Glossary: Fruit

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Possibly strength or an exertion of strength


  • When God tells Cain that the ground will no longer bear fruit for him:

Genesis 4:12 (KJV) When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength [instead of saying fruit]…

Joel 2:22 (KJV) …the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

  • The first born (first fruit of the body) is referred to as the “first strength.”

Genesis 49:3 (KJV) Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning [literally, “first”] of my strength

Deuteronomy 21:17 (KJV) …the firstborn… for he is the beginning [literally, “first”] of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

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