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Exodus 37:1-5

Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half cubits, and its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits; and he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around. He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet; even two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. read more.
He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry it.

Jeremiah 1:11-12

The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree." Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it."

Job 30:4

Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.

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Almond Trees

Numbers 17:8

Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

Felling Trees

Deuteronomy 19:5

as when a man goes into the forest with his friend to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the iron head slips off the handle and strikes his friend so that he dies--he may flee to one of these cities and live;

Fir Trees

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Harming Trees

Deuteronomy 20:19-20

"When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?

Metaphorical Trees

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Olive Trees

Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

Worship At Trees

Deuteronomy 16:21

"You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself.

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Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Ezekiel 17:5-6

"He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow. "Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and yielded shoots and sent out branches.

Joshua 24:26

And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.

Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

1 Kings 10:11-12

Also the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a very great number of almug trees and precious stones. The king made of the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers; such almug trees have not come in again nor have they been seen to this day.

Genesis 13:18

Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.

2 Samuel 5:22-25

Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim. When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. "It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines." read more.
Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

Isaiah 44:14

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 60:13

"The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.

Genesis 30:37

Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods.

Isaiah 44:4

And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.'

Ezekiel 31:3

'Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon With beautiful branches and forest shade, And very high, And its top was among the clouds.

Micah 4:4

Each of them will sit under his vine And under his fig tree, With no one to make them afraid, For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.

Isaiah 41:19-20

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress, That they may see and recognize, And consider and gain insight as well, That the hand of the LORD has done this, And the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Numbers 33:9

They journeyed from Marah and came to Elim; and in Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there.

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.

Genesis 1:12

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.

Romans 11:24

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

Haggai 2:17

'I smote you and every work of your hands with blasting wind, mildew and hail; yet you did not come back to Me,' declares the LORD.

Genesis 35:8

Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named Allon-bacuth.

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?

Isaiah 44:15

Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also makes a fire to bake bread. He also makes a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it.

Exodus 36:20

Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

Psalm 45:8

All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

Deuteronomy 8:8

a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;

2 Samuel 6:5

Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD with all kinds of instruments made of fir wood, and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.

2 Samuel 5:23

When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Judges 9:9

"But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?'

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.

Hosea 4:13

They offer sacrifices on the tops of the mountains And burn incense on the hills, Under oak, poplar and terebinth, Because their shade is pleasant. Therefore your daughters play the harlot And your brides commit adultery.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos replied to Amaziah, "I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs.

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. 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.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Matthew 7:17-19

"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 65:22

"They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.

Luke 23:31

"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram gave Solomon as much as he desired of the cedar and cypress timber.

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."

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Almond » Trees

Ecclesiastes 12:5

Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.

Numbers 17:8

Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

Jeremiah 1:11

The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree."

Aloes » Trees

Psalm 45:8

All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

Proverbs 7:17

"I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

Song of Songs 4:14

Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, With all the trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.

John 19:39

Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight.

Trees » Of knowledge

Genesis 3:17

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:3-6

but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'" The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." read more.
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Genesis 3:11-12

And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."

Trees » Of life

Genesis 3:24

So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:22

Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"--

Trees » Figurative

Jeremiah 17:8

"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.

Trees » Symbolical

Daniel 4:10-12

'Now these were the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed: I was looking, and behold, there was a tree in the midst of the earth and its height was great. 'The tree grew large and became strong And its height reached to the sky, And it was visible to the end of the whole earth. 'Its foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all The beasts of the field found shade under it, And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches, And all living creatures fed themselves from it.

Trees » Varieties » Fig

Habakkuk 3:17

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

Deuteronomy 8:8

a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;

Proverbs 27:18

He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.

Matthew 21:19

Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the fig tree withered.

John 1:48

Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."

Trees » Saints as

Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the olive tree And his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.

Numbers 24:6

"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.

Trees » Varieties » Oaks

2 Samuel 18:9

Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.

Genesis 35:4

So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem.

Judges 6:11

Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites.

Isaiah 1:29

Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, And you will be embarrassed at the gardens which you have chosen.

Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Trees » Varieties » Sycamore

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

1 Chronicles 27:28

Baal-hanan the Gederite had charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah; and Joash had charge of the stores of oil.

Isaiah 9:10

"The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars."

Psalm 78:47

He destroyed their vines with hailstones And their sycamore trees with frost.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos replied to Amaziah, "I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs.

More verses: Luke 19:4

Trees » Varieties » Willows

Leviticus 23:40

'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Job 40:22

"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.

