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41 Bible Verses about Forests

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Nehemiah 2:8

And let me have a letter written to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so that he will give me timber to rebuild the gates of the temple’s fortress, the city wall, and the home where I will live.” The king granted my requests, for I was graciously strengthened by my God.

Deuteronomy 19:5

If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.

Isaiah 44:13-14

The woodworker stretches out a measuring line,
he outlines it with a stylus;
he shapes it with chisels
and outlines it with a compass.
He makes it according to a human likeness,
like a beautiful person,
to dwell in a temple. He cuts down cedars for his use,
or he takes a cypress or an oak.
He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest.
He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Jeremiah 10:3

for the customs of the peoples are worthless.
Someone cuts down a tree from the forest;
it is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.

Ezekiel 39:10

They will not gather wood from the countryside or cut it down from the forests, for they will use the weapons to make fires. They will take the loot from those who looted them and plunder those who plundered them.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Psalm 50:9-11

I will not accept a bull from your household
or male goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is Mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains,
and the creatures of the field are Mine.

Psalm 80:13

The boar from the forest tears it
and creatures of the field feed on it.

Psalm 104:20-22

You bring darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals stir. The young lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God. The sun rises; they go back
and lie down in their dens.

Isaiah 56:9

All you animals of the field and forest,
come and eat!

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.
A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.
A leopard keeps watch over their cities.
Anyone who leaves them will be torn to pieces
because their rebellious acts are many,
their unfaithful deeds numerous.

Jeremiah 12:8

My inheritance has acted toward Me
like a lion in the forest.
She has roared against Me.
Therefore, I hate her.

Ezekiel 34:25

“I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate dangerous animals in the land, so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest.

Micah 5:8

Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which tramples and tears as it passes through,
and there is no one to rescue them.

Micah 7:14

Shepherd Your people with Your staff,
the flock that is Your possession.
They live alone in a woodland
surrounded by pastures.
Let them graze in Bashan and Gilead
as in ancient times.

Jeremiah 21:14

I will punish you according to what you have done—
this is the Lord’s declaration.
I will kindle a fire in its forest
that will consume everything around it.’”

Isaiah 10:18-19

He will completely destroy
the glory of its forests and orchards
as a sickness consumes a person. The remaining trees of its forest
will be so few in number
that a child could count them.

Zechariah 11:1-3

Open your gates, Lebanon,
and fire will consume your cedars. Wail, cypress, for the cedar has fallen;
the glorious trees are destroyed!
Wail, oaks of Bashan,
for the stately forest has fallen! Listen to the wail of the shepherds,
for their glory is destroyed.
Listen to the roar of young lions,
for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed.

Jeremiah 46:23

They will cut down her forest—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
though it is dense,
for they are more numerous than locusts;
they cannot be counted.

2 Kings 19:22-24

Who is it you mocked and blasphemed?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel! You have mocked the Lord through your messengers.
You have said:With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its farthest outpost,
its densest forest. I dug wells,
and I drank foreign waters.
I dried up all the streams of Egypt
with the soles of my feet.

Isaiah 37:23-25

Who is it you have mocked and blasphemed?
Who have you raised your voice against
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel! You have mocked the Lord through your servants.
You have said, “With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its distant heights,
its densest forest. I dug wells and drank water.
I dried up all the streams of Egypt
with the soles of my feet.”

Ezekiel 20:46-48

“Son of man, face the south and preach against it. Prophesy against the forest land in the Negev, and say to the forest there: Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord God says: I am about to ignite a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame will not be extinguished, and every face from the south to the north will be scorched by it. Then all people will see that I, Yahweh, have kindled it. It will not be extinguished.”

Joshua 17:14-18

Joseph’s descendants said to Joshua, “Why did you give us only one tribal allotment as an inheritance? We have many people, because the Lord has been blessing us greatly.” “If you have so many people,” Joshua replied to them, “go to the forest and clear an area for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim’s hill country is too small for you.” But the descendants of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley.”read more.
So Joshua replied to Joseph’s family (that is, Ephraim and Manasseh), “You have many people and great strength. You will not have just one allotment, because the hill country will be yours also. It is a forest; clear it and its outlying areas will be yours. You can also drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and are strong.”

Psalm 83:14-15

As fire burns a forest,
as a flame blazes through mountains, so pursue them with Your tempest
and terrify them with Your storm.

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns like a fire
that consumes thorns and briers
and kindles the forest thickets
so that they go up in a column of smoke.

1 Kings 7:2

He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on top of the pillars.

