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Exodus 37:1-5

And Bezalel made the ark of hard wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit and a half high; Plating it inside and out with the best gold, and putting an edge of gold all round it. And he made four gold rings for its four angles, two on one side and two on the other,read more.
And rods of the same wood plated with gold. These rods he put in the rings at the sides of the ark, for lifting it.

Jeremiah 1:11-12

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch of an almond-tree. Then the Lord said to me, You have seen well: for I keep watch over my word to give effect to it.

Job 30:4

They are pulling off the salt leaves from the brushwood, and making a meal of roots.

Isaiah 6:13

And even if there is still a tenth part in it, it will again be burned, like a tree of the woods whose broken end is still in the earth after the tree has been cut down (the holy seed is the broken end).

Ezekiel 17:5-6

And he took some of the seed of the land, planting it in fertile earth, placing it by great waters; he put it in like a willow-tree. And its growth went on and it became a vine, low and widely stretching, whose branches were turned to him and its roots were under him: so it became a vine, putting out branches and young leaves.

Joshua 24:26

And Joshua put these words on record, writing them in the book of the law of God; and he took a great stone, and put it up there under the oak-tree which was in the holy place of the Lord.

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever.

1 Kings 10:11-12

And the sea-force of Hiram, in addition to gold from Ophir, came back with much sandal-wood and jewels. And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody: never has such sandal-wood been seen to this day.

Genesis 13:18

And Abram, moving his tent, came and made his living-place by the holy tree of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and made an altar there to the Lord.

2 Samuel 5:22-25

And the Philistines came up again, and went in every direction in the valley of Rephaim. And when David went for directions to the Lord, he said, You are not to go up against them in front; but make a circle round them from the back and come on them opposite the spice-trees. Then at the sound of footsteps in the tops of the trees, go forward quickly, for the Lord has gone out before you to overcome the army of the Philistines.read more.
And David did as the Lord had said; and he overcame the Philistines, attacking them from Gibeon to near Gezer.

Isaiah 44:14

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

Isaiah 60:13

The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the cypress, the plane, and the sherbin-tree together, to make my holy place beautiful; and the resting-place of my feet will be full of glory.

Genesis 30:37

Then Jacob took young branches of trees, cutting off the skin so that the white wood was seen in bands.

Isaiah 44:4

And they will come up like grass in a well-watered field, like water-plants by the streams.

Ezekiel 31:3

See, a pine-tree with beautiful branches and thick growth, giving shade and very tall; and its top was among the clouds.

Micah 4:4

But every man will be seated under his vine and under his fig-tree, and no one will be a cause of fear to them: for the mouth of the Lord of armies has said it.

Isaiah 41:19-20

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together: So that they may see and be wise and give their mind to it, and that it may be clear to them all that the hand of the Lord has done this, and that the Holy One of Israel has made it.

Numbers 33:9

And from Marah they went on to Elim: and in Elim there were twelve water-springs and seventy palm-trees; and they put up their tents there.

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number.

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so.

Genesis 1:12

And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and God saw that it was good.

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut out of a field olive-tree, and against the natural use were united to a good olive-tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be united again with the olive-tree which was theirs?

Haggai 2:17

And I sent burning and wasting and a rain of ice-drops on all the works of your hands; but still you were not turned to me, says the Lord.

Genesis 35:8

And Deborah, the servant who had taken care of Rebekah from her birth, came to her end, and was put to rest near Beth-el, under the holy tree: and they gave it the name of Allon-bacuth.

Deuteronomy 20:19

If in war a town is shut in by your armies for a long time, do not let its trees be cut down and made waste; for their fruit will be your food; are the trees of the countryside men for you to take up arms against them?

Isaiah 44:15

Then it will be used to make a fire, so that a man may get warm; he has the oven heated with it and makes bread: he makes a god with it, to which he gives worship: he makes a pictured image out of it, and goes down on his face before it.

Exodus 36:20

And for the uprights of the House they made boards of hard wood.

Psalm 45:8

Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices; music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.

Deuteronomy 8:8

A land of grain and vines and fig-trees and fair fruits; a land of oil-giving olive-trees and honey;

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the men of Israel made melody before the Lord with all their power, with songs and with corded instruments and instruments of brass.

2 Samuel 5:23

And when David went for directions to the Lord, he said, You are not to go up against them in front; but make a circle round them from the back and come on them opposite the spice-trees.

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Judges 9:9

But the olive-tree said to them, Am I to give up my wealth of oil, by which men give honour to God, and go waving over the trees?

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim where there were twelve water-springs and seventy palm-trees: and they put up their tents there by the waters.

