Olive Trees

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Psalm 52:8

But I [am] like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God. I trust the loyal love of God 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

And I answered and said to him, "What [are] these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?"

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness,

Zechariah 4:3

And [there are] two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, 'A leafy olive tree, {beautiful with fine fruit}.' With the sound of a great storm he will set fire to it, and its branches will be good for nothing.

Isaiah 17:6

And gleanings will be left over in it, as {when an olive tree is beaten}, two [or] three ripe olive berries in [the] top of a branch, four [or] five on its fruitful branches," {declares} Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

And I replied a second [time] and asked him, "What [are] these two twigs of olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?"

Hosea 14:6

His new plant shoots will spread out; his splendor will be like the olive tree, and his scent like the [trees of] Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

Though the fig tree [does] not blossom, nor there be fruit on the vines; the yield of [the] olive tree fails, and the cultivated fields do not yield food; [the] flock is cut off from the animal pen, and there is no cattle in the stalls,

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all [sorts] of good things that you did not fill, and hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant, and {you have eaten your fill},

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are {natural branches} be grafted into their own olive tree?

Judges 9:8

"The trees went certainly, to anoint a king over themselves. And they said to the olive tree, 'Rule over us.'

Judges 9:9

And the olive tree replied, 'Should I stop [producing] my oil, which by me gods and men are honored, to go sway over the trees?'

Isaiah 41:19

I will {put} [the] cedar, acacia, myrtle, and olive oil tree in the wilderness; I will set [the] cypress, elm, and box tree together in the desert

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat off the fruit of your olive trees you shall not search through the branches afterward, for it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.

Deuteronomy 8:8

[to] a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranate trees, a land of olive trees, olive oil and honey;

Isaiah 24:13

For it shall be like this in the midst of the earth, among the nations, like [the] beating of an olive tree, like gleanings when a grape harvest is at an end.

Luke 13:9

And if indeed it produces fruit in the coming [year], [so much the better], but if not, you can cut it down.'"

Deuteronomy 28:40

There shall be olive trees for you in all of your territory, but you shall not anoint [yourself], for your olives shall drop off.

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came to him {in the evening}, and behold, a freshly-picked olive tree leaf [was] in her mouth. And Noah knew that the waters had subsided from upon the earth.

Luke 19:4

And he ran on ahead [and] climbed up into a sycamore tree so that he could see him, because he was going to go through [that way].

Romans 11:18

do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he will be like a tree planted by water, and to [the] stream it sends its roots, and it will not fear when heat comes, and its leaves will be luxuriant, and in [the] year of drought it will not be anxious, and it will not cease from the bearing of fruit.

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Olive Trees » Canaan abounded in

Deuteronomy 8:8

[to] a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranate trees, a land of olive trees, olive oil and honey;

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all [sorts] of good things that you did not fill, and hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant, and {you have eaten your fill},

Olive Trees » Oil procured from

Deuteronomy 8:8

[to] a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranate trees, a land of olive trees, olive oil and honey;

Exodus 27:20

"And you will command the {Israelites}, and they will bring to you pure, beaten olive oil for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive trees and will give [them] to his servants.

Nehemiah 5:11

Please restore to them this day their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves, their houses, and the interest on the money, the grain, the grape juice, and the olive oil that you have been taking from them."

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

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are {natural branches} be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are {natural branches} be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness,

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, 'A leafy olive tree, {beautiful with fine fruit}.' With the sound of a great storm he will set fire to it, and its branches will be good for nothing.

James 3:12

A fig tree is not able, my brothers, to produce olives, or a grapevine figs. Neither can a saltwater spring produce fresh water.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His new plant shoots will spread out; his splendor will be like the olive tree, and his scent like the [trees of] Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, 'A leafy olive tree, {beautiful with fine fruit}.' With the sound of a great storm he will set fire to it, and its branches will be good for nothing.

