Calves of the Lips • Fruit-Bearing • Fruitful • Fruitfulness • Fruits
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fruit Heb pe, also bikkûrîm, bikkûrâ, rēʾšîṯ, qayiṣ, tenûḇâ, yeḇûl (Dt. 11:17), laʿanâ, rōʾš, maʾaḵāl-‘food’ (Neh. 9:25), leḥem, pōrîyâ, ʾōsep̱, zimrâ, meg̱eḏ, yāg̱āʿ (“fruit of toil,” Job 20:18), yeg̱î (a)ʿ (“fruit of labor/toil,” e.g., Ps. 78:46), nîḇ, nûb,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
fruit. According to Genesis, God created fruit trees on the third day (1:11). The Bible mentions grapes, figs, pomegranates, and olives as favorable produce of the promised land (Deut. 8:8). Melons, peaches, apricots, dates, and berries were also available to the Israelites. All of these may have been
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FRUIT. The product of many plants and trees. Those most frequently mentioned in Scripture are grapes, figs, and olives all which are still grown in Palestine today. See individual entries under Plants.Figurative. The term “fruit” is often used symbolically. Children are referred to as fruit (Ex 21:22;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Fruit, Fruits
FRUIT, FRUITS. The av translation of the following Heb. and Gk. words, some of which are used interchangeably: Heb. ’ēḇ, ‘budding’ (Ct. 6:11; Dn. 4:12, 14, 21); yeḇûl, ‘increase’ (Dt. 11:17; Hab. 3:17; Hg. 1:10); tenûḇâ, ‘increase’ (Jdg. 9:11. Is. 27:6; La. 4:9); yeleḏ, ‘child’ (Ex. 21:22); leḥem
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
FruitFruit (Heb. pĕrɩ̂; Gk. karpós) constituted a large and important part of the diet of the ancient Israelites. Grapes, figs, pomegranates, and olives, along with wheat and barley, were favorable attributes of the Promised Land (Deut. 8:8). Melons, dates, berries from bushes and trees, apples, peaches,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fruit (Heb. pe; Gk. karpós).† The edible product of trees and plants, generally the pulp which surrounds the seeds. Fruit was an essential part of the Israelite diet, consumed fresh, dried, or processed into oil (olives), wine, or cakes (figs, raisins). The most important fruits were olives,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fruita 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);
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Fruit, Fruitfulness
Fruit, FruitfulnessNot counting three dozen occurrences of fruitful, the word fruit appears more than two hundred times in English translations. Three main meanings are discernible: (1) fruit in the modern sense of a specific food group, linked especially with fruit trees (Gen 1:11; Neh 9:25; Ps 148:9;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CALVES, OF THE LIPS<kavz>, (Septuagint: [καρπὸν χειλέων, karpon cheileon]): This is the King James Version rendering of a dubious Hebrew text in Hosea 14:2 (פָּרִים שְׂפָתֵינוּ‎ [parim sephathenu]). The Revised Version (British and American) runs “So will we render as bullocks the offering of our
Compton’s Encyclopedia
fruitAn important part of a well-balanced diet, fresh fruit contains large quantities of water and is not a substantial food. Fruits are important mainly for the vitamins and minerals they contain. Acids they contain also help digestion.Fruits are eaten in many ways. The whole fruit may be fresh, frozen,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
FRUIT.—The consideration of this term as it is used in the Gospels divides itself into three parts: (1) The natural application of the word ‘fruit’ (καρπός) to the products of the field and the orchard; (2) other references to fruit under their specific names; (3) the spiritual lessons derived from
Key passages
Pr 11:30

The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he who captures souls is wise.

Pr 12:14

From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he is filled with good, and the reward of a man’s labor will return to him.

Mt 3:8–10

Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance! And do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Already now the ax is positioned at the root of the trees; therefore every tree not producing …

Php 1:11

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

Heb 13:15

Therefore through him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.

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