Hosea 4:13

They make offerings on the tops of mountains, burning perfumes in high places, under trees of every sort, because their shade is good: and so your daughters are given up to loose ways and your brides are false to their husbands.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos in answer said to Amaziah, I am no prophet, or one of the sons of the prophets; I am a herdman and one who takes care of sycamore-trees:

Psalm 1:1-3

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to all who take her in their hands, and happy is everyone who keeps her.

Matthew 7:17-19

Even so, every good tree gives good fruit; but the bad tree gives evil fruit. It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit. Every tree which does not give good fruit is cut down and put in the fire.

Isaiah 65:22

They will no longer be building for the use of others, or planting for others to have the fruit: for the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, and my loved ones will have joy in full measure in the work of their hands.

Luke 23:31

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

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram gave Solomon all the cedar-wood and cypress-wood he had need of;

1 Kings 19:4

While he himself went a day's journey into the waste land, and took a seat under a broom-plant, desiring for himself only death; for he said, It is enough: now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.

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Almond » Trees

Ecclesiastes 12:5

And he is in fear of that which is high, and danger is in the road, and the tree is white with flower, and the least thing is a weight, and desire is at an end, because man goes to his last resting-place, and those who are sorrowing are in the streets;

Numbers 17:8

Now on the day after, Moses went into the Tent of witness; and he saw that Aaron's rod, the rod of the house of Levi, had put out buds, and was covered with buds and flowers and fruit.

Jeremiah 1:11

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch of an almond-tree.

Aloes » Trees

Psalm 45:8

Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices; music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.

Proverbs 7:17

I have made my bed sweet with perfumes and spices.

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and safron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.

John 19:39

And Nicodemus came (he who had first come to Jesus by night) with a roll of myrrh and aloes mixed, about a hundred pounds.

Trees » Of knowledge

Genesis 2:9

And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:3-6

But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you. And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you: For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil. read more.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and a delight to the eyes, and to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and gave it to her husband.

Genesis 3:11-12

And he said, Who gave you the knowledge that you were without clothing? Have you taken of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take? And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree and I took it.

Trees » Of life

Genesis 3:24

So he sent the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden he put winged ones and a flaming sword turning every way to keep the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 2:9

And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:22

And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever.

Trees » Figurative

Jeremiah 17:8

For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, pushing out its roots by the stream; he will have no fear when the heat comes, but his leaf will be green; in a dry year he will have no care, and will go on giving fruit.

Trees » Symbolical

Daniel 4:10-12

On my bed I saw a vision: there was a tree in the middle of the earth, and it was very high. And the tree became tall and strong, stretching up to heaven, and to be seen from the ends of the earth: Its leaves were fair and it had much fruit, and in it was food enough for all: the beasts of the field had shade under it, and the birds of heaven were resting in its branches, and it gave food to all living things.

Trees » Varieties » Fig

Habakkuk 3:17

For though the fig-tree has no flowers, and there is no fruit on the vine, and work on the olive comes to nothing, and the fields give no food; and the flock is cut off from its resting-place, and there is no herd in the cattle-house:

Deuteronomy 8:8

A land of grain and vines and fig-trees and fair fruits; a land of oil-giving olive-trees and honey;

Proverbs 27:18

Whoever keeps a fig-tree will have its fruit; and the servant waiting on his master will be honoured.

Matthew 21:19

And seeing a fig-tree by the wayside, he came to it, and saw nothing on it but leaves only; and he said to it, Let there be no fruit from you from this time forward for ever. And straight away the fig-tree became dry and dead.

John 1:48

Nathanael said to him, Where did you get knowledge of me? In answer Jesus said, Before Philip was talking with you, while you were still under the fig-tree, I saw you.

Trees » Saints as

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His branches will be stretched out, he will be beautiful as the olive-tree and sweet-smelling as Lebanon.

Numbers 24:6

They are stretched out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like flowering trees planted by the Lord, like cedar-trees by the waters.

Trees » Varieties » Oaks

2 Samuel 18:9

And Absalom came across some of David's men. And Absalom was seated on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great tree, and his head became fixed in the tree and he was lifted up between earth and heaven, and the beast under him went on.

Genesis 35:4

Then they gave to Jacob all the strange gods which they had, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob put them away under the holy tree at Shechem.

Judges 6:11

Now the angel of the Lord came and took his seat under the oak-tree in Ophrah, in the field of Joash the Abiezrite; and his son Gideon was crushing grain in the place where the grapes were crushed, so that the Midianites might not see it.

Isaiah 1:29

For you will be put to shame because of the trees of your desire, and because of the gardens of your pleasure.

