I love it! Can you guess the meaning? The “fruit” word is the stem or tip- off. Yes, it means fruitful. The Bible uses it many times in the context of multiplying. It was God’s best advice to Noah; well, if not him who else? Much is said about this in Genesis.
What would this have to do with those of us; neither married or else beyond “that age” (we are not all biblical wonders) of procreation and privelege? The word continues refering to Joseph as a “fruitful bough”. Isa 10:18 “And shall consume the glory of his forest and fruitful field”- then refering to the “seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field”
Acts 14:17 expands upon the concept as it says; ” Nevertheless He left not himself without witness, in that He did good and gave us rain and fruitful seasons”; Paul, speaking of the living God.
No one of us can strive to be less, however, than fructiforous as described in Col 1:10, that makes it totally applicable to all; “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord with all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowlege of God.” God’s advice to mankind.