KJV LexiconAll thy strong holds
a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively, a defender -- (de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold).
shall be like fig trees
the fig (tree or fruit) -- fig (tree).
with the firstripe figs
the first-fruits of the crop -- first fruit (-ripe (figuratively), hasty fruit.
if they be shaken
to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined)
they shall even fall
to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative)
into the mouth
the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to
of the eater
to eat -- at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, freely, in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, quite.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
All your fortifications are fig trees with ripe fruit-- When shaken, they fall into the eater's mouth.
King James Bible
All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
All your fortresses are fig trees with figs that ripened first; when shaken, they fall-- right into the mouth of the eater!
International Standard Version
All your defenses are like fig trees with ripe early fruit— when shaken, it falls right into the devourer's mouth.
All your fortifications will be like fig trees with first-ripe fruit: If they are shaken, their figs will fall into the mouth of the eater!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
All your defenses will be like fig trees with the earliest figs. When shaken, the figs fall into the mouth of the eater.
King James 2000 Bible
All your strongholds shall be like fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they are shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
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