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Psalm 52:8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in and confidently rely on the loving-kindness and the mercy of God forever and ever.

Revelation 11:4

These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.

Zechariah 4:11

Then I said to him [the angel who talked with me], What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on the left side of it?

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,

Zechariah 4:3

And there are two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl and the other upon the left side of it [feeding it continuously with oil].

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord [acknowledged you once to be worthy to be] called a green olive tree, fair and of good fruit; but with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleanings [of grapes] shall be left in it [the land of Israel], as after the beating of an olive tree [with a stick], two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of the fruitful tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

And a second time I said to him, What are these two olive branches which are beside the two golden tubes or spouts by which the golden oil is emptied out?

Hosea 14:6

His suckers and shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be like the olive tree and his fragrance like [the cedars and aromatic shrubs of] Lebanon.

Psalm 92:12

The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].

Habakkuk 3:17

Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls,

Deuteronomy 6:11

And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

Romans 11:24

For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and against nature grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier will it be to graft these natural [branches] back on [the original parent stock of] their own olive tree.

Judges 9:8

One time the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, Reign over us.

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, Should I leave my fatness, by which God and man are honored, and go to wave over the trees?

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the wild olive; I will set the cypress in the desert, the plane [tree] and the pine [tree] together,

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat your olive tree, do not go over the boughs again; the leavings shall be for the stranger and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.

Deuteronomy 8:8

A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey;

Isaiah 24:13

For so shall it be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking and beating of an olive tree, or as the gleaning when the vintage is done [and only a small amount of the fruit remains].

Luke 13:9

Then perhaps it will bear fruit after this; but if not, you can cut it down and out.

Deuteronomy 28:40

You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory but you shall not anoint yourselves with the oil, for your olive trees shall drop their fruit.

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a newly sprouted and freshly plucked olive leaf! So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the land.

Luke 19:4

So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass that way.

Romans 11:18

Do not boast over the branches and pride yourself at their expense. If you do boast and feel superior, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root [that supports] you.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.

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Olive Trees » Canaan abounded in

Deuteronomy 8:8

A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey;

Deuteronomy 6:11

And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

Olive Trees » Oil procured from

Deuteronomy 8:8

A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey;

Exodus 27:20

You shall command the Israelites to provide you with pure oil of crushed olives for the light, to cause it to burn continually [every night].

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

He will take your fields, your vineyards, and your olive orchards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

Nehemiah 5:11

Return this very day to them their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses, and also a hundredth of all the money, grain, new wine, and oil that you have exacted from them.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » (when wild,) of the gentiles

Romans 11:24

For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and against nature grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier will it be to graft these natural [branches] back on [the original parent stock of] their own olive tree.

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and against nature grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier will it be to graft these natural [branches] back on [the original parent stock of] their own olive tree.

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord [acknowledged you once to be worthy to be] called a green olive tree, fair and of good fruit; but with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.

James 3:12

Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine figs? Neither can a salt spring furnish fresh water.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His suckers and shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be like the olive tree and his fragrance like [the cedars and aromatic shrubs of] Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord [acknowledged you once to be worthy to be] called a green olive tree, fair and of good fruit; but with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » (gleaning of,) of the remnant of grace

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleanings [of grapes] shall be left in it [the land of Israel], as after the beating of an olive tree [with a stick], two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of the fruitful tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

For so shall it be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking and beating of an olive tree, or as the gleaning when the vintage is done [and only a small amount of the fruit remains].

Olive Trees » Described as » Fat and unctuous

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, Should I leave my fatness, by which God and man are honored, and go to wave over the trees?

Olive Trees » The fruit of, trodden in presses to extract the oil

Haggai 2:16

Through all that time [the harvests have not fulfilled expectations, for] when one has gone expecting to find a heap [of sheaves] of twenty measures, there were but ten; when he has gone to the wine vat to draw out fifty bucketfuls from the press, there were only twenty.

Micah 6:15

You shall sow but not reap; you shall tread olives but not anoint yourselves with oil, and [you shall extract juice from] the grapes but not drink the wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in and confidently rely on the loving-kindness and the mercy of God forever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His suckers and shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be like the olive tree and his fragrance like [the cedars and aromatic shrubs of] Lebanon.

Olive Trees » Kings of israel largely cultivated

1 Chronicles 27:28

Over the olive and sycamore trees in the low plains, Baal-hanan the Gederite; over the stores of oil, Joash;

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

And I will grant the power of prophecy to My two witnesses for 1,260 (42 months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth. These [witnesses] are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » Among rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made Israel ride on the high places of the earth, and he ate the increase of the field; and He made him suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the flinty rock,

Olive Trees » Gleaning of, left for the poor

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat your olive tree, do not go over the boughs again; the leavings shall be for the stranger and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.

Olive Trees » Beaten to remove the fruit

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat your olive tree, do not go over the boughs again; the leavings shall be for the stranger and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.

Olive Trees » Often cast its fruit

Deuteronomy 28:40

You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory but you shall not anoint yourselves with the oil, for your olive trees shall drop their fruit.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation!

Olive Trees » Used for making » The doors and posts of the temple

1 Kings 6:31-33

For the Holy of Holies he made [folding] doors of olive wood; their entire width was one-fifth that of the wall. On the two doors of olive wood he carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; he overlaid them with gold, and spread gold on the cherubim and palm trees. Also he made for the door of the Holy Place four-sided posts of olive wood.

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

Do not boast over the branches and pride yourself at their expense. If you do boast and feel superior, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root [that supports] you. You will say then, Branches were broken (pruned) off so that I might be grafted in!

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord [acknowledged you once to be worthy to be] called a green olive tree, fair and of good fruit; but with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord [acknowledged you once to be worthy to be] called a green olive tree, fair and of good fruit; but with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.

Olive Trees » Used for making » Booths at feast of tabernacles

Nehemiah 8:15

And that they should publish and proclaim in all their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, Go out to the hills and bring branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, as it is written.

Olive Trees » Assyria abounded in

2 Kings 18:32

Until I come and take you away to a land like your own, a land of grain and vintage fruit, of bread and vineyards, of olive trees and honey, that you may live and not die. Do not listen to Hezekiah when he urges you, saying, The Lord will deliver us.

Olive Trees » Used for making » The cherubim in the temple

1 Kings 6:23

Within the Holy of Holies he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Probable origin of its being the emblem of peace

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a newly sprouted and freshly plucked olive leaf! So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the land.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » On the sides of mountains

Matthew 21:1

And when they came near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples on ahead,

Olive Trees » Fruit of, during sabbatical year left for the poor, &c

Exodus 23:11

But the seventh year you shall release it and let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat [what the land voluntarily yields], and what they leave the wild beasts shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and olive grove.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and against nature grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier will it be to graft these natural [branches] back on [the original parent stock of] their own olive tree.

Olive Trees » Often grew wild

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleanings [of grapes] shall be left in it [the land of Israel], as after the beating of an olive tree [with a stick], two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of the fruitful tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.

Olive Trees » Good for the service of God and man

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, Should I leave my fatness, by which God and man are honored, and go to wave over the trees?

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

He shall fail to bring his grapes to maturity [leaving them to wither unnourished] on the vine and shall cast off blossoms [and fail to bring forth fruit] like the olive tree.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

I smote you with blight [from the poisonous east wind] and with mildew; I laid waste the multitude of your gardens and your vineyards; your fig trees and your olive trees the palmerworm [a form of locust] devoured; yet you did not return to Me, says the Lord.