Isaiah 6:13

And even if there is still a tenth part in it, it will again be burned, like a tree of the woods whose broken end is still in the earth after the tree has been cut down (the holy seed is the broken end).

Trees » Varieties » Sycamore

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number.

1 Chronicles 27:28

Baal-hanan the Gederite was responsible for the olive-trees and the sycamore-trees in the lowlands; and Joash for the stores of oil;

Isaiah 9:10

The bricks have come down, but we will put up buildings of cut stone in their place: the sycamores are cut down, but they will be changed to cedars.

Psalm 78:47

He sent ice for the destruction of their vines; their trees were damaged by the bitter cold.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos in answer said to Amaziah, I am no prophet, or one of the sons of the prophets; I am a herdman and one who takes care of sycamore-trees:

More verses: Luke 19:4

Trees » Varieties » Willows

Leviticus 23:40

On the first day, take the fruit of fair trees, branches of palm-trees, and branches of thick trees and trees from the riverside, and be glad before the Lord for seven days.

Job 40:22

He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.

Isaiah 15:7

For this cause they will take away their wealth, and the stores they have got together, over the stream of the water-plants.

Psalm 137:2

Hanging our instruments of music on the trees by the waterside.

Isaiah 44:4

And they will come up like grass in a well-watered field, like water-plants by the streams.

More verses: Ezekiel 17:5

Trees » Varieties » Cedars

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash, king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, saying, The thorn-tree in Lebanon sent to the cedar in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son for a wife: and a beast from the woodland in Lebanon went by, crushing the thorn under his feet.

Isaiah 2:13

And on all the high trees of Lebanon, and on all the strong trees of Bashan;

1 Kings 4:33

He made sayings about all plants, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop hanging on the wall; and about all beasts and birds and fishes and the small things of the earth.

Psalm 80:10

The mountains were covered with its shade, and the great trees with its branches.

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the Lord are full of growth, the cedars of Lebanon of his planting;

More verses: Psalm 29:5

Trees » Varieties » Palm

Joel 1:12

The vine has become dry and the fig-tree is feeble; the pomegranate and the palm-tree and the apple-tree, even all the trees of the field, are dry: because joy has gone from the sons of men.

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim where there were twelve water-springs and seventy palm-trees: and they put up their tents there by the waters.

Jeremiah 10:5

It is like a pillar in a garden of plants, and has no voice: it has to be lifted, for it has no power of walking. Have no fear of it; for it has no power of doing evil and it is not able to do any good.

Deuteronomy 34:3

And the South, and the circle of the valley of Jericho, the town of palm-trees, as far as Zoar.

Song of Songs 7:7

You are tall like a palm-tree, and your breasts are like the fruit of the vine.

Trees » Laws concerning

Deuteronomy 16:21

Let no holy tree of any sort be planted by the altar of the Lord your God which you will make.

Leviticus 19:23

And when you have come into the land, and have put in all sorts of fruit-trees, their fruit will be as if they had not had circumcision, and for three years their fruit may not be used for food.

Deuteronomy 20:19

If in war a town is shut in by your armies for a long time, do not let its trees be cut down and made waste; for their fruit will be your food; are the trees of the countryside men for you to take up arms against them?

Trees » Varieties » Cedars of lebanon

2 Chronicles 2:8

And send me cedar-trees, cypress-trees and sandal-wood from Lebanon, for, to my knowledge, your servants are expert wood-cutters in Lebanon; and my servants will be with yours,

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash, king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, saying, The thorn-tree in Lebanon sent to the cedar in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son for a wife: and a beast from the woodland in Lebanon went by, crushing the thorn under his feet.

Isaiah 40:16

And Lebanon is not enough to make a fire with, or all its cattle enough for a burned offering.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew to Israel; he will put out flowers like a lily, and send out his roots like Lebanon.

Trees » Varieties » Olive

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a branching olive-tree in the house of God; I have put my faith in his mercy for ever and ever.

Romans 11:17

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, an olive-tree of the fields, were put in among them, and were given a part with them in the root by which the olive-tree is made fertile,

Revelation 11:4

These are the two olive-trees and the two lights, which are before the Lord of the earth.

Deuteronomy 6:11

And houses full of good things not stored up by you, and places for storing water which you did not make, and vine-gardens and olive-trees not of your planting; and you have taken food and are full;

Judges 9:9

But the olive-tree said to them, Am I to give up my wealth of oil, by which men give honour to God, and go waving over the trees?

More verses: Zechariah 4:3

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

Numbers 24:6

They are stretched out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like flowering trees planted by the Lord, like cedar-trees by the waters.

