Glossary: Thorns/Briers

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Used as the opposite of fruit. Probably unprofitable, worthless. 


Jeremiah 12:13 (KJV)  They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

  • Used synonymously with a fool.

Ecclesiastes 7:6 (KJV)  For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

  • Used as the opposite of fruit (see note for Fruit).

Isaiah 32:13, 15 (KJV)  Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city… Verse 15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

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