Thy fruit is found of me. Hosea 14:8 (ASV) I will hear him, and I will make him flourish like a green fir tree: from me is thy fruit found. I am like a luxuriant cypress; your fruit comes from me. Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.

Good News Bible The people of Israel will have nothing more to do with idols; I will answer their prayers and take care of them. It is not good of the world's showing, but good of God's giving. The true remedy for this is to commence at nothing; taking Christ afresh to be the Alpha and Omega for a deeper, higher, Divine experience, waiting even for His conception, 'A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord their God. THIS PASSAGE IS in very vivid contrast to what Ephraim had previously said, as it is recorded in the early part of Hosea's prophecy. I am like a green fir-tree. Hosea 14:8 (RSV) I have answered, and will regard him: I am like a green fir-tree; from me is thy fruit found. O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols?

Now I shall hear them, and I shall shelter them like a green fir tree. I am . From me is thy fruit found. -- From me is thy fruit found. Hosea 14:2,3 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips….
Ephraim [shall say], What have I to do any more with idols? This tree, in its majestic beauty, tenacity of life, and undying verdure, winter and summer, through the perpetual supply of sap, pictures the continual life of the soul through the unbroken supply of the grace of God. Hebrews tidhar, mentioned along with the fir-tree in Isaiah 41:19; 60:13. Like an evergreen tree I will shelter them; I am the source of all their blessings. Once more, the fir tree is the habitation of the stork, an unclean creature by the law of God; so Christ is the dwelling place of sinners, he receives them, and converses with them, Psalm 104:17. Understand the meaning of Hosea 14:8 using all available Bible versions and commentary. I will take good care of them. Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? They do not say what good they seek, but refer it to God. These beautiful trees are thought to having a healing, cleansing benefit.

", Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? From me is thy fruit found." I have heard … and observed him—I Jehovah have answered and regarded him with favor; the opposite of God's "hiding His face from" one (De 31:17). His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree ...'--Hosea xiv. I -- I afflicted, and I cause him to sing: `I `am' as a green fir-tree,' From Me is thy fruit found. Verses 4-8 Israel seeks God's face, and they shall not seek it in vain. Ephraim, what do idols have to do with me? Wandering again! I will hear him and gaze upon him; I will be unto him like a green fir tree; of me shall thy fruit be found. I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.”, Hosea 14:8 (NKJV)

WE read in the Gospel for this day that …Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler, "From me is thy fruit found" (Hos. The Septuagint favors the Margin, "memorial." Who is so unreasonable as to look for fruit upon the peach or the plum at this season of the year? So as to the spiritual Israel ( John 15:16 , Romans 3:24 , 5:8 , 1 John 4:10 ). O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? 21, 22. There is enough of saving truth clear in God's Word to guide those humbly seeking salvation, and enough of difficulties to confound those who curiously seek them out, rather than practically seek salvation. (14-9) Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? 5, 6. The lily, when come to its height, is a lovely flower, ( matthew 6:28 matthew 6:29 ) . 8. O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? As for Ephraim, what has he to do with, &c. am to thee an evergreen tree of life and protection, and from me is thy fruit found. The best of trees have fruit on them only at appointed seasons. Hosea 14:8 (WEB) It is the experience of God's favor, in contrast to God's wrath heretofore, that leads Ephraim to abhor his past idolatry. The people of Israel will have nothing more to do with idols; I will answer their prayers and take care of them. As we draw near to God by the prayer of faith, we should first beseech him to teach us what to ask. I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. The "berosh," (as Jerome, living in Palestine, thought) one of the large genus of the "pine" or "fir," or (as others translated) the cypress , was a tall stately tree Isaiah 55:13; in whose branches the stork could make its nest Psalm 104:17; its wood precious enough to be employed in the temple (1 Kings 5:22, 24 (1 Kings 5:8, 1 Kings 5:10, English); 6:15, 34); fine enough to be used in all sorts of musical instruments 2 Samuel 6:5; strong and pliant enough to be used for spears Nahum 2:3. It won't entirely surprise you that this gorgeous tree symbolizes romance. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit. Of the great wonders which God has wrought, and still works for us Christian men; wherefore it is just and reasonable that we should turn unto Him and follow Him, and whereby we may discern between true and false conversion. We have here a brief dramatic dialogue. I have answered [him] and will regard {and} watch over him; I am like a green fir {or} cypress tree; with Me is the fruit found [which is to nourish you]. All rights reserved.

King James Version of a green fir--or cypress; ever green, winter and summer alike; the leaves not falling off in winter. I am like a Green Fir Tree: The Solar Horus X-mas Special, Part 2. Their fruit comes from me.




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