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27 Bible Verses about Herbs

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Genesis 1:29

And God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so.

Psalm 104:14

He causes vegetation to grow for the cattle, and all that the earth produces for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food out of the earth -- "

Genesis 1:12

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

Romans 14:2

One [man's faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.

Revelation 22:2

Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration of the nations.

Matthew 13:32

Of all the seeds it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and find shelter in its branches.

Genesis 3:18

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field.

Genesis 1:30

And to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that creeps on the ground -- "to everything in which there is the breath of life -- "I have given every green plant for food. And it was so.

Exodus 12:8

They shall eat the flesh that night roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Isaiah 26:19

Your dead shall live [O Lord]; the bodies of our dead [saints] shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For Your dew [O Lord] is a dew of [sparkling] light [heavenly, supernatural dew]; and the earth shall cast forth the dead [to life again; for on the land of the shades of the dead You will let Your dew fall].

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land which you go in to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot laboriously as in a garden of vegetables.

Deuteronomy 32:2

My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you give a tenth of your mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected and omitted the weightier (more important) matters of the Law -- "right and justice and mercy and fidelity. These you ought [particularly] to have done, without neglecting the others.

Isaiah 18:4

For thus the Lord has said to me: I will be still and I will look on from My dwelling place, like clear and glowing heat in sunshine, like a fine cloud of mist in the heat of harvest.

Hebrews 6:7

For the soil which has drunk the rain that repeatedly falls upon it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated partakes of a blessing from God.

Lamentations 3:15

He has filled me with bitterness; He has made me drink to excess and until drunken with wormwood [bitterness].

2 Kings 4:39

Then one went into the field to gather herbs and gathered from a wild vine his lap full of wild gourds, and returned and cut them up into the pot of pottage, for they were unknown to them.

Genesis 2:5

When no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not [yet] caused it to rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the ground,

Ezekiel 47:12

And on the banks of the river on both its sides, there shall grow all kinds of trees for food; their leaf shall not fade nor shall their fruit fail [to meet the demand]. Each tree shall bring forth new fruit every month, [these supernatural qualities being] because their waters came from out of the sanctuary. And their fruit shall be for food and their leaves for healing.

Jeremiah 12:4

How long must the land mourn and the grass and herbs of the whole country wither? Through the wickedness of those who dwell in it, the beasts and the birds are consumed and are swept away [by the drought], because men [mocked] me, saying, He shall not [live to] see our final end.

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Hebrews 6:7

For the soil which has drunk the rain that repeatedly falls upon it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated partakes of a blessing from God.

Romans 14:2

One [man's faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.

Food » Articles of » Herbs

Hebrews 6:7

For the soil which has drunk the rain that repeatedly falls upon it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated partakes of a blessing from God.

Romans 14:2

One [man's faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.

Gardens » Kinds of, mentioned in scripture » Herbs

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land which you go in to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot laboriously as in a garden of vegetables.

1 Kings 21:2

Ahab said to Naboth, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near my house. I will give you a better vineyard for it or, if you prefer, I will give you its worth in money.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Mandrakes

Song of Songs 7:13

The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all manner of choice fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved!

Genesis 30:14

Now Reuben went at the time of wheat harvest and found some mandrakes (love apples) in the field and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray you, some of your son's mandrakes.

Herbs » Cultivated in gardens

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land which you go in to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot laboriously as in a garden of vegetables.

1 Kings 21:2

Ahab said to Naboth, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near my house. I will give you a better vineyard for it or, if you prefer, I will give you its worth in money.

Herbs » Require rain and dew

Deuteronomy 32:2

My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

Job 38:26-27

To cause it to rain on the uninhabited land [and] on the desert where no man lives, To satisfy the waste and desolate ground and to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Heath

Jeremiah 17:6

For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

Jeremiah 48:6

Flee! Save your lives! But they shall be like a destitute and forsaken person in the wilderness.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Cummin

Isaiah 28:27

For dill is not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument, nor is a cartwheel rolled over cummin; but dill is beaten off with a staff, and cummin with a rod [by hand].