Matthew 7:17-18

Even so, every good tree gives good fruit; but the bad tree gives evil fruit. It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, pushing out its roots by the stream; he will have no fear when the heat comes, but his leaf will be green; in a dry year he will have no care, and will go on giving fruit.

Trees » Varieties » Fir

2 Kings 19:23

You have sent your servants with evil words against the Lord, and have said, With all my war-carriages I have come up to the top of the mountains, to the inmost parts of Lebanon; its tall cedars will be cut down, and the best trees of its woods; I will come up into his highest places, into his thick woods.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds have their resting-places; as for the stork, the tall trees are her house.

Isaiah 55:13

In place of the thorn will come up the fir-tree, and in place of the blackberry the myrtle: and it will be to the Lord for a name, for an eternal sign which will not be cut off.

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram gave Solomon all the cedar-wood and cypress-wood he had need of;

Isaiah 14:8

Even the trees of the wood are glad over you, the trees of Lebanon, saying, From the time of your fall no wood-cutter has come up against us with an axe.

Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut out of a field olive-tree, and against the natural use were united to a good olive-tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be united again with the olive-tree which was theirs?

Revelation 22:2

In the middle of its street. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, having twelve sorts of fruits, giving its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree give life to the nations.

Trees » Illustrative » Of kings, &c

Isaiah 10:34

And he is cutting down the thick places of the wood with an axe, and Lebanon with its tall trees is coming down.

Ezekiel 17:24

And it will be clear to all the trees of the field that I the Lord have made low the high tree and made high the low tree, drying up the green tree and making the dry tree full of growth; I the Lord have said it and have done it.

Ezekiel 31:7-10

So it was beautiful, being so tall and its branches so long, for its root was by great waters. No cedars were equal to it in the garden of God; the fir-trees were not like its branches, and plane-trees were as nothing in comparison with its arms; no tree in the garden of God was so beautiful. I made it beautiful with its mass of branches: so that all the trees in the garden of God were full of envy of it. read more.
For this cause the Lord has said: Because he is tall, and has put his top among the clouds, and his heart is full of pride because he is so high,

Daniel 4:10-14

On my bed I saw a vision: there was a tree in the middle of the earth, and it was very high. And the tree became tall and strong, stretching up to heaven, and to be seen from the ends of the earth: Its leaves were fair and it had much fruit, and in it was food enough for all: the beasts of the field had shade under it, and the birds of heaven were resting in its branches, and it gave food to all living things. read more.
In the visions of my head on my bed I saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven, Crying out with a loud voice; and this is what he said: Let the tree be cut down and its branches broken off; let its leaves be taken off and its fruit sent in every direction: let the beasts get away from under it and the birds from its branches:

Trees » Varieties » Aloes

Psalm 45:8

Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices; music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.

Proverbs 7:17

I have made my bed sweet with perfumes and spices.

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and safron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.

John 19:39

And Nicodemus came (he who had first come to Jesus by night) with a roll of myrrh and aloes mixed, about a hundred pounds.

Trees » Varieties » Myrtle

Isaiah 55:13

In place of the thorn will come up the fir-tree, and in place of the blackberry the myrtle: and it will be to the Lord for a name, for an eternal sign which will not be cut off.

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Zechariah 1:8

I saw in the night a man on a red horse, between the mountains in the valley, and at his back were horses, red, black, white, and of mixed colours.

Nehemiah 8:15

And that they were to give out an order, and make it public in all their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, Go out to the mountain and get olive branches and branches of field olives and of myrtle, and palm branches and branches of thick trees, to make tents, as it says in the book.

Trees » Varieties » Apple

Isaiah 44:14

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

Song of Songs 2:3

As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my loved one among the sons. I took my rest under his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is this, who comes up from the waste places, resting on her loved one? It was I who made you awake under the apple-tree, where your mother gave you birth; there she was in pain at your birth.

Joel 1:12

The vine has become dry and the fig-tree is feeble; the pomegranate and the palm-tree and the apple-tree, even all the trees of the field, are dry: because joy has gone from the sons of men.

Trees » Were cut down » For building

2 Chronicles 2:10

And I will give as food to your servants, the wood-cutters, twenty thousand measures of grain, and twenty thousand measures of barley and twenty thousand measures of wine and twenty thousand measures of oil.

2 Chronicles 2:8

And send me cedar-trees, cypress-trees and sandal-wood from Lebanon, for, to my knowledge, your servants are expert wood-cutters in Lebanon; and my servants will be with yours,

2 Kings 6:2

So let us go to Jordan, and let everyone get to work cutting boards, and we will make a living-place for ourselves there. And he said to them, Go, then.