Isaiah 15:7

Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim.

Psalm 137:2

Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps.

Isaiah 44:4

And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.'

More verses: Ezekiel 17:5

Trees » Varieties » Cedars

2 Kings 14:9

Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thorn bush.

Isaiah 2:13

And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up, Against all the oaks of Bashan,

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.

Psalm 80:10

The mountains were covered with its shadow, And the cedars of God with its boughs.

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

More verses: Psalm 29:5

Trees » Varieties » Palm

Joel 1:12

The vine dries up And the fig tree fails; The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree, All the trees of the field dry up Indeed, rejoicing dries up From the sons of men.

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.

Jeremiah 10:5

"Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good."

Deuteronomy 34:3

and the Negev and the plain in the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.

Song of Songs 7:7

"Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters.

Trees » Laws concerning

Deuteronomy 16:21

"You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself.

Leviticus 27:30

'Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S; it is holy to the LORD.

Leviticus 19:23

'When you enter the land and plant all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten.

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?

Trees » Varieties » Cedars of lebanon

2 Chronicles 2:8

"Send me also cedar, cypress and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed my servants will work with your servants,

2 Kings 14:9

Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thorn bush.

Isaiah 40:16

Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Trees » Varieties » Olive

Psalm 52:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

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 rich root of the olive tree,

Revelation 11:4

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,

Judges 9:9

"But the olive tree said to them, 'Shall I leave my fatness with which God and men are honored, and go to wave over the trees?'

More verses: Zechariah 4:3

Trees » Illustrative » (good and fruitful,) of saints

Numbers 24:6

"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.

Matthew 7:17-18

"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

Jeremiah 17:8

"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.

Trees » Varieties » Fir

2 Kings 19:23

'Through your messengers you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, "With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses And I entered its farthest lodging place, its thickest forest.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Isaiah 55:13

"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram gave Solomon as much as he desired of the cedar and cypress timber.

Isaiah 14:8

"Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, 'Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.'

Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

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

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its street On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Trees » Illustrative » Of kings, &c

Isaiah 10:34

He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an iron axe, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

Ezekiel 17:24

"All the trees of the field will know that I am the LORD; I bring down the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will perform it."

Ezekiel 31:7-10

'So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; For its roots extended to many waters. 'The cedars in God's garden could not match it; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And the plane trees could not match its branches No tree in God's garden could compare with it in its beauty. 'I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches, And all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of God, were jealous of it. read more.
'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,

Daniel 4:10-14

'Now these were the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed: I was looking, and behold, there was a tree in the midst of the earth and its height was great. 'The tree grew large and became strong And its height reached to the sky, And it was visible to the end of the whole earth. 'Its foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all The beasts of the field found shade under it, And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches, And all living creatures fed themselves from it. read more.
'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. 'He shouted out and spoke as follows: "Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it And the birds from its branches.

Trees » Varieties » Aloes

Psalm 45:8

All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

Proverbs 7:17

"I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

Song of Songs 4:14

Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, With all the trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.

John 19:39

Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight.

Trees » Varieties » Myrtle

Isaiah 55:13

"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Zechariah 1:8

I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses behind him.

Nehemiah 8:15

So they proclaimed and circulated a proclamation in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the hills, and bring olive branches and wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches and branches of other leafy trees, to make booths, as it is written."

Trees » Varieties » Apple

Isaiah 44:14

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

Song of Songs 2:3

"Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Songs 8:5

"Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning on her beloved?" "Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth.

Joel 1:12

The vine dries up And the fig tree fails; The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree, All the trees of the field dry up Indeed, rejoicing dries up From the sons of men.

Trees » Were cut down » For building

2 Chronicles 2:10

"Now behold, I will give to your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, 20,000 kors of crushed wheat and 20,000 kors of barley, and 20,000 baths of wine and 20,000 baths of oil."

2 Chronicles 2:8

"Send me also cedar, cypress and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber of Lebanon; and indeed my servants will work with your servants,

2 Kings 6:2

"Please let us go to the Jordan and each of us take from there a beam, and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live." So he said, "Go."

Trees » Varieties » Almond

Ecclesiastes 12:5

Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.

Numbers 17:8

Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

Jeremiah 1:11

The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree."

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and carry down to the man as a present, a little balm and a little honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

Trees » Kinds of » Bearing fruit

Ecclesiastes 2:5

I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees;

Nehemiah 9:25

"They captured fortified cities and a fertile land They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance So they ate, were filled and grew fat, And reveled in Your great goodness.

