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fruit [pariy] shalt thou destroy ['abad]
from the earth, ['erets] and their seed [zera`] from among the children [ben] of men. ['adam] KJV-Interlinear
offspring Thou wilt destroy from the earth, And their descendants from among
the sons of men. NASB
Fruit, is typically used to describe the production of a tree or vineyard or garden type of plant.
However, when applied to people, it can be used to describe their children, the work of their hands or life, or the production of their thoughts.
Here our context is the enemy of God, and that is referring to the people that have rejected truth, doctrine, Christ, God, or any combination thereof.
Any anti-God lifestyle or way of life produces only evil, and evil becomes the production of those folks.
Since they have been destroyed as per the previous verses, then their production, likewise, ceases.
This verse is a reference to the end of life for each individual that lives their life in rejection to God and then dies, thus ending their evil productive period in this world.
Also, when history comes to an end, and that would be at the end of the Millennium, then all evil will cease permanently and forever.
No more evil people, means several things. First their thoughts will cease, thus ending evil productivity. Second, they will have no more influence on others, thus ending evil from their influence. Third, they will have no more children, as dead people cannot have children needless to say, and that ends the cycle of evil in future generations that will not exist.
So, throughout history, generation after generation rises up and there is evil because there is negative volition toward God. God has to halt it or place it in check, on occasion, with the removal of evil people by means of death in some fashion.
But, when it all comes down to the end of history, then ultimately the only thing that will end evil once and for all, will be the end of human history at the end of the Millennium. Then, all evil will be vanquished, and the removal of this universe and the creation of the new universe, will bring no baggage from the old universe into the new.
So, this verse has an active generation, to generation, person to person current application for the removal of evil, but it also has a prophetic application for the end of history and ultimate end of evil forever.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.