In the literal sense, such fruit as figs (1 Kgs. 4: 25) and pomegranates were familiar in Palestine (Num. 13: 23) as well as mulberries and melons. Children are known as fruit of the womb (Luke 1: 42). Figuratively, human conduct is thought of as the fruit of a tree, either sound or rotten (Matt. 7: 16–20), and Paul asks his converts what fruit (Rom. 6: 21, AV; ‘advantage’, NRSV; ‘gain’, REB, NJB) they had in past deeds of which they are now ashamed. The fruit they should produce is that which comes from the Spirit (Gal. 5: 22).