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you give a tenth of your mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected and omitted the weightier (more important) matters of the Law -- "right and justice and mercy and fidelity. These you ought [particularly] to have done, without neglecting the others.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Barley

Exodus 9:31

The flax and the barley were smitten and ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax in bloom.

2 Samuel 14:30

Therefore Absalom said to his servants, See, Joab's field is near mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire. So Absalom's servants set the field afire.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Wheat

Jeremiah 12:13

They have sown wheat but have reaped thorns; they have worn themselves out but without profit. And they shall be ashamed of your [lack of] harvests and revenues because of the fierce and glowing anger of the Lord.

Exodus 9:32

But the wheat and spelt [another wheat] were not smitten, for they ripen late and were not grown up yet.

Herbs » Cultivated for food

Hebrews 6:7

For the soil which has drunk the rain that repeatedly falls upon it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated partakes of a blessing from God.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Fitches

Isaiah 28:27

For dill is not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument, nor is a cartwheel rolled over cummin; but dill is beaten off with a staff, and cummin with a rod [by hand].

Isaiah 28:25

When he has leveled its surface, does he not cast abroad [the seed of] dill or fennel and scatter cummin [a seasoning], and put the wheat in rows, and barley in its intended place, and spelt [an inferior kind of wheat] as the border?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Hyssop

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall; he spoke also of beasts, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish.

Exodus 12:22

And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood in the basin, and touch the lintel above the door and the two side posts with the blood; and none of you shall go out of his house until morning.

Herbs » Destroyed by » Locusts, &c

Exodus 10:12

Then the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat all the vegetation of the land, all that the hail has left.

Exodus 10:15

For they covered the whole land, so that the ground was darkened, and they ate every bit of vegetation of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; there remained not a green thing of the trees or the plants of the field in all the land of Egypt.

Herbs » Illustrative » Of the wicked

2 Kings 19:26

That is why their inhabitants had little power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were like plants of the field, the green herb, the grass on the housetops, blasted before it is grown up.

Herbs » God » Created

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so.

Genesis 2:5

When no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not [yet] caused it to rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the ground,

Herbs » Bitter, used at passover

Exodus 12:8

They shall eat the flesh that night roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Numbers 9:11

On the fourteenth day of the second month in the evening they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Herbs » Given as food to man

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Cucumber

Numbers 11:5

We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Isaiah 1:8

And the Daughter of Zion [Jerusalem] is left like a [deserted] booth in a vineyard, like a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, like a besieged city [spared, but in the midst of desolation].

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Bulrushes

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark or basket made of bulrushes or papyrus [making it watertight by] daubing it with bitumen and pitch. Then she put the child in it and laid it among the rushes by the brink of the river [Nile].

Isaiah 58:5

Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?

Herbs » Found in » The deserts

Job 24:5

Behold, as wild asses in the desert, [the poor] go forth to their work, seeking diligently for prey and food; the wilderness yields them bread for their children [in roots and herbage].

Jeremiah 17:6

For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

Herbs » God » Causes to grow

Psalm 104:14

He causes vegetation to grow for the cattle, and all that the earth produces for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food out of the earth -- "

Job 38:27

To satisfy the waste and desolate ground and to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Reeds

Isaiah 19:6

And the rivers shall become foul, the streams and canals of Egypt shall be diminished and dried up, the reeds and the rushes shall wither and rot away.

Job 40:21

He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reeds in the marsh.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Spikenard

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Calamus

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Saffron

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Flag

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark or basket made of bulrushes or papyrus [making it watertight by] daubing it with bitumen and pitch. Then she put the child in it and laid it among the rushes by the brink of the river [Nile].

Job 8:11

Can the rush or papyrus grow up without marsh? Can the flag or reed grass grow without water?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Aloe

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » myrrh

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices.

Herbs » Given for food

Genesis 1:29-30

And God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that creeps on the ground -- "to everything in which there is the breath of life -- "I have given every green plant for food. And it was so.

Herbs » Mode of watering, alluded to

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land which you go in to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot laboriously as in a garden of vegetables.

