Olive Trees

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Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.

Revelation 11:4

These are the two olive trees and the two lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth;

Zechariah 4:11

And I answered and said unto him, What are these two olive-trees on the right of the lamp-stand and on its left?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Zechariah 4:3

and two olive-trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl, and the other on the left of it.

Jeremiah 11:16

Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.

Isaiah 17:6

And a gleaning shall be left in it, as at the shaking of an olive-tree: two, three berries above, in the tree-top; four, five in its fruitful boughs, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

And I answered the second time and said unto him, What are the two olive-branches which are beside the two golden tubes that empty the gold out of themselves?

Hosea 14:6

His shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

For though the fig-tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive-tree shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of everything good which thou filledst not, and wells digged which thou diggedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt have eaten and shalt be full;

Romans 11:24

For if thou hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?

Judges 9:8

The trees once 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, 'Shall I leave my fatness, by which gods and men are honored, and go to sway over the trees?'

Isaiah 41:19

I will give in the wilderness the cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oleaster; I will set in the desert the cypress, pine, and box-tree together;

Deuteronomy 24:20

When thou shakest thine olive-tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for 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 will it be in the midst of the land among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive-tree, as the grape-gleanings when the vintage is done.

Luke 13:9

and if it shall bear fruit but if not, after that thou shalt cut it down.

Deuteronomy 28:40

Olive-trees shalt thou have throughout all thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with oil; for thine olive-tree shall cast its fruit.

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth.

Luke 19:4

And running on before, he got up into a sycamore that he might see him, for he was going to pass that way.

Romans 11:18

boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, it is not thou bearest the root, but the root thee.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the stream, and he shall not see when heat cometh, but his leaf shall be green; and in the year of drought he shall not be careful, neither shall he cease to yield 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 everything good which thou filledst not, and wells digged which thou diggedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt have eaten and shalt be 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

And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee olive oil, pure, beaten, for the light, to light the lamp continually.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

And your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, the best, will he take and give to his servants.

Nehemiah 5:11

Restore, I pray you, to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive-gardens, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine and the oil, that ye have exacted of them.

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

Romans 11:24

For if thou hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if thou hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.

James 3:12

Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.

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

Isaiah 17:6

And a gleaning shall be left in it, as at the shaking of an olive-tree: two, three berries above, in the tree-top; four, five in its fruitful boughs, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

For so will it be in the midst of the land among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive-tree, as the grape-gleanings when the vintage is done.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fat and unctuous

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness, by which gods and men are honored, and go to sway over the trees?'

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

Haggai 2:16

before those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the vat to draw out fifty press-measures, there were but twenty.

Micah 6:15

Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and new wine, but shalt not drink wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His shoots shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Olive Trees » Kings of israel largely cultivated

1 Chronicles 27:28

and over the olive-trees and the sycamore-trees that were in the lowland was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the cellars of oil was Joash.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth;

Olive Trees » Cultivated » Among rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And he made him suck honey out of the crag, And oil out of the flinty rock;

Olive Trees » Gleaning of, left for the poor

Deuteronomy 24:20

When thou shakest thine olive-tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

Olive Trees » Beaten to remove the fruit

Deuteronomy 24:20

When thou shakest thine olive-tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

Olive Trees » Often cast its fruit

Deuteronomy 28:40

Olive-trees shalt thou have throughout all thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with oil; for thine olive-tree shall cast its fruit.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

For though the fig-tree shall not blossom, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labour of the olive-tree shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

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

1 Kings 6:31-33

And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and side posts were the fifth part of the breadth of the house. The two doors were of olive-wood; and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, and palm-trees and half-open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm-trees. And he also made for the doorway of the temple posts of olive-wood, of the fourth part of the breadth of the house.

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, it is not thou bearest the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches have been broken out in order that I might be grafted in.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.

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

Nehemiah 8:15

and that they should publish and proclaim through all their cities, and at Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mount, and fetch olive-branches, and wild olive-branches, and myrtle-branches, and palm-branches, and branches of thick 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 land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive-trees and of honey, that ye may live and not die; and hearken not to Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, Jehovah will deliver us.

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

1 Kings 6:23

And he made in the oracle two cherubim of olive-wood, ten cubits high;

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

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » On the sides of mountains

Matthew 21:1

And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, at the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

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

Exodus 23:11

but in the seventh thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of thy people may eat of it; and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thine olive-tree.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

For if thou hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?

Olive Trees » Often grew wild

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

And a gleaning shall be left in it, as at the shaking of an olive-tree: two, three berries above, in the tree-top; four, five in its fruitful boughs, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Olive Trees » Good for the service of God and man

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness, by which gods and men are honored, and go to sway over the trees?'

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew; the palmer-worm hath devoured the multitude of your gardens, and your vineyards, and your fig-trees and your olive-trees: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.