicles 12:15) + 10 t. Chronicles, Ezra, Esther 3:7; Daniel 10:4, חֹדֶשׁ omitted Genesis 8:13; Exodus 12:2,18; Numbers 9:5 (all P) Ezekiel 29:17; Ezekiel 30:20; Ezekiel 45:18,21, so Joel 2:23, but read כָּרִאשׁוֺנָה (3a) ᵐ5 ᵑ6 We Now and Dr.

b. first in degree, chief: יַד הַשָּׂרִיםרִ֗֗֗אשׁוֺנָה Ezra 9:2 the hand of the princes ... has been first in this trespass; 1 Chronicles 18:17; Daniel 10:13 (Chronicles, Esther 1:14 below).

3. a. feminine with preposition as adverb phrase: (1) of time, בָּרִאשֹׁנָה Genesis 13:4 (J), = before, formerly, so Joshua 8:5,6 (JE), 2 Samuel 7:10; 2 Samuel 20:18; Jeremiah 7:12; Isaiah 52:4, ׳לָר = before, formerly, Genesis 28:19 (J), Judges 18:29; so ׳כְּבָר as formerly Judges 20:32; 1 Kings 13:6; Isaiah 1:26; Jeremiah 33:7,11, = ׳כָּ ר Deuteronomy 9:15; Daniel 11:29 (opposed to כָּאַחֲרוֺנָה); בָּר = at first, first of all, Deuteronomy 13:10; Deuteronomy 17:7; Numbers 10:13 (P) Joshua 8:33 (D), 1 Kings 17:13; 1 Kings 20:9; Zechariah 12:7; Proverbs 20:21 (opposed to אַחֲרִיתָהּ), 1 Chronicles 11:6 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 17:9; Nehemiah 7:5; לְמַבָּרִאשׁוֺנָה 1 Chronicles 15:13 (= ׳לְמַהבָּֿר) for what was at first, etc. (מָךְ 1e); (2) location, ׳בָּר i.e. at the head of an army 1 Kings 20:17, a procession Numbers 10:14 (P), compare Isaiah 60:9.

b. רִאשֹׁנָה alone as adverb: (1) of time first Genesis 38:28 (J), 1 Kings 18:25; Jeremiah 16:18; Leviticus 5:8; Numbers 2:9; Joshua 21:10 (all P), Isaiah 65:7 (Ew De Che Di Du Skinner, >adjective Ges Hi Kn); (2) of place Genesis 33:2 (J); (3) of degree, rank, Esther 1:14.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
ancestor, that were beforetime, beginning, eldest, first, forefather most, former thing, of old time,

Or riishon {ree-shone'}; from ri'shah; first, in place, time or rank (as adjective or noun) -- ancestor, (that were) before(-time), beginning, eldest, first, fore(-father) (-most), former (thing), of old time, past.