Herbs » Each kind of, contains its own seed

Genesis 1:11-12

And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

Herbs » Poisonous, not fit for man's use

2 Kings 4:39-40

Then one went into the field to gather herbs and gathered from a wild vine his lap full of wild gourds, and returned and cut them up into the pot of pottage, for they were unknown to them. So they poured it out for the men to eat. But as they ate of the pottage, they cried out, O man of God, there is death in the pot! And they could not eat it.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Beans

2 Samuel 17:28

Brought beds, basins, earthen vessels, wheat, barley, meal, parched grain, beans, lentils, parched [pulse -- "seeds of peas and beans],

Herbs » Destroyed by » Hail and lightning

Exodus 9:22-25

The Lord said to Moses, Stretch forth your hand toward the heavens, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man and beast, and upon all the vegetation of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. Then Moses stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire (lightning) ran down to and along the ground, and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. So there was hail and fire flashing continually in the midst of the weighty hail, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. read more.
The hail struck down throughout all the land of Egypt everything that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail beat down all the vegetation of the field and shattered every tree of the field.

Herbs » Found in » The mountains

Proverbs 27:25

When the hay is gone, the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountain are gathered in,

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Tares or darnel

Matthew 13:30

Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers, Gather the darnel first and bind it in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my granary.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Lentiles

Genesis 25:34

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils, and he ate and drank and rose up and went his way. Thus Esau scorned his birthright as beneath his notice.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Anise

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you give a tenth of your mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected and omitted the weightier (more important) matters of the Law -- "right and justice and mercy and fidelity. These you ought [particularly] to have done, without neglecting the others.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Mint

Matthew 23:23

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you give a tenth of your mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected and omitted the weightier (more important) matters of the Law -- "right and justice and mercy and fidelity. These you ought [particularly] to have done, without neglecting the others.

Herbs » Found in » The fields

Jeremiah 12:4

How long must the land mourn and the grass and herbs of the whole country wither? Through the wickedness of those who dwell in it, the beasts and the birds are consumed and are swept away [by the drought], because men [mocked] me, saying, He shall not [live to] see our final end.

Herbs » Called the green herbs

2 Kings 19:26

That is why their inhabitants had little power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were like plants of the field, the green herb, the grass on the housetops, blasted before it is grown up.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Garlic

Numbers 11:5

We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Onions

Numbers 11:5

We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Leeks

Numbers 11:5

We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Melon

Numbers 11:5

We remember the fish we ate freely in Egypt and without cost, the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Gourds

2 Kings 4:39

Then one went into the field to gather herbs and gathered from a wild vine his lap full of wild gourds, and returned and cut them up into the pot of pottage, for they were unknown to them.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Grass

Numbers 22:4

And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. So Balak son of Zippor, the king of the Moabites at that time,

Herbs » Destroyed by » Drought

Isaiah 42:15

I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their herbage; I will turn the rivers into islands, and I will dry up the pools.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Millet

Ezekiel 4:9

Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt, and put them into one vessel and make bread of them. According to the number of the days that you shall lie upon your side, 390 days you shall eat of it.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Flax

Exodus 9:31

The flax and the barley were smitten and ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax in bloom.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Rye

Exodus 9:32

But the wheat and spelt [another wheat] were not smitten, for they ripen late and were not grown up yet.

Herbs » Illustrative » (dew on,) of grace given to saints

Isaiah 18:4

For thus the Lord has said to me: I will be still and I will look on from My dwelling place, like clear and glowing heat in sunshine, like a fine cloud of mist in the heat of harvest.

Herbs » Were sometimes used instead of animal food by weak saints

Romans 14:2

One [man's faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.

Herbs » Destroyed by » Titheable among the jews

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Mallows

Job 30:4

They pluck saltwort or mallows among the bushes, and roots of the broom for their food or to warm them.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Rushes

Job 8:11

Can the rush or papyrus grow up without marsh? Can the flag or reed grass grow without water?

Herbs » Found in » The marshes

Job 8:11

Can the rush or papyrus grow up without marsh? Can the flag or reed grass grow without water?

Mountains » Abounded with » Herbs

Proverbs 27:25

When the hay is gone, the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountain are gathered in,

Topics on Herbs

Bitter Herbs

20;5;3-4

For the lips of a loose woman drip honey as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

Herbs And Spices

43;19;39-40

And Nicodemus also, who first had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, [weighing] about a hundred pounds.