Olive Trees

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Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.

Revelation 11:4

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

Zechariah 4:11

Then I asked him, "What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on the left side of it?"

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;

Zechariah 4:3

and two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl, and the other on the left side of it."

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken.

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Zechariah 4:12

I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"

Hosea 14:6

His branches will spread, and his beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

Habakkuk 3:17

For though the fig tree doesn't flourish, nor fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive fails, the fields yield no food; the flocks are cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls:

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full;

Romans 11:24

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

Judges 9:8

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us.'

Judges 9:9

"But the olive tree said to them, 'Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'

Isaiah 41:19

I will put cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oil trees in the wilderness. I will set fir trees, pine, and box trees together in the desert;

Deuteronomy 24:20

When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the foreigner, 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 trees and honey;

Isaiah 24:13

For it will be so in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.

Luke 13:9

If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can 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 olive shall cast [its fruit].

Genesis 8:11

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

Luke 19:4

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

Romans 11:18

don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Jeremiah 17:8

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

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat 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 trees and honey;

Exodus 27:20

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

Olive Trees » Cultivated » In olive yards

1 Samuel 8:14

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

Nehemiah 5:11

Please restore to them, even this day, their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, that you are charging them."

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

Romans 11:24

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

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

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

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Described as » Bearing goodly fruit

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken.

James 3:12

Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.

Olive Trees » Described as » Fair and beautiful

Hosea 14:6

His branches will spread, and his beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken.

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

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Isaiah 24:13

For it will be so in the midst of the earth 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

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;

Judges 9:9

"But the olive tree said to them, 'Should I leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'

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

Haggai 2:16

Through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty, there were only twenty.

Micah 6:15

You will sow, but won't reap. You will tread the olives, but won't anoint yourself with oil; and crush grapes, but won't drink the wine.

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the righteous

Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His branches will spread, and his beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like 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 lowland was Baal Hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash:

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the two witnesses

Revelation 11:3-4

I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands, standing before the Lord of the earth.

Olive Trees » Cultivated » Among rocks

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, 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 foreigner, 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 foreigner, 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 olive shall cast [its fruit].

Olive Trees » Failure of, a great calamity

Habakkuk 3:17-18

For though the fig tree doesn't flourish, nor fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive fails, the fields yield no food; the flocks are cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in Yahweh. I will be joyful 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 oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel [and] door posts were a fifth part [of the wall]. So [he made] two doors of olive wood; and he carved on them carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim, and on the palm trees. So also made he for the entrance of the temple door posts of olive wood, out of a fourth part [of the wall];

Olive Trees » Pruning of, alluded to

Romans 11:18-19

don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of the jewish church

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken.

Olive Trees » Described as » Green

Jeremiah 11:16

Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches 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 out to the mountain, and get olive branches, and branches of wild olive, 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 new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and of honey, that you may live, and not die. Don't listen to Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, "Yahweh will deliver us."

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

1 Kings 6:23

In the oracle 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

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

Olive Trees » Cultivated » On the sides of mountains

Matthew 21:1

When they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, to 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 you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In the same way, you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.

Olive Trees » Grafting of, alluded to

Romans 11:24

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

Olive Trees » Often grew wild

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;

Olive Trees » Illustrative » Of children of pious parents

Olive Trees » Shaken when fully ripe

Isaiah 17:6

Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, 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 leave my fatness, with which by me they honor God and man, and go to wave back and forth over the trees?'

Olive Trees » Often cast its flowers

Job 15:33

He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree.

Olive Trees » Often suffered from caterpillars

Amos 4:9

"I struck you with blight and mildew many times in your gardens and your vineyards; and your fig trees and your olive trees have the swarming locust devoured: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.