double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory -- Ephraim, Ephraimites.
shall say What have I to do any more with idols
an (idolatrous) image -- idol, image.
I have heard
to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce
him and observed
to spy out, i.e. (generally) survey, (for evil) lurk for, (for good) care for -- behold, lay wait, look, observe, perceive, regard, see.
him I am like a green
verdant; by analogy, new; figuratively, prosperous -- green, flourishing.
a cypress (?) tree; hence, a lance or a musical instrument (as made of that wood) -- fir (tree).
From me is thy fruit
fruit -- bough, (first-) fruit(-ful), reward.
to come forth to, i.e. appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e. find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit.
King James Bible
Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ephraim, why should I have anything more to do with idols? It is I who answer and watch over him. I am like a flourishing pine tree; your fruit comes from Me.
International Standard Version
"Ephraim, what have I in common with idols? I have listened and will pay attention to him. I am like a flourishing cypress; in me will your fruit be found."
O Ephraim, I do not want to have anything to do with idols anymore! I will answer him and care for him. I am like a luxuriant cypress tree; your fruitfulness comes from me!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The people of Ephraim will have nothing more to do with idols. I will answer them and take care of them. I am like a growing pine tree. Their fruit comes from me."
King James 2000 Bible
Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green cypress tree. In me is your fruit found.
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