And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.…
It is said of Rev. Dr. Franklin that he had a passion for fruitfulness. His signet-ring had, for a device, a fruit-bearing tree, with the motto from Psalm 1:3. And when near his end, being asked by his son and pastoral successor for some word of condensed wisdom to be treasured up as a remembrance and a prompter, he breathed into his ear the word, "Fruitful."
Parallel VersesKJV: And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.