Dictionary Mode: easton:Fruit
Fruit @ a word as used in Scripture denoting produce in general, whether vegetable or animal. The Hebrews divided the fruits of the land into three classes:, (1.) The fruit of the field, "corn-fruit" (Heb. dagan); all kinds of grain and pulse. (2.) The fruit of the vine, "vintage-fruit" (Heb. tirosh); grapes, whether moist or dried. (3.) "Orchard-fruits" (Heb. yitshar), as dates, figs, citrons, etc. Injunctions concerning offerings and tithes were expressed by these Hebrew terms alone Numbers:18:12; Deuteronomy:14:23). This word "fruit" is also used of children or offspring Genesis:30:2; Deuteronomy:7:13; Luke:1:42; Psalms:21:10 Psalms:132:11); also of the progeny of beasts Deuteronomy:28:51; Isaiah:14:29). It is used metaphorically in a variety of forms Psalms:104:13; Proverbs:1:31 Proverbs:11:30 Proverbs:31:16 ; Isaiah:3:10 Isaiah:10:12; Matthew:3:8 Matthew:21:41 Matthew:26:29 ; Hebrews:13:15; Romans:7:4-5 Romans:15:28). The fruits of the Spirit Galatians:5:22-23; Ephesians:5:9; James:3:17-18) are those gracious dispositions and habits which the Spirit produces in those in whom he dwells and works.
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