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The meaning of Fruit in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

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:,

  • The fruit of the field, "corn-fruit" (Heb. dagan); all kinds of grain and pulse.

  • The fruit of the vine, "vintage-fruit" (Heb. tirosh); grapes, whether moist or dried.

  • "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; 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; 11:30; 31:16; Isaiah 3:10; 10:12; Matthew 3:8; 21:41; 26:29; Hebrews 13:15; Romans 7:4,5; 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.


    See more on the meaning of Fruit in the Bible:
    Fruit {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}

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