double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory -- Ephraim, Ephraimites.
to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively)
a root -- bottom, deep, heel, root.
is dried up
to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage)
they shall bear
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
fruit -- bough, (first-) fruit(-ful), reward.
yea though they bring forth
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
yet will I slay
causatively, to kill
even the beloved
delightful; hence, a delight, i.e. object of affection or desire -- beloved, desire, goodly, lovely, pleasant (thing).
fruit of their womb
the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything -- belly, body, + as they be born, + within, womb.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up, They will bear no fruit. Even though they bear children, I will slay the precious ones of their womb.
King James Bible
Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.
International Standard Version
Ephraim is blighted; its roots shriveled. It can bear no fruit. Even if they bear children, I will kill their cherished offspring.
Ephraim will be struck down--their root will be dried up; they will not yield any fruit. Even if they do bear children, I will kill their precious offspring.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The people of Ephraim are like sick plants. Their roots are dried up. They have no fruit. Even if they were to have children, I would kill their dear children."
King James 2000 Bible
Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even their beloved children.
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