'Thistles' in the Bible
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,and you will eat the plants of the field.
They bray among the shrubs;they huddle beneath the thistles.
Thistles had come up everywhere,weeds covered the ground,and the stone wall was ruined.
Israel’s Light will become a fire,and its Holy One, a flame.In one day it will burn up Assyria’s thorns and thistles.
The nations rage like the raging of many waters.He rebukes them, and they flee far away,driven before the wind like chaff on the hillsand like tumbleweeds before a gale.
Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.She will become a dwelling for jackals,an abode for ostriches.
For even if they flee from devastation,Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them.Thistles will take possession of their precious silver;thorns will invade their tents.
The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,will be destroyed;thorns and thistles will grow over their altars.They will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”and to the hills, “Fall on us!”
You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?