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27 Bible Verses about Olive Trees

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Revelation 11:4

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.

Zechariah 4:11

Then I spoke and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right hand side of the lampstand and upon the left hand side thereof?

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Zechariah 4:3

and two olive trees over it, one upon the right hand side of the bowl and the other upon the left hand side thereof.

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and in appearance. At the voice of a great word he caused fire to be kindled upon it, and they broke her branches.

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleaning shall be left in it as when the olive tree is shaken; two or three berries are left in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

And I spoke the second time and said unto him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his glory shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which thou didst not fill, and hewn out wells, which thou didst not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which thou didst not plant; when thou shalt have eaten and be full,

Romans 11:24

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert grafted contrary to nature into the good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Judges 9:8

The trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree replied, Should I leave my fatness, which because of me, God and man are honoured, to go and sway over the trees?

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Deuteronomy 24:20

When thou beatest 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 olives, of oil, and honey;

Isaiah 24:13

For thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the peoples as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.

Luke 13:9

and if it bears fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Deuteronomy 28:40

Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall fall.

Genesis 8:11

and the dove came in to him in the evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off, so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Luke 19:4

And running ahead, he climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.

Romans 11:18

do not boast against the branches. But if thou boast, know that thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green and shall not be fatigued in the year of drought, neither shall cease from 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 olives, of oil, and honey;

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which thou didst not fill, and hewn out wells, which thou didst not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which thou didst not plant; when thou shalt have eaten and 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 olives, of oil, and honey;

Exodus 27:20

And thou shalt command the sons of Israel that they bring thee olive oil, clear, crushed, for the light, to cause the lamps to burn always.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

And he will take your fields and your vineyards and your good oliveyards and give them to his slaves.

Nehemiah 5:11

Restore, I pray you, to them, today, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, and even the hundredth part of the money, and of the grain, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.

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

Romans 11:24

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert grafted contrary to nature into the good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert grafted contrary to nature into the good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and in appearance. At the voice of a great word he caused fire to be kindled upon it, and they broke her branches.

James 3:12

Can the fig tree, my brethren, produce olive berries? or the vine, figs? In the same manner no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his glory shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and in appearance. At the voice of a great word he caused fire to be kindled upon it, and they broke her branches.

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

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleaning shall be left in it as when the olive tree is shaken; two or three berries are left in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

For thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the peoples as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fat and unctuous

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree replied, Should I leave my fatness, which because of me, God and man are honoured, to go and sway over the trees?

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

Haggai 2:16

since these things were: when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the pressfat to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, 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 the oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink the wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his glory 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 low plains was Baalhanan, the Gederite; and over the cellars of oil, Joash;

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

And I will give 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 lampstands standing before the God of the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » Among rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth that he might eat the fruits of the field; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the strong flint,

Olive Trees » Gleaning of, left for the poor

Deuteronomy 24:20

When thou beatest 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 beatest 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

Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall fall.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will joy in the God of my saving health.

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

1 Kings 6:31-33

And at the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive wood; the lintel and side posts had five sides. The two doors were of olive wood, and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers and overlaid them with gold and covered the cherubims and the palm trees with gold. In the same manner he made posts of olive wood at the entrance of the temple with four sides.

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

do not boast against the branches. But if thou boast, know that thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and in appearance. At the voice of a great word he caused fire to be kindled upon it, and they broke her branches.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and in appearance. At the voice of a great word he caused fire to be kindled upon it, and they broke her branches.

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

Nehemiah 8:15

and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount and bring olive branches and pine 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 grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olives, of oil, and of honey, that ye may live, and not die. Do not hearken unto Hezekiah, for he deceives you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.

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

1 Kings 6:23

And within the oracle he made two cherubims 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 in to him in the evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off, so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » On the sides of mountains

Matthew 21:1

And when they drew near unto Jerusalem and were come to Bethphage unto 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 the seventh year thou shalt leave it free and release it, that the poor of thy people may eat, and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard and with thy oliveyard.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert grafted contrary to nature into the good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Olive Trees » Often grew wild

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant 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

Yet gleaning shall be left in it as when the olive tree is shaken; two or three berries are left in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

Olive Trees » Good for the service of God and man

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree replied, Should I leave my fatness, which because of me, God and man are honoured, to go and sway over the trees?

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

He shall shake off his sour grapes as the vine and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with the east wind and with the caterpillar; your many gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees were devoured by the locust; yet ye have never returned unto me, said the LORD.