Olive Trees

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Psalm 52:8

But I am like a flourishing olive tree
in the house of God;
I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.

Revelation 11:4

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

Zechariah 4:11

I asked him, “What are the two olive trees on the right and left of the lampstand?”

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,

Zechariah 4:3

There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord named you
a flourishing olive tree,
beautiful with well-formed fruit.
He has set fire to it,
and its branches are consumed
with a great roaring sound.

Isaiah 17:6

Only gleanings will be left in Israel,
as if an olive tree had been beaten—
two or three berries at the very top of the tree,
four or five on its fruitful branches.
This is the declaration of the Lord,
the God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

And I questioned him further, “What are the two olive branches beside the two gold conduits, from which golden oil pours out?”

Hosea 14:6

His new branches will spread,
and his splendor will be like the olive tree,
his fragrance, like the forest of Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there is no fruit on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

Deuteronomy 6:11

houses full of every good thing that you did not fill them with, wells dug that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied,

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from your native wild olive and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these—the natural branches—be grafted into their own olive tree?

Judges 9:8

The trees set out
to anoint a king over themselves.
They said to the olive tree, “Reign over us.”

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them,
“Should I stop giving my oil
that honors both God and man,
and rule over the trees?”

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert,
acacias, myrtles, and olive trees.
I will put juniper trees in the desert,
elms and cypress trees together,

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.

Deuteronomy 8:8

a land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey;

Isaiah 24:13

For this is how it will be on earth
among the nations:
like a harvested olive tree,
like a gleaning after a grape harvest.

Luke 13:9

Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’”

Deuteronomy 28:40

You will have olive trees throughout your territory but not anoint yourself with oil, because your olives will drop off.

Genesis 8:11

When the dove came to him at evening, there was a plucked olive leaf in her beak. So Noah knew that the water on the earth’s surface had gone down.

Luke 19:4

So running ahead, he climbed up a sycamore tree to see Jesus, since He was about to pass that way.

Romans 11:18

do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag—you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you.

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by water:
it sends its roots out toward a stream,
it doesn’t fear when heat comes,
and its foliage remains green.
It will not worry in a year of drought
or cease producing fruit.

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Olive Trees » Canaan abounded in

Deuteronomy 8:8

a land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey;

Deuteronomy 6:11

houses full of every good thing that you did not fill them with, wells dug that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied,

Olive Trees » Oil procured from

Deuteronomy 8:8

a land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey;

Exodus 27:20

“You are to command the Israelites to bring you pure oil from crushed olives for the light, in order to keep the lamp burning continually.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

He can take your best fields, vineyards, and olive orchards and give them to his servants.

Nehemiah 5:11

Return their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses to them immediately, along with the percentage of the money, grain, new wine, and olive oil that you have been assessing them.”

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

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from your native wild olive and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these—the natural branches—be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from your native wild olive and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these—the natural branches—be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord named you
a flourishing olive tree,
beautiful with well-formed fruit.
He has set fire to it,
and its branches are consumed
with a great roaring sound.

James 3:12

Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a saltwater spring yield fresh water.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His new branches will spread,
and his splendor will be like the olive tree,
his fragrance, like the forest of Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord named you
a flourishing olive tree,
beautiful with well-formed fruit.
He has set fire to it,
and its branches are consumed
with a great roaring sound.

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

Isaiah 17:6

Only gleanings will be left in Israel,
as if an olive tree had been beaten—
two or three berries at the very top of the tree,
four or five on its fruitful branches.
This is the declaration of the Lord,
the God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

For this is how it will be on earth
among the nations:
like a harvested olive tree,
like a gleaning after a grape harvest.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fat and unctuous

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them,
“Should I stop giving my oil
that honors both God and man,
and rule over the trees?”

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

Haggai 2:16

what state were you in? When someone came to a grain heap of 20 measures, it only amounted to 10; when one came to the winepress to dip 50 measures from the vat, it only amounted to 20.

Micah 6:15

You will sow but not reap;
you will press olives
but not anoint yourself with oil;
and you will tread grapes
but not drink the wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a flourishing olive tree
in the house of God;
I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His new branches will spread,
and his splendor will be like the olive tree,
his fragrance, like the forest of Lebanon.

Olive Trees » Kings of israel largely cultivated

1 Chronicles 27:28

Baal-hanan the Gederite was in charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Judean foothills.
Joash was in charge of the stores of olive oil.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth." These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » Among rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the heights of the land
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flint-like rock,

Olive Trees » Gleaning of, left for the poor

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.

Olive Trees » Beaten to remove the fruit

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.

Olive Trees » Often cast its fruit

Deuteronomy 28:40

You will have olive trees throughout your territory but not anoint yourself with oil, because your olives will drop off.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in the Lord; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

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

1 Kings 6:31-33

For the entrance of the inner sanctuary, he made olive wood doors. The pillars of the doorposts were five-sided. The two doors were made of olive wood. He carved cherubim, palm trees and flower blossoms on them and overlaid them with gold, hammering gold over the cherubim and palm trees. In the same way, he made four-sided olive wood doorposts for the sanctuary entrance.

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag-you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you. Then you will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord named you
a flourishing olive tree,
beautiful with well-formed fruit.
He has set fire to it,
and its branches are consumed
with a great roaring sound.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

The Lord named you
a flourishing olive tree,
beautiful with well-formed fruit.
He has set fire to it,
and its branches are consumed
with a great roaring sound.

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

Nehemiah 8:15

So they proclaimed and spread this news throughout their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the hill country and bring back branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, just 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 grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey—so that you may live and not die. But don’t listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you, saying: The Lord will deliver us.

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

1 Kings 6:23

In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feet high out of olive wood.

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

Genesis 8:11

When the dove came to him at evening, there was a plucked olive leaf in her beak. So Noah knew that the water on the earth’s surface had gone down.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » On the sides of mountains

Matthew 21:1

When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus then sent two disciples,

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

Exodus 23:11

But during the seventh year you are to let it rest and leave it uncultivated, so that the poor among your people may eat from it and the wild animals may consume what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from your native wild olive and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these—the natural branches—be grafted into their own olive tree?

Olive Trees » Often grew wild

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

Only gleanings will be left in Israel,
as if an olive tree had been beaten—
two or three berries at the very top of the tree,
four or five on its fruitful branches.
This is the declaration of 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 stop giving my oil
that honors both God and man,
and rule over the trees?”

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapes
and like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

I struck you with blight and mildew;
the locust devoured
your many gardens and vineyards,
your fig trees and olive trees,
yet you did not return to Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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