Ezekiel 47:12

"By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing."

Trees » Were cut down » With axes

Deuteronomy 19:5

as when a man goes into the forest with his friend to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the iron head slips off the handle and strikes his friend so that he dies--he may flee to one of these cities and live;

Matthew 3:10

"The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Psalm 74:5

It seems as if one had lifted up His axe in a forest of trees.

Trees » Were cut down » For making idols

Isaiah 44:14

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 44:17

But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, "Deliver me, for you are my god."

Isaiah 40:20

He who is too impoverished for such an offering Selects a tree that does not rot; He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman To prepare an idol that will not totter.

Trees » God increases and multiplies the fruit of, for his people

Leviticus 26:4

then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.

Joel 2:22

Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.

Ezekiel 34:27

"Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The leaves

Daniel 4:12

'Its foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all The beasts of the field found shade under it, And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches, And all living creatures fed themselves from it.

Matthew 21:19

Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the fig tree withered.

Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Trees » Varieties » Almug or algum

1 Kings 10:11-12

Also the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a very great number of almug trees and precious stones. The king made of the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers; such almug trees have not come in again nor have they been seen to this day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, also brought algum trees and precious stones. From the algum trees the king made steps for the house of the LORD and for the king's palace, and lyres and harps for the singers; and none like that was seen before in the land of Judah.

Trees » Evil, sinners compared to

Luke 3:9

"Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Matthew 7:18

"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

Trees » Were cut down » By besieging armies for erecting forts

Jeremiah 6:6

For thus says the LORD of hosts, "Cut down her trees And cast up a siege against Jerusalem This is the city to be punished, In whose midst there is only oppression.

Deuteronomy 20:20

"Only the trees which you know are not fruit trees you shall destroy and cut down, that you may construct siegeworks against the city that is making war with you until it falls.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The fruit or seeds

Ezekiel 36:30

"I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.

Leviticus 27:30

'Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S; it is holy to the LORD.

Trees » Illustrative » Of the life and conversation of the righteous

Trees » Were cut down » For fuel

Matthew 3:10

"The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 44:14-16

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow. Then it becomes something for a man to burn, so he takes one of them and warms himself; he also makes a fire to bake bread. He also makes a god and worships it; he makes it a graven image and falls down before it. Half of it he burns in the fire; over this half he eats meat as he roasts a roast and is satisfied. He also warms himself and says, "Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire."

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The branches

Daniel 4:14

'He shouted out and spoke as follows: "Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it And the birds from its branches.

Leviticus 23:40

'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Trees » The jews » Often buried under

Genesis 35:8

Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named Allon-bacuth.

1 Samuel 21:13

So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.

Trees » Often suffered from » Desolating armies

2 Kings 19:23

'Through your messengers you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, "With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses And I entered its farthest lodging place, its thickest forest.

Isaiah 10:34

He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an iron axe, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

Trees » Kinds of » Evergreen

Jeremiah 17:2

As they remember their children, So they remember their altars and their Asherim By green trees on the high hills.

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Trees » Varieties » Shittah or shittim

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Exodus 36:20

Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

Trees » Varieties » Pomegranate

Joel 1:12

The vine dries up And the fig tree fails; The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree, All the trees of the field dry up Indeed, rejoicing dries up From the sons of men.

Deuteronomy 8:8

a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;

1 Samuel 14:2

Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron And the people who were with him were about six hundred men,

Trees » The jews » Often pitched their tents under

Genesis 18:1

Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.

Trees » Often propagated by birds who carry the seeds along with them

Ezekiel 17:3

saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Ezekiel 17:5

"He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow.

Trees » Varieties » Willow

Isaiah 44:4

And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.'

Ezekiel 17:5

"He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow.

Trees » Varieties » Vine

Numbers 6:4

'All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from the seeds even to the skin.

Ezekiel 15:2

"Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any wood of a branch which is among the trees of the forest?

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

'They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has escaped--what is left to you from the hail--and they will eat every tree which sprouts for you out of the field.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The stem or trunk

Isaiah 11:1

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

Isaiah 44:19

No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals I roast meat and eat it Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"

Trees » Nourished » By the earth

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1:12

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.

Trees » Originally created by God

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Often suffered from » Hail and frost

Psalm 78:47

He destroyed their vines with hailstones And their sycamore trees with frost.

Exodus 9:25

The hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field.

Trees » Afford an agreeable shade in eastern countries during the heat of the day

Job 40:21

"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.