1 Kings 10:17

He made 300 small shields of hammered gold; about four pounds of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

2 Chronicles 9:16

He made 300 small shields of hammered gold; about eight pounds of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

1 Kings 10:21

All of King Solomon’s drinking cups were gold, and all the utensils of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. There was no silver, since it was considered as nothing in Solomon’s time,

2 Chronicles 9:20

All of King Solomon’s drinking cups were gold, and all the utensils of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. There was no silver, since it was considered as nothing in Solomon’s time,

1 Samuel 22:5

Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

2 Samuel 18:6-17

Then David’s forces marched into the field to engage Israel in battle, which took place in the forest of Ephraim. The people of Israel were defeated by David’s soldiers, and the slaughter there was vast that day—20,000 casualties. The battle spread over the entire region, and that day the forest claimed more people than the sword.read more.
Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David’s soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair. One of the men saw him and informed Joab. He said, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree!” “You just saw him!” Joab exclaimed. “Why didn’t you strike him to the ground right there? I would have given you 10 silver pieces and a belt!” The man replied to Joab, “Even if I had the weight of 1,000 pieces of silver in my hand, I would not raise my hand against the king’s son. For we heard the king command you, Abishai, and Ittai, ‘Protect the young man Absalom for me.’ If I had jeopardized my own life—and nothing is hidden from the king—you would have abandoned me.” Joab said, “I’m not going to waste time with you!” He then took three spears in his hand and thrust them into Absalom’s heart while he was still alive in the oak tree, and 10 young men who were Joab’s armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him. Afterward, Joab blew the ram’s horn, and the troops broke off their pursuit of Israel because Joab restrained them. They took Absalom, threw him into a large pit in the forest, and piled a huge mound of stones over him. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.

1 Chronicles 16:33

Then the trees of the forest will shout for joy before the Lord,
for He is coming to judge the earth.

Psalm 29:9

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the woodlands bare.In His temple all cry, “Glory!”

Psalm 96:12

Let the fields and everything in them exult.
Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy

Isaiah 7:2

When it became known to the house of David that Aram had occupied Ephraim, the heart of Ahaz and the hearts of his people trembled like trees of a forest shaking in the wind.

Isaiah 44:23

Rejoice, heavens, for the Lord has acted;
shout, depths of the earth.
Break out into singing, mountains,
forest, and every tree in it.
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
and glorifies Himself through Israel.

2 Kings 2:23-24

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him, chanting, “Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!” He turned around, looked at them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and mauled 42 of the children.

Isaiah 21:13

An oracle against Arabia:In the desert brush
you will camp for the night,
you caravans of Dedanites.

Jeremiah 26:18

“Micah the Moreshite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and said to all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become ruins,
and the temple mount a forested hill.’

Hosea 2:12

I will devastate her vines and fig trees.
She thinks that these are her wages
that her lovers have given her.
I will turn them into a thicket,
and the wild animals will eat them.

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Beasts » Found in » Forests

Isaiah 56:9

All you animals of the field and forest,
come and eat!

Micah 5:8

Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which tramples and tears as it passes through,
and there is no one to rescue them.

Forests » Infested by wild beasts

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.
A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.
A leopard keeps watch over their cities.
Anyone who leaves them will be torn to pieces
because their rebellious acts are many,
their unfaithful deeds numerous.

Isaiah 56:9

All you animals of the field and forest,
come and eat!

Micah 5:8

Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which tramples and tears as it passes through,
and there is no one to rescue them.

Psalm 104:20

You bring darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals stir.

Forests » Often destroyed by enemies

2 Kings 19:23

You have mocked the Lord through your messengers.
You have said:With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its farthest outpost,
its densest forest.

Isaiah 37:24

You have mocked the Lord through your servants.
You have said, “With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its distant heights,
its densest forest.

Jeremiah 46:23

They will cut down her forest—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
though it is dense,
for they are more numerous than locusts;
they cannot be counted.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » Bashan

Ezekiel 27:6

They made your oars of oaks from Bashan.
They made your deck of cypress wood
from the coasts of Cyprus,
inlaid with ivory.

Isaiah 2:13

against all the cedars of Lebanon,
lofty and lifted up,
against all the oaks of Bashan,

Zechariah 11:2

Wail, cypress, for the cedar has fallen;
the glorious trees are destroyed!
Wail, oaks of Bashan,
for the stately forest has fallen!

Forests » Were places of refuge

1 Samuel 22:5

Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » Ephraim

2 Samuel 18:6

Then David’s forces marched into the field to engage Israel in battle, which took place in the forest of Ephraim.

