'Fruit' in the Bible
Then God said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” And it was so.
The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you,
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden.
But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’”
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”
They covered the surface of the whole land so that the land was black, and they consumed all the plants on the ground and all the fruit on the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green was left on the trees or the plants in the field throughout the land of Egypt.
“When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten.
In the fourth year all its fruit must be consecrated as a praise offering to the Lord.
But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way its yield will increase for you; I am Yahweh your God.
Then the land will yield its fruit, so that you can eat, be satisfied, and live securely in the land.
I will give you rain at the right time, and the land will yield its produce, and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.
“Every tenth of the land’s produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
Is the land fertile or unproductive? Are there trees in it or not? Be courageous. Bring back some fruit from the land.” It was the season for the first ripe grapes.
The men went back to Moses, Aaron, and the entire Israelite community in the Wilderness of Paran at Kadesh. They brought back a report for them and the whole community, and they showed them the fruit of the land.
They reported to Moses: “We went into the land where you sent us. Indeed it is flowing with milk and honey, and here is some of its fruit.
They took some of the fruit from the land in their hands, carried it down to us, and brought us back a report: ‘The land the Lord our God is giving us is good.’
Has any man planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy its fruit? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man enjoy its fruit.
When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.
You will become engaged to a woman, but another man will rape her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit.
Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.
But the fig tree said to them,“Should I stop givingmy sweetness and my good fruit,and rule over trees?”
When David had gone a little beyond the summit, Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with 200 loaves of bread, 100 clusters of raisins, 100 bunches of summer fruit, and a skin of wine.
The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?”Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, the bread and summer fruit are for the young men to eat, and the wine is for those to drink who become exhausted in the desert.”
“This will be the sign for you: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what grows from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
The surviving remnant of the house of Israel will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
They captured fortified cities and fertile landand took possession of well-supplied houses,cisterns cut out of rock, vineyards,olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance.They ate, were filled,became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness.
Here we are today,slaves in the land You gave our ancestorsso that they could enjoy its fruit and its goodness.Here we are—slaves in it!
We will bring the firstfruits of our land and of every fruit tree to the Lord’s house year by year.
We will bring a loaf from our first batch of dough to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God. We will also bring the firstfruits of our grain offerings, of every fruit tree, and of the new wine and oil. A tenth of our land’s produce belongs to the Levites, for the Levites are to collect the one-tenth offering in all our agricultural towns.
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it;he doesn’t enjoy the profits from his trading.
He is like a tree planted beside streams of waterthat bears its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not wither.Whatever he does prospers.
He gave their crops to the caterpillarand the fruit of their labor to the locust.
Why have You broken down its wallsso that all who pass by pick its fruit?
They will still bear fruit in old age,healthy and green,
He waters the mountains from His palace;the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor.
they will eat the fruit of their wayand be glutted with their own schemes.
My fruit is better than solid gold,and my harvest than pure silver.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,but violence takes lives.
The wicked desire what evil men have,but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is satisfied;he is filled with the product of his lips.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue,and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,and whoever looks after his master will be honored.
I made gardens and parks for myself and planted every kind of fruit tree in them.
W Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest,so is my love among the young men.I delight to sit in his shade,and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
Your stature is like a palm tree;your breasts are clusters of fruit.
I said, “I will climb the palm treeand take hold of its fruit.”May your breasts be like clusters of grapes,and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.
Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon.He leased the vineyard to tenants.Each was to bring for his fruit1,000 pieces of silver.
Tell the righteous that it will go well for them,for they will eat the fruit of their labor.
On that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of Israel’s survivors.
Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
So I join with Jazerto weep for the vines of Sibmah;I drench Heshbon and Elealeh with my tears.Triumphant shouts have fallen silentover your summer fruit and your harvest.
In days to come, Jacob will take root.Israel will blossom and bloomand fill the whole world with fruit.
“‘This will be the sign for you: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what grows from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
People will build houses and live in them;they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
I brought you to a fertile landto eat its fruit and bounty,but after you entered, you defiled My land;you made My inheritance detestable.
Listen, earth!I am about to bring disaster on these people,the fruit of their own plotting,for they have paid no attention to My word.They have rejected My instruction.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “Look, My anger—My burning wrath—is about to be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the tree of the field, and on the produce of the land. My wrath will burn and not be quenched.”
