Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Bible References


Isaiah 12:1
And thou saidst in that day, I will praise thee, O Jehovah: for thou wert angry with me, thine anger will turn back and thou wilt comfort me,
Esther 4:1
And Mordecai knew all that was done, and Mordecai will rend his garments, and put on sackcloth and ashes, and he will go forth into the city, and he will cry out a great and bitter cry;
Esther 8:15
And Mordecai went forth from before the king in clothing of the kingdom, cerulean purple, and white, and a great crown of gold, and a wide robe of byssus and purple: and the city Shushan shouted and was glad:
Esther 9:22
As the days which the Jews rested in them from their enemies, and the month that was turned to them from grief to gladness, and from mourning to a good day, to make them days of drinking and gladness, and sending portions a man to his neighbor, and gifts to the needy.
Psalm 30:11
Thou didst turn my wailing to dancing to me: thou didst loose my sackcloth, and thou wilt gird me with gladness;
Ezekiel 16:8
And I shall pass by thee and see thee, and behold, thy time the time of loves; and I shall spread my wing over thee and cover thy nakedness: and I shall swear to thee, and come into covenant with thee, says the Lord Jehovah, and thou shalt be to me.

The oil

Psalm 23:5
Thou wilt set in order a table before me in front of mine enemies: thou madest fat mine head with oil; my cup being satisfied with drink.
Psalm 45:7
Thou lovedst justice, and thou wilt hate injustice: for this, God thy God anointed thee with the oil of joy above thy companions.
Psalm 104:15
And wine will gladden the heart of man, to cause the face to shine from oil, and bread will support the heart of man.
Ecclesiastes 9:8
In all time thy garments shall be white; and ointment shall not be wanting upon thy head.
John 16:20
Truly, truly, I say to you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be grieved, but your grief shall be into joy.

The garment

Isaiah 61:10
Rejoicing, I will rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall exult in my God, for he put upon me the garments of salvation, and he clothed me with a robe of justice, as a bridegroom will be a priest with a turban, and as a bride will be adorned with her dress.
Zechariah 3:5
And saying, They shall set a pure turban upon his head; and they will set the pure turban upon his head, and they will put on the garments. And the messenger of Jehovah stood.
Luke 15:22
And the father said to his servants, Bring out the first robe, and clothe him; and give a ring for his hand, and shoes for the feet:
Revelation 7:9
After these things I saw, and, behold, a great multitude, which none could number it, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, having put round white robes, and palm trees in their hands;


Isaiah 60:21
And thy people all of them just: forever shall they inherit the land, watching his planting, the work of my hand for glory.
Psalm 92:12
The just one shall flourish as the palm tree: he shall become great as the cedar in Lebanon.
Jeremiah 17:7
Blessed the man who shall trust in Jehovah, and his trust was Jehovah.
Matthew 7:17
So every good tree makes good fruits; but the rotten tree makes evil fruits.

That he

Matthew 5:16
So let your light shine before men, that they see your good works, and praise your Father, him in the heavens.
John 15:8
In this was my Father honoured, that ye should bear much fruit: and ye shall be disciples to me.
1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye were bought for a price: then glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are of God.
Philippians 1:11
Filled with the fruits of justice, by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
2 Thessalonians 1:10
When he should come to be honoured in his holy ones, and to be admired in all the believing, (that our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
1 Peter 2:9
And ye a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for acquisition; so that ye should proclaim the excellencies of him having called you out of darkness into his wonderful light:
1 Peter 4:9
Being hospitable to one another without murmurings.

General references

Exodus 40:12
And bring near Aaron and his sons to the door of the tent of appointment and wash them in water.
Deuteronomy 15:1
From the end of seven years thou shalt make a remission:
Psalm 89:20
I found David my servant; with my holy oil I anointed him:
Isaiah 43:21
This people I formed for myself; they shall recount my praise.
Matthew 5:4
Happy they suffering: for they shall be comforted.
Luke 6:43
For it is not a good tree making decayed fruit; neither a decayed tree making good fruit.
John 17:18
As thou sentest me into the world, I also sent them into the world.