see HEBREW ri'shah

Forms and Transliterations
בָּ֠רִאשׁוֹן בָּֽרִאשׁ֖וֹן בָּֽרִאשׁוֹן֙ בָּרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים בָּרִ֣אשֹׁנָ֔ה בָּרִ֣אשׁוֹנָ֔ה בָּרִֽאשֹׁנָ֑ה בָּרִֽאשֹׁנָ֔ה בָּרִֽאשׁוֹנָ֑ה בָּרִאשֹׁ֡ן בָּרִאשֹׁנָ֑ה בָּרִאשֹׁנָ֖ה בָּרִאשֹׁנָֽה׃ בָּרִאשֽׁוֹן׃ בָּרִאשׁ֡וֹן בָּרִאשׁוֹנָ֔ה בָּרִאשׁוֹנָ֛ה בָּרִאשׁוֹנָֽה׃ בָרִֽאשֹׁנָ֖ה בָרִֽאשֹׁנָה֙ בָרִֽאשׁוֹנָ֖ה בָרִאשֹׁנָה֙ בראשון בראשון׃ בראשונה בראשונה׃ בראשן בראשנה בראשנה׃ בראשנים הֲרִאישׁ֣וֹן הָ֣רִאשׁ֔וֹן הָֽרִאשׁ֔וֹן הָֽרִאשׁ֖וֹן הָֽרִאשׁוֹן֙ הָרִ֣אשֹׁנ֔וֹת הָרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים הָרִ֣אשֹׁנָ֔ה הָרִֽאשֹׁנ֖וֹת הָרִֽאשֹׁנִ֑ים הָרִֽאשֹׁנִ֔ים הָרִֽאשֹׁנִ֗ים הָרִֽאשֹׁנִ֜ים הָרִֽאשֹׁנִים֙ הָרִֽאשֹׁנָ֖ה הָרִֽאשֹׁנוֹת֙ הָרִֽאשׁוֹנָה֙ הָרִאשֹׁ֖ן הָרִאשֹׁנ֖וֹת הָרִאשֹׁנ֣וֹת ׀ הָרִאשֹׁנִ֖ים הָרִאשֹׁנִ֥ים ׀ הָרִאשֹׁנִ֨ים הָרִאשֹׁנִים֙ הָרִאשֹׁנָ֗ה הָרִאשֹׁנָֽה׃ הָרִאשֽׁוֹן׃ הָרִאשׁ֑וֹן הָרִאשׁ֔וֹן הָרִאשׁ֖וֹן הָרִאשׁ֗וֹן הָרִאשׁ֛וֹן הָרִאשׁ֣וֹן הָרִאשׁ֤וֹן הָרִאשׁוֹן֙ הָרִאשׁוֹן֮ הָרִאשׁוֹנִ֖ים הָרִאשׁוֹנָ֨ה הראישון הראשון הראשון׃ הראשונה הראשונים הראשן הראשנה הראשנה׃ הראשנות הראשנים וְרִֽאשֹׁנ֖וֹת וראשנות כְּבָרִ֣אשֹׁנָ֔ה כְּבָרִֽאשֹׁנָֽה׃ כְּבָרִאשֹׁנָ֑ה כְּבָרִאשֹׁנָ֖ה כָּרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים כָּרִאשֹׁנִ֑ים כָּרִאשֹׁנִ֗ים כָּרִאשֹׁנָ֗ה כָּרִאשֽׁוֹן׃ כָרִאשֹׁנָ֖ה כבראשנה כבראשנה׃ כראשון׃ כראשנה כראשנים לְמַבָּרִ֥אשׁוֹנָ֖ה לָרִאשֹׁנִ֑ים לָרִאשֹׁנָֽה׃ למבראשונה לראשנה׃ לראשנים מֵֽרִאשׁ֑וֹן מראשון רִֽאשֹׁנ֑וֹת רִֽאשֹׁנִ֖ים רִֽאשֹׁנִ֜ים רִֽאשֹׁנָ֑ה רִֽאשֹׁנָ֖ה רִֽאשׁוֹנָ֗ה רִאשֹׁ֫נִ֥ים רִאשֹׁנ֖וֹת רִאשֹׁנִ֑ים רִאשֹׁנָ֔ה רִאשֹׁנָ֖ה רִאשֹׁנָֽה׃ רִאשׁ֔וֹן רִאשׁ֛וֹן רִאשׁ֥וֹן רִאשׁוֹן֙ רִאשׁוֹנָ֑ה רִאשׁוֹנָֽה׃ רִיאשֹׁנָֽה׃ רִישׁ֑וֹן ראשון ראשונה ראשונה׃ ראשנה ראשנה׃ ראשנות ראשנים ריאשנה׃ רישון bā·ri·šō·nāh ḇā·ri·šō·nāh bā·ri·šō·nîm bā·ri·šō·w·nāh ḇā·ri·šō·w·nāh bā·ri·šō·wn bā·ri·šōn barishOn barishoNah baRishoNim bārišōn bārišōnāh ḇārišōnāh bārišōnîm bārišōwn bārišōwnāh ḇārišōwnāh charishoNah hā·ri·šō·nāh hā·ri·šō·nîm hā·ri·šō·nō·wṯ hā·ri·šō·w·nāh hā·ri·šō·w·nîm hā·ri·šō·wn hā·ri·šōn hă·ri·yō·šō·wn harishOn harishoNah harishoNim harishoNot hārišōn hārišōnāh hārišōnîm hārišōnōwṯ hārišōwn hārišōwnāh hārišōwnîm hariyoShon hăriyōšōwn kā·ri·šō·nāh ḵā·ri·šō·nāh kā·ri·šō·nîm kā·ri·šō·wn kariShon karishoNah karishoNim kārišōnāh ḵārišōnāh kārišōnîm kārišōwn kə·ḇā·ri·šō·nāh kəḇārišōnāh kevarishoNah lā·ri·šō·nāh lā·ri·šō·nîm larishoNah larishoNim lārišōnāh lārišōnîm lə·mab·bā·ri·šō·w·nāh lemabbaRishoNah ləmabbārišōwnāh mê·ri·šō·wn meriShon mêrišōwn ri·šō·nāh rî·šō·nāh ri·šō·nîm ri·šō·nō·wṯ ri·šō·w·nāh ri·šō·wn rî·šō·wn riShon rishoNah rishoNim rishoNot rišōnāh rîšōnāh rišōnîm rišōnōwṯ rišōwn rîšōwn rišōwnāh varishoNah verishoNot wə·ri·šō·nō·wṯ wərišōnōwṯ
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 8:13
HEB: מֵא֜וֹת שָׁנָ֗ה בָּֽרִאשׁוֹן֙ בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֔דֶשׁ
NAS: year, in the first [month], on the first
KJV: and first year, in the first [month], the first
INT: hundred year the first the first of the month