Trees » Varieties » Almond

Ecclesiastes 12:5

And he is in fear of that which is high, and danger is in the road, and the tree is white with flower, and the least thing is a weight, and desire is at an end, because man goes to his last resting-place, and those who are sorrowing are in the streets;

Numbers 17:8

Now on the day after, Moses went into the Tent of witness; and he saw that Aaron's rod, the rod of the house of Levi, had put out buds, and was covered with buds and flowers and fruit.

Jeremiah 1:11

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch of an almond-tree.

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, If it has to be so, then do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels to give the man, perfumes and honey and spices and nuts:

Trees » Kinds of » Bearing fruit

Ecclesiastes 2:5

I made myself gardens and fruit gardens, planting in them fruit-trees of all sorts.

Nehemiah 9:25

And they took walled towns and a fat land, and became the owners of houses full of all good things, water-holes cut in the rock, vine-gardens and olive-gardens and a wealth of fruit-trees: so they had food enough and became fat, and had joy in the good you gave them.

Ezekiel 47:12

And by the edge of the river, on this side and on that, will come up every tree used for food, whose leaves will ever be green and its fruit will not come to an end: it will have new fruit every month, because its waters come out from the holy place: the fruit will be for food and the leaf will make well those who are ill.

Trees » Were cut down » With axes

Deuteronomy 19:5

For example, if a man goes into the woods with his neighbour for the purpose of cutting down trees, and when he takes his axe to give a blow to the tree, the head of the axe comes off, and falling on to his neighbour gives him a wound causing his death; then the man may go in flight to one of these towns and be safe:

Matthew 3:10

And even now the axe is put to the root of the trees; every tree then which does not give good fruit is cut down, and put into the fire.

Psalm 74:5

They are cutting down, like a man whose blade is lifted up against the thick trees.

Trees » Were cut down » For making idols

Isaiah 44:14

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

Isaiah 44:17

And the rest of it he makes into a god, even his pictured image: he goes down on his face before it, giving worship to it, and making prayer to it, saying, Be my saviour; for you are my god.

Isaiah 40:20

The wise workman makes selection of the mulberry-tree of the offering, a wood which will not become soft; so that the image may be fixed to it and not be moved.

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

Leviticus 26:4

Then I will give you rain at the right time, and the land will give her increase and the trees of the field will give their fruit;

Joel 2:22

Have no fear, you beasts of the field, for the grass-lands of the waste are becoming green, for the trees are producing fruit, the fig-tree and the vine give out their strength.

Ezekiel 34:27

And the tree of the field will give its fruit and the earth will give its increase, and they will be safe in their land; and they will be certain that I am the Lord, when I have had their yoke broken and have given them salvation from the hands of those who made them servants.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The leaves

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were fair and it had much fruit, and in it was food enough for all: the beasts of the field had shade under it, and the birds of heaven were resting in its branches, and it gave food to all living things.

Matthew 21:19

And seeing a fig-tree by the wayside, he came to it, and saw nothing on it but leaves only; and he said to it, Let there be no fruit from you from this time forward for ever. And straight away the fig-tree became dry and dead.

Isaiah 6:13

And even if there is still a tenth part in it, it will again be burned, like a tree of the woods whose broken end is still in the earth after the tree has been cut down (the holy seed is the broken end).

Trees » Varieties » Almug or algum

1 Kings 10:11-12

And the sea-force of Hiram, in addition to gold from Ophir, came back with much sandal-wood and jewels. And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody: never has such sandal-wood been seen to this day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

And the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon, in addition to gold from Ophir, came back with sandal-wood and jewels. And with the sandal-wood the king made steps for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody; never before had such been seen in the land of Judah.

Trees » Evil, sinners compared to

Luke 3:9

And even now the axe is put to the root of the trees; and every tree which does not have good fruit will be cut down and put into the fire.

Psalm 37:35

I have seen the evil-doer in great power, covering the earth like a great tree.

Matthew 7:18

It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit.

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

Jeremiah 6:6

For this is what the Lord of armies has said: Let trees be cut down and an earthwork be placed against Jerusalem: sorrow on the false town! inside her there is nothing but cruel ways.

Deuteronomy 20:20

Only those trees which you are certain are not used for food may be cut down and put to destruction: and you are to make walls of attack against the town till it is taken.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The fruit or seeds

Ezekiel 36:30

And I will make the tree give more fruit and the field fuller produce, and no longer will you be shamed among the nations for need of food.

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

Trees » Were cut down » For fuel

Matthew 3:10

And even now the axe is put to the root of the trees; every tree then which does not give good fruit is cut down, and put into the fire.

