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27 Bible Verses about Herbs

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Genesis 1:29

God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you,

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” And it was so.

Psalm 104:14

He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,

Genesis 1:12

The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Romans 14:2

One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Revelation 22:2

down the middle of the broad street of the city. The tree of life was on both sides of the river, bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations,

Matthew 13:32

It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”

Genesis 3:18

It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

Genesis 1:30

for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Exodus 12:8

They are to eat the meat that night; they should eat it, roasted over the fire along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated by hand as in a vegetable garden.

Deuteronomy 32:2

Let my teaching fall like rain
and my word settle like dew,
like gentle rain on new grass
and showers on tender plants.

Isaiah 18:4

For, the Lord said to me:I will quietly look out from My place,
like shimmering heat in sunshine,
like a rain cloud in harvest heat.

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.

Lamentations 3:15

He filled me with bitterness,
satiated me with wormwood.

2 Kings 4:39

One went out to the field to gather herbs and found a wild vine from which he gathered as many wild gourds as his garment would hold. Then he came back and cut them up into the pot of stew, but they were unaware of what they were.

Genesis 2:5

No shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

Ezekiel 47:12

All kinds of trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water comes from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine.”

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn
and the grass of every field wither?
Because of the evil of its residents,
animals and birds have been swept away,
for the people have said,
“He cannot see what our end will be.”

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Hebrews 6:7

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.

Romans 14:2

One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Food » Articles of » Herbs

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.

Romans 14:2

One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Gardens » Kinds of, mentioned in scripture » Herbs

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated by hand as in a vegetable garden.

1 Kings 21:2

So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard so I can have it for a vegetable garden, since it is right next to my palace. I will give you a better vineyard in its place, or if you prefer, I will give you its value in silver.”

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Mandrakes

Song of Songs 7:13

The mandrakes give off a fragrance,
and at our doors is every delicacy—
new as well as old.
I have treasured them up for you, my love.

Genesis 30:14

Reuben went out during the wheat harvest and found some mandrakes in the field. When he brought them to his mother Leah, Rachel asked, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”

Herbs » Cultivated in gardens

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated by hand as in a vegetable garden.

1 Kings 21:2

So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard so I can have it for a vegetable garden, since it is right next to my palace. I will give you a better vineyard in its place, or if you prefer, I will give you its value in silver.”

Herbs » Require rain and dew

Deuteronomy 32:2

Let my teaching fall like rain
and my word settle like dew,
like gentle rain on new grass
and showers on tender plants.

Job 38:26-27

to bring rain on an uninhabited land, [on] a desert with no human life, to satisfy the parched wasteland and cause the grass to sprout?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Heath

Jeremiah 17:6

He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.

Jeremiah 48:6

Flee! Save your lives!
Be like a juniper bush in the wilderness.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Cummin

Isaiah 28:27

Certainly black cumin is not threshed
with a threshing board,
and a cart wheel is not rolled over the cumin.
But black cumin is beaten out with a stick,
and cumin with a rod.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Barley

Exodus 9:31

The flax and the barley were destroyed because the barley was ripe and the flax was budding,

2 Samuel 14:30

Then Absalom said to his servants, “See, Joab has a field right next to mine, and he has barley there. Go and set fire to it!” So Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Wheat

Jeremiah 12:13

They have sown wheat but harvested thorns.
They have exhausted themselves but have no profit.
Be put to shame by your harvests
because of the Lord’s burning anger.

Exodus 9:32

but the wheat and the spelt were not destroyed since they are later crops.

Herbs » Cultivated for food

Hebrews 6:7

For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Fitches

Isaiah 28:27

Certainly black cumin is not threshed
with a threshing board,
and a cart wheel is not rolled over the cumin.
But black cumin is beaten out with a stick,
and cumin with a rod.

Isaiah 28:25

When he has leveled its surface,
does he not then scatter black cumin and sow cumin?
He plants wheat in rows and barley in plots,
with spelt as their border.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Hyssop

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Exodus 12:22

Take a cluster of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and brush the lintel and the two doorposts with some of the blood in the basin. None of you may go out the door of his house until morning.

Herbs » Destroyed by » Locusts, &c

Exodus 10:12

The Lord then said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt and the locusts will come up over it and eat every plant in the land, everything that the hail left.”

Exodus 10:15

They covered the surface of the whole land so that the land was black, and they consumed all the plants on the ground and all the fruit on the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green was left on the trees or the plants in the field throughout the land of Egypt.

Herbs » Illustrative » Of the wicked

2 Kings 19:26

Their inhabitants have become powerless,
dismayed, and ashamed.
They are plants of the field,
tender grass,
grass on the rooftops,
blasted by the east wind.

Herbs » God » Created

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” And it was so.

Genesis 2:5

No shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

Herbs » Bitter, used at passover

Exodus 12:8

They are to eat the meat that night; they should eat it, roasted over the fire along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Numbers 9:11

Such people are to observe it in the second month, on the fourteenth day at twilight. They are to eat the animal with unleavened bread and bitter herbs;

Herbs » Given as food to man

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Cucumber

Numbers 11:5

We remember the free fish we ate in Egypt, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Isaiah 1:8

Daughter Zion is abandoned
like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a shack in a cucumber field,
like a besieged city.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Bulrushes

Exodus 2:3

But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Isaiah 58:5

Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?

