It meant something socially and legally to be the first-born son, a son at all, or a girl.
Content, my mother was at ease that her first-born would not fall into the ranks of picky eaters.
But her seven brothers are still seven wild geese, and the Queen has found no trace of her first-born son.
He could not resist giving that delicate morsel to his first-born.
In a family of two brothers and one sister he was the first-born.
May not the serpent have bitten Eve before the birth of Cain, her first-born?
Ian,” he said to his first-born, as he refilled his tin can with tea, “how many more timbers have you to prepare for the dam?
They were perfectly willing to release that story about their first-born.
There was trouble in China and in Khaledan that day, and in each kingdom a sorrowful king wept for the madness of his first-born.
Space cannot separate the father's watchful soul from the cradle of his first-born!
sons enjoyed certain special privileges (Deut. 21:17; Gen. 25:23, 31, 34; 49:3; 1 Chr. 5:1; Heb. 12:16; Ps. 89:27). (See BIRTHRIGHT.) The "first-born of the poor" signifies the most miserable of the poor (Isa. 14:30). The "church of the first-born" signifies the church of the redeemed. The destruction of the first-born was the last of the ten plagues inflicted on the Egyptians (Ex. 11:1-8; 12:29, 30). Menephtah is probably the Pharaoh whose first-born was slain. His son did not succeed or survive his father, but died early. The son's tomb has been found at Thebes unfinished, showing it was needed earlier than was expected. Some of the records on the tomb are as follows: "The son whom Menephtah loves; who draws towards him his father's heart, the singer, the prince of archers, who governed Egypt on behalf of his father. Dead."