Trees » The jews » Often executed criminals on

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

"If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God), so that you do not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the wood

Song of Songs 2:3

"Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Trees » The jews » Prohibited from cutting down fruit-bearing, for sieges

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you besiege a city a long time, to make war against it in order to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by swinging an axe against them; for you may eat from them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?

Trees » The jews » Prohibited from planting in consecrated places

Deuteronomy 16:21

"You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself.

Trees » Varieties » Mulberry

2 Samuel 5:23

When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23-24

When David inquired of the LORD, He said, "You shall not go directly up; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. "It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."

Trees » Illustrative » (producing evil fruit,) of the wicked

Matthew 7:17-19

"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Trees » Each kind has its own seed for propagating its species

Genesis 1:11-12

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.

Trees » God often renders, barren as a punishment

Leviticus 26:20

'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

Trees » Given as food to the animal creation

Genesis 1:29-30

Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.

Trees » Planted by man

Leviticus 19:23

'When you enter the land and plant all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten.

Trees » Varieties » Juniper

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."

1 Kings 19:4-5

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers." He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat."

Trees » Varieties » Mustard

Matthew 13:32

and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES."

Trees » Varieties » Cedar

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The tender shoots

Luke 21:29-30

Then He told them a parable: "Behold the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The roots

Jeremiah 17:8

"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.

Trees » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Trees » Specially flourished beside the rivers and streams of water

Ezekiel 47:12

"By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing."

Trees » Early custom of planting, in consecrated grounds

Genesis 21:33

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Trees » Were sold with the land on which they grew

Genesis 23:17

So Ephron's field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were within all the confines of its border, were deeded over

Trees » Each kind of, known by its fruit

Matthew 12:33

"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Trees » Of various sizes

Ezekiel 17:24

"All the trees of the field will know that I am the LORD; I bring down the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will perform it."

Trees » Varieties » Ash

Isaiah 44:14

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Varieties » Cypress

Isaiah 44:14

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Nourished » By the rain from heaven

Isaiah 44:14

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the forest

Isaiah 10:19

And the rest of the trees of his forest will be so small in number That a child could write them down.

Trees » Varieties » Lign-aloes

Numbers 24:6

"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.

Trees » Varieties » Chestnut

Ezekiel 31:8

'The cedars in God's garden could not match it; The cypresses could not compare with its boughs, And the plane trees could not match its branches No tree in God's garden could compare with it in its beauty.

Trees » Varieties » Oil-tree

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Trees » Varieties » Pine

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Trees » Varieties » Box

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Trees » Varieties » Shittah

Exodus 36:20

Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

Trees » Varieties » Oil

Isaiah 41:19

"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the myrtle and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,

Trees » Illustrative » (duration of,) of continued prosperity of saints

Isaiah 65:22

"They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.

Trees » Nourished » Through their own sap

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the LORD drink their fill, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

Trees » The jews » Considered trees on which criminals were executed abominable

Isaiah 14:19

"But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.

Trees » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.

Trees » Kinds of » Deciduous or casting the leaves

Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Trees » Varieties » Teil

Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Trees » Illustrative » of the elect

Isaiah 6:13

"Yet there will be a tenth portion in it, And it will again be subject to burning, Like a terebinth or an oak Whose stump remains when it is felled The holy seed is its stump."

Trees » Varieties » Oak

Isaiah 1:30

For you will be like an oak whose leaf fades away Or as a garden that has no water.

Trees » Varieties » Bay

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

Trees » Illustrative » (dry,) of useless persons

Isaiah 56:3

Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people " Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

Trees » Illustrative » (evergreen,) of saints

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. 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.

Trees » Designed to beautify the earth

Genesis 2:9

Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Made for the glory of God

Psalm 148:9

Mountains and all hills; Fruit trees and all cedars;

Trees » Illustrative » (shaking of the leaves off,) of the terror of the wicked

Isaiah 7:2

When it was reported to the house of David, saying, "The Arameans have camped in Ephraim," his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake with the wind.

Trees » Illustrative » (dry,) of the wicked ripe for judgment

Luke 23:31

"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Trees » Illustrative » (green,) of the innocence of Christ

Luke 23:31

"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Trees » Illustrative » (barren,) of the wicked

Hosea 9:16

Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up, They will bear no fruit Even though they bear children, I will slay the precious ones of their womb.

Trees » Often suffered from » Fire

Joel 1:19

To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.

Trees » When cut down often sprouted from their roots again

Job 14:7

"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.

Valleys » Abounded with » Trees

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland.

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