2 Samuel 18:8

The battle spread over the entire region, and that day the forest claimed more people than the sword.

Forests » Illustrative » (destroyed by fire,) of destruction of the wicked

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns like a fire
that consumes thorns and briers
and kindles the forest thickets
so that they go up in a column of smoke.

Isaiah 10:17-18

Israel's Light will become a fire, and its Holy One, a flame. In one day it will burn up Assyria's thorns and thistles. He will completely destroy the glory of its forests and orchards as a sickness consumes a person.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » Carmel

2 Kings 19:23

You have mocked the Lord through your messengers.
You have said:With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its farthest outpost,
its densest forest.

Isaiah 37:24

You have mocked the Lord through your servants.
You have said, “With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its distant heights,
its densest forest.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » Lebanon

1 Kings 10:17

He made 300 small shields of hammered gold; about four pounds of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

1 Kings 7:2

He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on top of the pillars.

Forests » Illustrative » (a fruitful field turned into,) of the jews rejected by God

Isaiah 29:17

Isn’t it true that in just a little while
Lebanon will become an orchard,
and the orchard will seem like a forest?

Forests » Jotham built towers, &c in

2 Chronicles 27:4

He also built cities in the hill country of Judah and fortresses and towers in the forests.

Forests » Abounded with wild honey

1 Samuel 14:25-26

Everyone went into the forest, and there was honey on the ground. When the troops entered the forest, they saw the flow of honey, but none of them ate any of it because they feared the oath.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » The south

Ezekiel 20:46-47

"Son of man, face the south and preach against it. Prophesy against the forest land in the Negev, and say to the forest there: Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord God says: I am about to ignite a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame will not be extinguished, and every face from the south to the north will be scorched by it.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » Hareth

1 Samuel 22:5

Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Leave and return to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

Forests » Supplied timber for building

1 Kings 5:6-8

"Therefore, command that cedars from Lebanon be cut down for me. My servants will be with your servants, and I will pay your servants' wages according to whatever you say, for you know that not a man among us knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians." When Hiram heard Solomon's words, he greatly rejoiced and said, "May the Lord be praised today! He has given David a wise son to be over this great people!" Then Hiram sent [a reply] to Solomon, saying, "I have heard your message; I will do everything you want regarding the cedar and cypress timber.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » The king's

Nehemiah 2:8

And let me have a letter written to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so that he will give me timber to rebuild the gates of the temple’s fortress, the city wall, and the home where I will live.” The king granted my requests, for I was graciously strengthened by my God.

Forests » Mentioned in scripture » Arabian

Isaiah 21:13

An oracle against Arabia:In the desert brush
you will camp for the night,
you caravans of Dedanites.

Forests » Illustrative » Of the unfruitful world

Isaiah 32:19

But hail will level the forest,
and the city will sink into the depths.

Forests » Called on to rejoice at God's mercy

Isaiah 44:23

Rejoice, heavens, for the Lord has acted;
shout, depths of the earth.
Break out into singing, mountains,
forest, and every tree in it.
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
and glorifies Himself through Israel.

Forests » Tracts of land covered with trees

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use,
or he takes a cypress or an oak.
He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest.
He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Forests » Underwood often in

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns like a fire
that consumes thorns and briers
and kindles the forest thickets
so that they go up in a column of smoke.

Forests » The power of God extends over

Psalm 29:9

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the woodlands bare.In His temple all cry, “Glory!”

Forests » Often afforded pasture

Micah 7:14

Shepherd Your people with Your staff,
the flock that is Your possession.
They live alone in a woodland
surrounded by pastures.
Let them graze in Bashan and Gilead
as in ancient times.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.
A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.
A leopard keeps watch over their cities.
Anyone who leaves them will be torn to pieces
because their rebellious acts are many,
their unfaithful deeds numerous.

Mountains » Abounded with » Forests

2 Kings 19:23

You have mocked the Lord through your messengers.
You have said:With my many chariots
I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon.
I cut down its tallest cedars,
its choice cypress trees.
I came to its farthest outpost,
its densest forest.

2 Chronicles 2:2

so he assigned 70,000 men as porters, 80,000 men as stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 as supervisors over them.

2 Chronicles 2:8-10

Also, send me cedar, cypress, and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut the trees of Lebanon. Note that my servants will be with your servants to prepare logs for me in abundance because the temple I am building will be great and wonderful. I will give your servants, the woodcutters who cut the trees, 100,000 bushels of wheat flour, 100,000 bushels of barley, 110,000 gallons of wine, and 110,000 gallons of oil.

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