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

Isaiah 17:6

And gleanings will be left over in it, as {when an olive tree is beaten}, two [or] three ripe olive berries in [the] top of a branch, four [or] five on its fruitful branches," {declares} Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

For it shall be like this in the midst of the earth, among the nations, like [the] beating of an olive tree, like gleanings when a grape harvest is at an end.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fat and unctuous

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness,

Judges 9:9

And the olive tree replied, 'Should I stop [producing] my oil, which by me gods and men are honored, to go sway over the trees?'

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

Haggai 2:16

{from that time when} one came to a heap of twenty [measures], there were [only] ten, and [when] one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty measures, there were [only] twenty.

Micah 6:15

You yourself will sow, but you will not reap; you will tread olives, but you will not anoint yourself with oil; [you will tread] grapes, but you will not drink wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Psalm 52:8

But I [am] like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God. I trust the loyal love of God forever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His new plant shoots will spread out; his splendor will be like the olive tree, and his scent like the [trees of] 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 Shephelah [was] Baal-Hanan the Gederite. And over the treasury houses of olive oil [was] Joash.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

And I will grant [authority] to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy [for one] thousand two hundred sixty 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

And he set him on the high places of [the] land, and he fed [him] the crops of [the] field, and he nursed him with honey from crags, and [with] oil from flinty rock,

Olive Trees » Gleaning of, left for the poor

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat off the fruit of your olive trees you shall not search through the branches afterward, for it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.

Olive Trees » Beaten to remove the fruit

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat off the fruit of your olive trees you shall not search through the branches afterward, for it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.

Olive Trees » Often cast its fruit

Deuteronomy 28:40

There shall be olive trees for you in all of your territory, but you shall not anoint [yourself], for your olives shall drop off.

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree [does] not blossom, nor there be fruit on the vines; the yield of [the] olive tree fails, and the cultivated fields do not yield food; [the] flock is cut off from the animal pen, and there is no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in Yahweh; I will exult in the God of my salvation.

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

1 Kings 6:31-33

He made doors of olive wood for the doorway of the inner sanctuary, [as well as for] the doorpost of the fifth doorframe. [On] the two doors of olive wood he made carvings of cherubim and palm tree images and budding flowers, and he overlaid them with gold {by beating} out the gold on the cherubim and the palm tree images. Thus he made doorframes of olive wood on four sides for the doorway of the main hall

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you. Then you will say, "Branches were broken off in order that I could be grafted in."

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, 'A leafy olive tree, {beautiful with fine fruit}.' With the sound of a great storm he will set fire to it, and its branches will be good for nothing.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, 'A leafy olive tree, {beautiful with fine fruit}.' With the sound of a great storm he will set fire to it, and its branches will be good for nothing.

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

Nehemiah 8:15

and that they should proclaim and give voice in all of their cities in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the hill and bring olive tree branches, olive oil wood branches, myrtle shrub branches, palm tree branches, and other leafy tree branches to make booths, as it is written."

Olive Trees » Assyria abounded in

2 Kings 18:32

Until I come and take you to a land like your land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees, olive oil, and honey, that [you may] live and not die! You must not listen to Hezekiah, for he has misled you [by] saying, "Yahweh will deliver us!"

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

1 Kings 6:23

He made two cherubim of olive wood for the inner sanctuary, ten cubits high.

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

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came to him {in the evening}, and behold, a freshly-picked olive tree leaf [was] in her mouth. And Noah knew that the waters had subsided from upon 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 the seventh you will let it rest and leave it fallow, and the poor of your people will eat, and their remainder the animals of the field will eat. You will do likewise for your vineyard and for your olive trees.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are {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, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness,

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

And gleanings will be left over in it, as {when an olive tree is beaten}, two [or] three ripe olive berries in [the] top of a branch, four [or] five on its fruitful branches," {declares} Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Olive Trees » Good for the service of God and man

Judges 9:9

And the olive tree replied, 'Should I stop [producing] my oil, which by me gods and men are honored, to go sway over the trees?'

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

"He will shake off his unripe fruit like the vine, and he will cast off his blossom like the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

"I struck you with blight and with mildew. Frequently the cutting locust devoured your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees, yet you did not return to me," [is] the declaration of Yahweh.