Isaiah 44:14-16

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth. Then it will be used to make a fire, so that a man may get warm; he has the oven heated with it and makes bread: he makes a god with it, to which he gives worship: he makes a pictured image out of it, and goes down on his face before it. With part of it he makes a fire, and on the fire he gets meat cooked and takes a full meal: he makes himself warm, and says, Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire:

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The branches

Daniel 4:14

Crying out with a loud voice; and this is what he said: Let the tree be cut down and its branches broken off; let its leaves be taken off and its fruit sent in every direction: let the beasts get away from under it and the birds from its branches:

Leviticus 23:40

On the first day, take the fruit of fair trees, branches of palm-trees, and branches of thick trees and trees from the riverside, and be glad before the Lord for seven days.

Trees » The jews » Often buried under

Genesis 35:8

And Deborah, the servant who had taken care of Rebekah from her birth, came to her end, and was put to rest near Beth-el, under the holy tree: and they gave it the name of Allon-bacuth.

1 Samuel 21:13

So changing his behaviour before them, he made it seem as if he was off his head, hammering on the doors of the town, and letting the water from his mouth go down his chin.

Trees » Often suffered from » Desolating armies

2 Kings 19:23

You have sent your servants with evil words against the Lord, and have said, With all my war-carriages I have come up to the top of the mountains, to the inmost parts of Lebanon; its tall cedars will be cut down, and the best trees of its woods; I will come up into his highest places, into his thick woods.

Isaiah 10:34

And he is cutting down the thick places of the wood with an axe, and Lebanon with its tall trees is coming down.

Trees » Kinds of » Evergreen

Jeremiah 17:2

Their altars and their wood pillars under every branching tree, on the high hills and the mountains in the field.

Psalm 37:35

I have seen the evil-doer in great power, covering the earth like a great tree.

Trees » Varieties » Shittah or shittim

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Exodus 36:20

And for the uprights of the House they made boards of hard wood.

Trees » Varieties » Pomegranate

Joel 1:12

The vine has become dry and the fig-tree is feeble; the pomegranate and the palm-tree and the apple-tree, even all the trees of the field, are dry: because joy has gone from the sons of men.

Deuteronomy 8:8

A land of grain and vines and fig-trees and fair fruits; a land of oil-giving olive-trees and honey;

1 Samuel 14:2

And Saul was still waiting in the farthest part of Geba, under the fruit-tree in Migron: there were about six hundred men with him;

Trees » The jews » Often pitched their tents under

Genesis 18:1

Now the Lord came to him by the holy tree of Mamre, when he was seated in the doorway of his tent in the middle of the day;

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

Ezekiel 17:3

And say, This is what the Lord has said: A great eagle with great wings, full of long feathers of different colours, came to Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

Ezekiel 17:5

And he took some of the seed of the land, planting it in fertile earth, placing it by great waters; he put it in like a willow-tree.

Trees » Varieties » Willow

Isaiah 44:4

And they will come up like grass in a well-watered field, like water-plants by the streams.

Ezekiel 17:5

And he took some of the seed of the land, planting it in fertile earth, placing it by great waters; he put it in like a willow-tree.

Trees » Varieties » Vine

Numbers 6:4

All the time he is separate he may take nothing made from the grape-vine, from its seeds to its skin.

Ezekiel 15:2

Son of man, what is the vine-tree more than any branching tree which is among the trees of the woods?

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

For all the face of the earth was covered with them, so that the land was black; and every green plant and all the fruit of the trees which was untouched by the ice-storm they took for food: not one green thing, no plant or tree, was to be seen in all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

And the face of the earth will be covered with them, so that you will not be able to see the earth: and they will be the destruction of everything which up to now has not been damaged, everything which was not crushed by the ice-storm, and every tree still living in your fields.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The stem or trunk

Isaiah 11:1

And there will come a rod out of the broken tree of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will give fruit.

Isaiah 44:19

And no one takes note, no one has enough knowledge or wisdom to say, I have put part of it in the fire, and made bread on it; I have had a meal of the flesh cooked with it: and am I now to make the rest of it into a false god? am I to go down on my face before a bit of wood?

Trees » Nourished » By the earth

Genesis 2:9

And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1:12

And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and God saw that it was good.

Trees » Originally created by God

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so.

Genesis 2:9

And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Often suffered from » Hail and frost

Psalm 78:47

He sent ice for the destruction of their vines; their trees were damaged by the bitter cold.

Exodus 9:25

And through all the land of Egypt the ice-storm came down on everything which was in the fields, on man and on beast; and every green plant was crushed and every tree of the field broken.