The Lord named youa flourishing olive tree,beautiful with well-formed fruit.He has set fire to it,and its branches are consumedwith a great roaring sound.
for I was like a docile lamb led to slaughter.I didn’t know that they had devised plots against me:“Let’s destroy the tree with its fruit;let’s cut him off from the land of the livingso that his name will no longer be remembered.”
You planted them, and they have taken root.They have grown and produced fruit.You are ever on their lips,but far from their conscience.
He will be like a tree planted by water:it sends its roots out toward a stream,it doesn’t fear when heat comes,and its foliage remains green.It will not worry in a year of droughtor cease producing fruit.
You will plant vineyards againon the mountains of Samaria;the planters will plant and will enjoy the fruit.
As for me, I am going to live in Mizpah to represent you before the Chaldeans who come to us. As for you, gather wine, summer fruit, and oil, place them in your storage jars, and live in the cities you have captured.”
they all returned from all the places where they had been banished and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and harvested a great amount of wine and summer fruit.
I will weep for you, vine of Sibmah,with more than the weeping for Jazer.Your tendrils have extended to the sea;they have reached to the sea and to Jazer.The destroyer has fallen on your summer fruit and grape harvest.
It had been plantedin a good field by abundant watersin order to produce branches,bear fruit, and become a splendid vine.
You are to say: This is what the Lord God says:Will it flourish?Will he not tear out its rootsand strip off its fruitso that it shrivels?All its fresh leaves will wither!Great strength and many peoplewill not be needed to pull it from its roots.
I will plant it on Israel’s high mountainso that it may bear branches, produce fruit,and become a majestic cedar.Birds of every kind will nest under it,taking shelter in the shade of its branches.
But it was uprooted in fury,thrown to the ground,and the east wind dried up its fruit.Its strong branches were torn off and dried up;fire consumed them.
Fire has gone out from its main branchand has devoured its fruit,so that it no longer has a strong branch,a scepter for ruling.This is a lament and should be used as a lament.”
therefore I am about to give you to the people of the east as a possession. They will set up their encampments and pitch their tents among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk.
The trees of the field will give their fruit, and the land will yield its produce; My flock will be secure in their land. They will know that I am Yahweh when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslave them.
“You, mountains of Israel, will produce your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel, since their arrival is near.
I will also make the fruit of the trees and the produce of the field plentiful, so that you will no longer experience reproach among the nations on account of famine.
All kinds of trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water comes from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine.”
Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant,and on it was food for all.Wild animals found shelter under it,the birds of the air lived in its branches,and every creature was fed from it.
He called out loudly:Cut down the tree and chop off its branches;strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit.Let the animals flee from under it,and the birds from its branches.
whose leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant—and on it was food for all, under it the wild animals lived, and in its branches the birds of the air lived—
Ephraim is struck down;their roots are withered;they cannot bear fruit.Even if they bear children,I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.
Israel is a lush vine;it yields fruit for itself.The more his fruit increased,the more he increased the altars.The better his land produced,the better they made the sacred pillars.
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice;you have eaten the fruit of lies.Because you have trusted in your own wayand in your large number of soldiers,
Ephraim, why should I have anything moreto do with idols?It is I who answer and watch over him.I am like a flourishing pine tree;your fruit comes from Me.
Don’t be afraid, wild animals,for the wilderness pastures have turned green,the trees bear their fruit,and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.
Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced;his height was like the cedars,and he was as sturdy as the oaks;I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.
Do horses gallop on the cliffs;does anyone plow there with oxen?Yet you have turned justice into poisonand the fruit of righteousness into wormwood—
The Lord God showed me this: A basket of summer fruit.
He asked me, “What do you see, Amos?”I replied, “A basket of summer fruit.” The Lord said to me, “The end has come for My people Israel; I will no longer spare them.
How sad for me!For I am like one who—when the summer fruit has been gatheredafter the gleaning of the grape harvest—finds no grape cluster to eat,no early fig, which I crave.
Though the fig tree does not budand there is no fruit on the vines,though the olive crop failsand the fields produce no food,though there are no sheep in the penand no cattle in the stalls,
“For they will sow in peace: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce, and the skies will yield their dew. I will give the remnant of this people all these things as an inheritance.
Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.
Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.
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