Herbs » Found in » The deserts

Job 24:5

Like wild donkeys in the desert,
the poor go out to their task of foraging for food;
the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.

Jeremiah 17:6

He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.

Herbs » God » Causes to grow

Psalm 104:14

He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,

Job 38:27

to satisfy the parched wasteland
and cause the grass to sprout?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Reeds

Isaiah 19:6

The channels will stink;
they will dwindle, and Egypt’s canals will be parched.
Reed and rush will die.

Job 40:21

He lies under the lotus plants,
hiding in the protection of marshy reeds.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Spikenard

Song of Songs 4:14

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
with all the trees of frankincense,
myrrh and aloes,
with all the best spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Calamus

Song of Songs 4:14

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
with all the trees of frankincense,
myrrh and aloes,
with all the best spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Saffron

Song of Songs 4:14

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
with all the trees of frankincense,
myrrh and aloes,
with all the best spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Flag

Exodus 2:3

But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Job 8:11

Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh?
Do reeds flourish without water?

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Aloe

Song of Songs 4:14

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
with all the trees of frankincense,
myrrh and aloes,
with all the best spices.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » myrrh

Song of Songs 4:14

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
with all the trees of frankincense,
myrrh and aloes,
with all the best spices.

Herbs » Given for food

Genesis 1:29-30

God also said, "Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth-everything having the breath of life in it. [I have given] every green plant for food." And it was so.

Herbs » Mode of watering, alluded to

Deuteronomy 11:10

For the land you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated by hand as in a vegetable garden.

Herbs » Each kind of, contains its own seed

Genesis 1:11-12

Then God said, "Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Herbs » Poisonous, not fit for man's use

2 Kings 4:39-40

One went out to the field to gather herbs and found a wild vine from which he gathered as many wild gourds as his garment would hold. Then he came back and cut them up into the pot of stew, but they were unaware [of what they were]. They served some for the men to eat, but when they ate the stew they cried out, "There's death in the pot, man of God!" And they were unable to eat it.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Beans

2 Samuel 17:28

brought beds, basins, and pottery items. They also brought wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils,

Herbs » Destroyed by » Hail and lightning

Exodus 9:22-25

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven and let there be hail throughout the land of Egypt-on man and beast and every plant of the field in the land of Egypt." So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the earth, and the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. The hail, with lightning flashing through it, was so severe that nothing like it had occurred in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. read more.
Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast. The hail beat down every plant of the field and shattered every tree in the field.

Herbs » Found in » The mountains

Proverbs 27:25

When hay is removed and new growth appears
and the grain from the hills is gathered in,

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Tares or darnel

Matthew 13:30

Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time I’ll tell the reapers: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn.’”

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Lentiles

Genesis 25:34

Then Jacob gave bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate, drank, got up, and went away. So Esau despised his birthright.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Anise

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Mint

Herbs » Found in » The fields

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn
and the grass of every field wither?
Because of the evil of its residents,
animals and birds have been swept away,
for the people have said,
“He cannot see what our end will be.”

Herbs » Called the green herbs

2 Kings 19:26

Their inhabitants have become powerless,
dismayed, and ashamed.
They are plants of the field,
tender grass,
grass on the rooftops,
blasted by the east wind.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Garlic

Numbers 11:5

We remember the free fish we ate in Egypt, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Onions

Numbers 11:5

We remember the free fish we ate in Egypt, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Leeks

Numbers 11:5

We remember the free fish we ate in Egypt, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Melon

Numbers 11:5

We remember the free fish we ate in Egypt, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Gourds

2 Kings 4:39

One went out to the field to gather herbs and found a wild vine from which he gathered as many wild gourds as his garment would hold. Then he came back and cut them up into the pot of stew, but they were unaware of what they were.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Grass

Numbers 22:4

So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde will devour everything around us like an ox eats up the green plants in the field.”Since Balak son of Zippor was Moab’s king at that time,

Herbs » Destroyed by » Drought

Isaiah 42:15

I will lay waste mountains and hills
and dry up all their vegetation.
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry up marshes.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Millet

Ezekiel 4:9

“Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. Put them in a single container and make them into bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the number of days you lie on your side, 390 days.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Flax

Exodus 9:31

The flax and the barley were destroyed because the barley was ripe and the flax was budding,

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Rye

Exodus 9:32

but the wheat and the spelt were not destroyed since they are later crops.

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

Isaiah 18:4

For, the Lord said to me:I will quietly look out from My place,
like shimmering heat in sunshine,
like a rain cloud in harvest heat.

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

Romans 14:2

One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Herbs » Destroyed by » Titheable among the jews

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Mallows

Job 30:4

They plucked mallow among the shrubs,
and the roots of the broom tree were their food.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » Rushes

Job 8:11

Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh?
Do reeds flourish without water?

Herbs » Found in » The marshes

Job 8:11

Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh?
Do reeds flourish without water?

Mountains » Abounded with » Herbs

Proverbs 27:25

When hay is removed and new growth appears
and the grain from the hills is gathered in,

Topics on Herbs

Bitter Herbs

20;5;3-4

Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey
and her words are smoother than oil,

Herbs And Spices

43;19;39-40

Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes.

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