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

Job 40:21

He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.

Trees » The jews » Often executed criminals on

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

If a man does a crime for which the punishment is death, and he is put to death by hanging him on a tree; Do not let his body be on the tree all night, but put it to rest in the earth the same day; for the man who undergoes hanging is cursed by God; so do not make unclean the land which the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the wood

Song of Songs 2:3

As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my loved one among the sons. I took my rest under his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

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

Deuteronomy 20:19

If in war a town is shut in by your armies for a long time, do not let its trees be cut down and made waste; for their fruit will be your food; are the trees of the countryside men for you to take up arms against them?

Trees » The jews » Prohibited from planting in consecrated places

Deuteronomy 16:21

Let no holy tree of any sort be planted by the altar of the Lord your God which you will make.

Trees » Varieties » Mulberry

2 Samuel 5:23

And when David went for directions to the Lord, he said, You are not to go up against them in front; but make a circle round them from the back and come on them opposite the spice-trees.

2 Samuel 5:23-24

And when David went for directions to the Lord, he said, You are not to go up against them in front; but make a circle round them from the back and come on them opposite the spice-trees. Then at the sound of footsteps in the tops of the trees, go forward quickly, for the Lord has gone out before you to overcome the army of the Philistines.

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

Matthew 7:17-19

Even so, every good tree gives good fruit; but the bad tree gives evil fruit. It is not possible for a good tree to give bad fruit, and a bad tree will not give good fruit. Every tree which does not give good fruit is cut down and put in the fire.

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

Genesis 1:11-12

And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so. And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and God saw that it was good.

Trees » God often renders, barren as a punishment

Leviticus 26:20

And your strength will be used up without profit; for your land will not give her increase and the trees of the field will not give their fruit.

Trees » Given as food to the animal creation

Genesis 1:29-30

And God said, See, I have given you every plant producing seed, on the face of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit producing seed: they will be for your food: And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the air and every living thing moving on the face of the earth I have given every green plant for food: and it was so.

Trees » Planted by man

Leviticus 19:23

And when you have come into the land, and have put in all sorts of fruit-trees, their fruit will be as if they had not had circumcision, and for three years their fruit may not be used for food.

Trees » Varieties » Juniper

1 Kings 19:4

While he himself went a day's journey into the waste land, and took a seat under a broom-plant, desiring for himself only death; for he said, It is enough: now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.

1 Kings 19:4-5

While he himself went a day's journey into the waste land, and took a seat under a broom-plant, desiring for himself only death; for he said, It is enough: now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers. And stretching himself on the earth, he went to sleep under the broom-plant; but an angel, touching him, said to him, Get up and have some food.

Trees » Varieties » Mustard

Matthew 13:32

Which is smaller than all seeds; but when it has come up it is greater than the plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and make their resting-places in its branches.

Trees » Varieties » Cedar

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The tender shoots

Luke 21:29-30

And he made a story for them: See the fig-tree, and all the trees; When they put out their young leaves, you take note of it, and it is clear to you that summer is coming.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The roots

Jeremiah 17:8

For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, pushing out its roots by the stream; he will have no fear when the heat comes, but his leaf will be green; in a dry year he will have no care, and will go on giving fruit.

Trees » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to all who take her in their hands, and happy is everyone who keeps her.

Trees » Specially flourished beside the rivers and streams of water

Ezekiel 47:12

And by the edge of the river, on this side and on that, will come up every tree used for food, whose leaves will ever be green and its fruit will not come to an end: it will have new fruit every month, because its waters come out from the holy place: the fruit will be for food and the leaf will make well those who are ill.

Trees » Early custom of planting, in consecrated grounds

Genesis 21:33

And Abraham, after planting a holy tree in Beer-sheba, gave worship to the name of the Lord, the Eternal God.

Trees » Were sold with the land on which they grew

Genesis 23:17

So Ephron's field at Machpelah near Mamre, with the hollow in the rock and all the trees in the field and round it,

Trees » Each kind of, known by its fruit

Trees » Of various sizes

Ezekiel 17:24

And it will be clear to all the trees of the field that I the Lord have made low the high tree and made high the low tree, drying up the green tree and making the dry tree full of growth; I the Lord have said it and have done it.

Trees » Varieties » Ash

Isaiah 44:14

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

Trees » Varieties » Cypress

Isaiah 44:14

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

Trees » Nourished » By the rain from heaven

Isaiah 44:14

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the forest

Isaiah 10:19

And the rest of the trees of his wood will be small in number, so that a child may put them down in writing.