Genesis 13:4
HEB: עָ֥שָׂה שָׁ֖ם בָּרִאשֹׁנָ֑ה וַיִּקְרָ֥א שָׁ֛ם
NAS: there formerly; and there
KJV: which he had made there at the first: and there Abram
INT: had made there formerly called and there

Genesis 25:25
HEB: וַיֵּצֵ֤א הָרִאשׁוֹן֙ אַדְמוֹנִ֔י כֻּלּ֖וֹ
NAS: Now the first came forth red,
KJV: And the first came out red,
INT: came now the first red all

Genesis 26:1
HEB: מִלְּבַד֙ הָרָעָ֣ב הָרִאשׁ֔וֹן אֲשֶׁ֥ר הָיָ֖ה
NAS: besides the previous famine
KJV: beside the first famine
INT: beside famine the previous that had occurred

Genesis 28:19
HEB: שֵׁם־ הָעִ֖יר לָרִאשֹׁנָֽה׃
NAS: however, previously the name
KJV: [was called] Luz at the first.
INT: the name of the city previously

Genesis 32:17
HEB: וַיְצַ֥ו אֶת־ הָרִאשׁ֖וֹן לֵאמֹ֑ר כִּ֣י
NAS: He commanded the one in front, saying,
KJV: And he commanded the foremost, saying,
INT: commanded the one saying When

Genesis 33:2
HEB: וְאֶת־ יַלְדֵיהֶ֖ן רִֽאשֹׁנָ֑ה וְאֶת־ לֵאָ֤ה
NAS: and their children in front, and Leah
KJV: and their children foremost, and Leah
INT: the maids and their children front and Leah children

Genesis 38:28
HEB: זֶ֖ה יָצָ֥א רִאשֹׁנָֽה׃
NAS: This one came out first.
KJV: saying, This came out first.
INT: This came first

Genesis 40:13
HEB: בְּיָד֔וֹ כַּמִּשְׁפָּט֙ הָֽרִאשׁ֔וֹן אֲשֶׁ֥ר הָיִ֖יתָ
NAS: into his hand according to your former custom
KJV: into his hand, after the former manner
INT: his hand custom to your former when become

Genesis 41:20
HEB: שֶׁ֧בַע הַפָּר֛וֹת הָרִאשֹׁנ֖וֹת הַבְּרִיאֹֽת׃
NAS: cows ate up the first seven fat
KJV: kine did eat up the first seven fat
INT: seven cows the first fat

Exodus 4:8
HEB: לְקֹ֖ל הָאֹ֣ת הָרִאשׁ֑וֹן וְהֶֽאֱמִ֔ינוּ לְקֹ֖ל
NAS: the witness of the first sign,
KJV: to the voice of the first sign,
INT: the witness sign of the first may believe the witness

Exodus 12:2
HEB: רֹ֣אשׁ חֳדָשִׁ֑ים רִאשׁ֥וֹן הוּא֙ לָכֶ֔ם
NAS: of months for you; it is to be the first month
KJV: of months: it [shall be] the first month
INT: shall be the beginning of months is to be the first he month

Exodus 12:15
HEB: אַ֚ךְ בַּיּ֣וֹם הָרִאשׁ֔וֹן תַּשְׁבִּ֥יתוּ שְּׂאֹ֖ר
NAS: unleavened bread, but on the first day
KJV: even the first day
INT: even day the first shall remove leaven

Exodus 12:15
HEB: מִיִּשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מִיּ֥וֹם הָרִאשֹׁ֖ן עַד־ י֥וֹם
NAS: anything leavened from the first day
KJV: leavened bread from the first day
INT: Israel day the first until day

