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 answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the lampstand and upon its left side?

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Zechariah 4:3

And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon its left side.

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and with good fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in its outmost fruitful branches, says the LORD God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

And I answered again, and said unto him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes pour out the golden oil?

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his fragrance as Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labor of the olive 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 all good things, which you filled not, and wells dug, which you dug not, vineyards and olive trees, which you planted not; when you shall have eaten and be full;

Romans 11:24

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

Judges 9:8

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

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat your olive tree, you shall 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 oil, and honey;

Isaiah 24:13

When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be like the shaking of an olive tree, and like the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

Luke 13:9

And if it bears fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.

Deuteronomy 28:40

You shall have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off.

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was a plucked off olive leaf: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Luke 19:4

And he ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

Romans 11:18

Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bear not the root, but the root you.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when the heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be anxious 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 olive oil, and honey;

Deuteronomy 6:11

And houses full of all good things, which you filled not, and wells dug, which you dug not, vineyards and olive trees, which you planted not; when you shall 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 olive oil, and honey;

Exodus 27:20

And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure beaten olive oil for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

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

Nehemiah 5:11

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

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

Romans 11:24

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

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

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

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and with good fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

James 3:12

Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his fragrance as Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and with good fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

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

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in its outmost fruitful branches, says the LORD God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be like the shaking of an olive tree, and like the gleaning grapes 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 you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

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

Haggai 2:16

Since those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the winepress to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.

Micah 6:15

You shall sow, but you shall not reap; you shall tread the olives, but you shall not anoint yourself with oil; and make sweet wine, but shall not drink wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his fragrance 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 lowlands was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the stores of oil was Joash:

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score 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 increase of the fields; and he made him to 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, you shall 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 you beat your olive tree, you shall 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

You shall have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labor of the olive 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 the LORD, 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 inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall. The two doors also were of olive wood; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubim, and upon the palm trees. So also he made for the door of the temple posts of olive wood, a fourth part of the wall.

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bear not the root, but the root you. You will 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 your name, A green olive tree, fair, and with good fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and with good fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

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 mountain, and bring olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of 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 land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive oil and of honey, that you may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.

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

1 Kings 6:23

And within the inner sanctuary 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 in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was a plucked off olive leaf: 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 came to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

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

Exodus 23:11

But the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie still; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard, and with your oliveyard.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, who 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 you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in its outmost fruitful branches, says the LORD God of Israel.

Olive Trees » Good for the service of God and man

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

He shall shake off his unripe grapes like the vine, and shall cast off his blossom like the olive.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with blight and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the locust devoured them: yet have you not returned unto me, says the LORD.