Trees » Varieties » Lign-aloes

Numbers 24:6

They are stretched out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like flowering trees planted by the Lord, like cedar-trees by the waters.

Trees » Varieties » Chestnut

Ezekiel 31:8

No cedars were equal to it in the garden of God; the fir-trees were not like its branches, and plane-trees were as nothing in comparison with its arms; no tree in the garden of God was so beautiful.

Trees » Varieties » Oil-tree

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Trees » Varieties » Pine

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Trees » Varieties » Box

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Trees » Varieties » Shittah

Exodus 36:20

And for the uprights of the House they made boards of hard wood.

Trees » Varieties » Oil

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

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

Isaiah 65:22

They will no longer be building for the use of others, or planting for others to have the fruit: for the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, and my loved ones will have joy in full measure in the work of their hands.

Trees » Nourished » Through their own sap

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the Lord are full of growth, the cedars of Lebanon of his planting;

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

Isaiah 14:19

But you, like a birth before its time, are stretched out with no resting-place in the earth; clothed with the bodies of the dead who have been put to the sword, who go down to the lowest parts of the underworld; a dead body, crushed under foot.

Trees » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He made sayings about all plants, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop hanging on the wall; and about all beasts and birds and fishes and the small things of the earth.

Trees » Kinds of » Deciduous or casting the leaves

Isaiah 6:13

And even if there is still a tenth part in it, it will again be burned, like a tree of the woods whose broken end is still in the earth after the tree has been cut down (the holy seed is the broken end).

Trees » Varieties » Teil

Isaiah 6:13

And even if there is still a tenth part in it, it will again be burned, like a tree of the woods whose broken end is still in the earth after the tree has been cut down (the holy seed is the broken end).

Trees » Illustrative » of the elect

Isaiah 6:13

And even if there is still a tenth part in it, it will again be burned, like a tree of the woods whose broken end is still in the earth after the tree has been cut down (the holy seed is the broken end).

Trees » Varieties » Oak

Isaiah 1:30

For you will be like a tree whose leaves have become dry, and like a garden without water.

Trees » Varieties » Bay

Psalm 37:35

I have seen the evil-doer in great power, covering the earth like a great tree.

Trees » Illustrative » (dry,) of useless persons

Isaiah 56:3

And let not the man from a strange country, who has been joined to the Lord, say, The Lord will certainly put a division between me and his people: and let not the unsexed man say, See, I am a dry tree.

Trees » Illustrative » (evergreen,) of saints

Psalm 1:1-3

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.

Trees » Designed to beautify the earth

Genesis 2:9

And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life 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 trees of the mountains:

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

Isaiah 7:2

And word came to the family of David that Aram had put up its tents in Ephraim. And the king's heart, and the hearts of his people, were moved, like the trees of the wood shaking in 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 they do 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 they do when it is dry?

Trees » Illustrative » (barren,) of the wicked

Hosea 9:16

The rod has come on Ephraim, their root is dry, let them have no fruit; even though they give birth, I will put to death the dearest fruit of their bodies.

Trees » Often suffered from » Fire

Joel 1:19

O Lord, my cry goes up to you: for fire has put an end to the grass-lands of the waste, and all the trees of the field are burned with its flame.

Trees » When cut down often sprouted from their roots again

Job 14:7

For there is hope of a tree; if it is cut down, it will come to life again, and its branches will not come to an end.

Valleys » Abounded with » Trees

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number.

Topics on Trees

Almond Trees

Numbers 17:8

Now on the day after, Moses went into the Tent of witness; and he saw that Aaron's rod, the rod of the house of Levi, had put out buds, and was covered with buds and flowers and fruit.

Felling Trees

Deuteronomy 19:5

For example, if a man goes into the woods with his neighbour for the purpose of cutting down trees, and when he takes his axe to give a blow to the tree, the head of the axe comes off, and falling on to his neighbour gives him a wound causing his death; then the man may go in flight to one of these towns and be safe:

Fir Trees

Isaiah 41:19

I will put in the waste land the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive-tree; and in the lowland will be planted the fir-tree, the plane, and the cypress together:

Harming Trees

Deuteronomy 20:19-20

If in war a town is shut in by your armies for a long time, do not let its trees be cut down and made waste; for their fruit will be your food; are the trees of the countryside men for you to take up arms against them?

Metaphorical Trees

Genesis 2:9

And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Palm Trees

Ezekiel 40:16

And the rooms and their uprights had sloping windows inside the doorway all round, and in the same way the covered way had windows all round on the inside: and on every upright there were palm-trees.

Worship At Trees

Deuteronomy 16:21

Let no holy tree of any sort be planted by the altar of the Lord your God which you will make.

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