Most Relevant Verses
"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,
More Verses on Roots
As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.
"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."
"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
"Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water?
"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink,
"Then this shall be the sign for you: you will eat this year what grows of itself, in the second year what springs from the same, and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
'Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.
'I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."
"Hear then the parable of the sower.
And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?
"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
"If you say, 'How shall we persecute him?' And 'What pretext for a case against him can we find?'
The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
You removed a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
"For the LORD will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.
"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."
Thus says the LORD concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, "Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them.
"Say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers--so that all its sprouting leaves wither? And neither by great strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble And dry grass collapses into the flame, So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;