Exodus 12:16
HEB: וּבַיּ֤וֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן֙ מִקְרָא־ קֹ֔דֶשׁ
NAS: On the first day you shall have a holy
KJV: And in the first day
INT: day the first assembly holy

Exodus 12:18
HEB: בָּרִאשֹׁ֡ן בְּאַרְבָּעָה֩ עָשָׂ֨ר
NAS: In the first [month], on the fourteenth
KJV: In the first [month], on the fourteenth
INT: the first four teen

Exodus 34:1
HEB: לֻחֹ֥ת אֲבָנִ֖ים כָּרִאשֹׁנִ֑ים וְכָתַבְתִּי֙ עַל־
NAS: tablets like the former ones,
KJV: of stone like unto the first: and I will write
INT: tablets stone the former will write on

Exodus 34:1
HEB: עַל־ הַלֻּחֹ֥ת הָרִאשֹׁנִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר שִׁבַּֽרְתָּ׃
NAS: like the former ones, and I will write
KJV: the words that were in the first tables,
INT: and tablets ones which shattered

Exodus 34:4
HEB: לֻחֹ֨ת אֲבָנִ֜ים כָּרִאשֹׁנִ֗ים וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֨ם מֹשֶׁ֤ה
NAS: tablets like the former ones, and Moses
KJV: of stone like unto the first; and Moses
INT: tablets stone the former rose and Moses

Exodus 40:2
HEB: בְּיוֹם־ הַחֹ֥דֶשׁ הָרִאשׁ֖וֹן בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֑דֶשׁ
NAS: On the first day of the first
KJV: On the first day of the first
INT: day month the first of the first month

Exodus 40:17
HEB: וַיְהִ֞י בַּחֹ֧דֶשׁ הָרִאשׁ֛וֹן בַּשָּׁנָ֥ה הַשֵּׁנִ֖ית
NAS: Now in the first month of the second
KJV: And it came to pass in the first month
INT: become month the first year of the second

Leviticus 4:21
HEB: אֵ֖ת הַפָּ֣ר הָרִאשׁ֑וֹן חַטַּ֥את הַקָּהָ֖ל
NAS: it as he burned the first bull;
KJV: him as he burned the first bullock:
INT: burned bull the first is the sin the assembly

Leviticus 5:8
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר לַחַטָּ֖את רִאשׁוֹנָ֑ה וּמָלַ֧ק אֶת־
NAS: who shall offer first that which
KJV: [that] which [is] for the sin offering first, and wring off
INT: which the sin first and shall nip head

Leviticus 9:15
HEB: וַיִּשְׁחָטֵ֥הוּ וַֽיְחַטְּאֵ֖הוּ כָּרִאשֽׁוֹן׃
NAS: it and offered it for sin, like the first.
KJV: it, and offered it for sin, as the first.
INT: and slaughtered and offered the first

Leviticus 23:5
HEB: בַּחֹ֣דֶשׁ הָרִאשׁ֗וֹן בְּאַרְבָּעָ֥ה עָשָׂ֛ר
NAS: In the first month, on the fourteenth
KJV: In the fourteenth [day] of the first month
INT: month the first four teen

182 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 7223
182 Occurrences

bā·ri·šō·wn — 8 Occ.
bā·ri·šō·nāh — 16 Occ.
bā·ri·šō·nîm — 1 Occ.
ḵā·ri·šō·nāh — 1 Occ.
hā·ri·šō·wn — 63 Occ.
hā·ri·šō·nāh — 8 Occ.
hā·ri·šō·nîm — 30 Occ.
hā·ri·šō·nō·wṯ — 6 Occ.
hă·ri·yō·šō·wn — 1 Occ.
kā·ri·šō·wn — 1 Occ.
kā·ri·šō·nāh — 1 Occ.
kā·ri·šō·nîm — 4 Occ.
kə·ḇā·ri·šō·nāh — 5 Occ.
lā·ri·šō·nāh — 2 Occ.
lā·ri·šō·nîm — 1 Occ.
lə·mab·bā·ri·šō·w·nāh — 1 Occ.
mê·ri·šō·wn — 1 Occ.
ri·šō·wn — 8 Occ.
ri·šō·nāh — 10 Occ.
ri·šō·nîm — 5 Occ.
ri·šō·nō·wṯ — 2 Occ.
ḇā·ri·šō·w·nāh — 6 Occ.
wə·ri·šō·nō·wṯ — 1 Occ.

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