Olive Trees

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Revelation 11:4

These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands standing in the presence of the Lord of the earth.

Zechariah 4:11

Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees, one on the right of the menorah and one on the left?"

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Zechariah 4:3

So I said, "I have been watching and look! there is a menorah made completely of gold with a bowl on top of it. And there are seven lights on it, along with seven feeder channels to the lamps, which are also on top of it. Two olive trees are near it, one on the right side of the bowl and one on the left."

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.

Isaiah 17:6

Nevertheless, gleanings will remain in Israel, as when an olive tree is beaten two or three ripe olives left in the topmost branches, four or five left among the branches of a fruit-filled tree," declares the LORD God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

I also asked him a second question: "What are these two olive branches on either side of the two golden feeder channels that carry the golden oil to the seven lights?"

Hosea 14:6

Israel's branches will spread out, and its beauty will be like an olive tree, with its scent like that of Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls

Deuteronomy 6:11

houses filled with every good thing that you didn't supply, wells that you didn't dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you didn't plant. When you eat and are satisfied,

Romans 11:24

After all, if you were cut off from what is naturally a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier it will be for these natural branches to be grafted back into their own olive tree!

Judges 9:8

"Once upon a time the trees went out to consecrate a king for themselves. "So they told the olive tree, "Reign over us!'

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you harvest the olives from your trees, don't go back to the branches a second time. What remains is for the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.

Deuteronomy 8:8

It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey

Isaiah 24:13

So it will be on the earth and among the nations as when an olive tree is beaten, or as gleanings when the grape harvest has ended."

Luke 13:9

Maybe next year it will bear fruit. If not, then cut it down.'"

Deuteronomy 28:40

You'll have olive trees throughout your territory, but you won't be able to anoint yourself with oil because the olives will drop off the trees.

Genesis 8:11

The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land.

Luke 19:4

So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, who was going to pass that way.

Romans 11:18

do not boast about being better than the other branches. If you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream. He won't fear when the heat comes, and his leaves will be green. In a year of drought he won't be concerned, nor will he stop producing fruit."

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Olive Trees » Canaan abounded in

Deuteronomy 8:8

It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey

Deuteronomy 6:11

houses filled with every good thing that you didn't supply, wells that you didn't dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you didn't plant. When you eat and are satisfied,

Olive Trees » Oil procured from

Deuteronomy 8:8

It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey

Exodus 27:20

"And you are to command the Israelis to bring you pure olive oil, extracted by hand, for the light in order to keep the lamp burning continuously.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

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

Nehemiah 5:11

So today please restore to them their fields, vineyards, olive orchards, and homes, along with the one percent interest charge that you've assessed them on the grain, wine, and oil."

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

Romans 11:24

After all, if you were cut off from what is naturally a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier it will be for these natural branches to be grafted back into their own olive tree!

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

After all, if you were cut off from what is naturally a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier it will be for these natural branches to be grafted back into their own olive tree!

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.

James 3:12

My brothers, a fig tree cannot produce olives, nor a grapevine figs, can it? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

Israel's branches will spread out, and its beauty will be like an olive tree, with its scent like that of Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.

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

Isaiah 17:6

Nevertheless, gleanings will remain in Israel, as when an olive tree is beaten two or three ripe olives left in the topmost branches, four or five left among the branches of a fruit-filled tree," declares the LORD God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

So it will be on the earth and among the nations as when an olive tree is beaten, or as gleanings when the grape harvest has ended."

Olive Trees » Described as » Fat and unctuous

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'

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

Haggai 2:16

When someone came to a pile of grain to get 20 measures, there were only ten. Or when someone approached the wine press to siphon out 50 measures, there were only 20.

Micah 6:15

You'll plant, but you won't reap. You'll crush the olive harvest, but you'll have no oil to anoint yourself. You'll tread out the grapes, but you'll never drink wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Hosea 14:6

Israel's branches will spread out, and its beauty will be like an olive tree, with its scent like that of Lebanon.

Olive Trees » Kings of israel largely cultivated

1 Chronicles 27:28

Baal-hanan the Gederite supervised the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah. Joash supervised the oil reserves.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

I will give my two witnesses who wear sackcloth the authority to prophesy for 1,260 days." These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands standing in the presence of the Lord of the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » Among rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13

He mounted him on a high place above the earth, feeding him from the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and with oil from the flint rock,

Olive Trees » Gleaning of, left for the poor

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you harvest the olives from your trees, don't go back to the branches a second time. What remains is for the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.

Olive Trees » Beaten to remove the fruit

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you harvest the olives from your trees, don't go back to the branches a second time. What remains is for the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.

Olive Trees » Often cast its fruit

Deuteronomy 28:40

You'll have olive trees throughout your territory, but you won't be able to anoint yourself with oil because the olives will drop off the trees.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

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

1 Kings 6:31-33

Solomon also provided doors, lintels, and five-sided doorposts for the entrance to the inner sanctuary. He installed two doors made of olive wood, inlaying them with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and blooming flowers, and overlaying them with gold. Then he added more gold to cover the cherubim and palm trees. Solomon also provided four-sided doorposts made of cypress wood for the entrance to the outer sanctuary,

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

do not boast about being better than the other branches. If you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. Then you will say, "Branches were cut off so that I could be grafted in."

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD once called you a green olive tree, with beautiful shape and fruit. With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it and its branches will be destroyed.

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

Nehemiah 8:15

So they circulated a proclamation throughout their towns and in Jerusalem. It said, "Go out to the hill country and bring back olive branches, wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches, and branches of mature trees, in order to set up tents, as has been written."

Olive Trees » Assyria abounded in

2 Kings 18:32

until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, one overflowing with grain and new wine, a land filled with bread and vineyards, with olive trees and honey, so you may live and not die."

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

1 Kings 6:23

Inside the inner sanctuary Solomon placed two cherubim crafted from olive wood, each ten cubits high.

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

Genesis 8:11

The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » On the sides of mountains

Matthew 21:1

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

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

Exodus 23:11

but you are to let it rest the seventh year, leaving it unplanted. The poor of your people may eat from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. You are to do the same with your vineyards and olive groves.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

After all, if you were cut off from what is naturally a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier it will be for these natural branches to be grafted back into their own olive tree!

Olive Trees » Often grew wild

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

Nevertheless, gleanings will remain in Israel, as when an olive tree is beaten two or three ripe olives left in the topmost branches, four or five left among the branches of a fruit-filled tree," declares the LORD God of Israel.

Olive Trees » Good for the service of God and man

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

"He is like a vine that drops its unripe grapes; like an olive tree that loses its blossoms.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

"I afflicted you with blight and fungus; and the locust swarm devoured the harvest of your gardens, your vineyards, your fig trees, and your olive trees, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

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