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Exodus 37:1-5

Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high. He overlaid it with pure gold inside and out and made a gold molding all around it. He cast four gold rings for it to be on its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side.read more.
He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. He inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark for carrying the ark.

Jeremiah 1:11-12

Then the word of the Lord came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I replied, "I see a branch of an almond tree." The Lord said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I watch over My word to accomplish it."

Job 30:4

They plucked mallow among the shrubs, and the roots of the broom tree were their food.

Isaiah 6:13

Though a tenth will remain in the land, it will be burned again. Like the terebinth or the oak, which leaves a stump when felled, the holy seed is the stump.

Ezekiel 17:5-6

Then he took some of the land's seed and put it in a fertile field; he set it [like] a willow, a plant by abundant waters. It sprouted and became a spreading vine, low in height with its branches turned toward him, yet its roots stayed under it. So it became a vine, produced branches, and sent forth shoots.

Joshua 24:26

Joshua recorded these things in the book of the law of God; he also took a large stone and set it up there under the oak next to the sanctuary of the Lord.

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

1 Kings 10:11-12

In addition, Hiram's fleet that carried gold from Ophir brought from Ophir a large quantity of almug wood and precious stones. The king made the almug wood into steps for the Lord's temple and the king's palace and into harps and lyres for the singers. Never [before] had such almug wood come, and [the like] has not been seen [again] even to this very day.

Genesis 13:18

So Abram moved his tent and went to live beside the oaks of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an altar to the Lord.

2 Samuel 5:22-25

The Philistines came up again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, "Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees. When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, act decisively, for then the Lord will have marched out ahead of you to attack the camp of the Philistines."read more.
So David did exactly as the Lord commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Geba to Gezer.

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 60:13

The glory of Lebanon will come to you- [its] pine, fir, and cypress together- to beautify the place of My sanctuary, and I will glorify My dwelling place.

Genesis 30:37

Jacob then took branches of fresh poplar, almond, and plane wood, and peeled [the bark], exposing white stripes on the branches.

Isaiah 44:4

They will sprout among the grass like poplars by the streambeds.

Ezekiel 31:3

Think of Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches and shady foliage, and of lofty height. Its top was among the clouds.

Micah 4:4

But each man will sit under his grapevine and under his fig tree with no one to frighten [him]. For the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has promised [this].

Isaiah 41:19-20

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together, so that all may see and know, consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Numbers 33:9

They departed from Marah and came to Elim. There were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms at Elim, so they camped there.

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar as abundant as sycamore in the Judean foothills.

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, "Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds." And it was so.

Genesis 1:12

The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from your native wild olive, and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these-the natural branches-be grafted into their own olive tree?

Haggai 2:17

I struck you-all the work of your hands-with blight, mildew, and hail, but you didn't turn to Me"-the Lord's declaration.

Genesis 35:8

Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak south of Bethel. So Jacob named it Oak of Weeping.

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you?

Isaiah 44:15

It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it and warms himself; also he kindles a fire and bakes bread; he even makes it into a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and bows down to it.

Exodus 36:20

He made upright planks of acacia wood for the tabernacle.

Psalm 45:8

Myrrh, aloes, and cassia [perfume] all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.

Deuteronomy 8:8

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

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all [kinds of] fir wood [instruments], lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

2 Samuel 5:23

So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, "Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees.

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, "Should I stop giving my oil that honors both God and man, and rule over the trees?"

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim, where there were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms, and they camped there by the waters.

Hosea 4:13

They sacrifice on the mountaintops, and they burn offerings on the hills, and under oaks, poplars, and terebinths, because their shade is pleasant. And so your daughters act promiscuously and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.

Amos 7:14

So Amos answered Amaziah, "I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs.

Psalm 1:1-3

How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.

Matthew 7:17-19

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 65:22

They will not build and others live [in them]; they will not plant and others eat. For My people's lives will be like the lifetime of a tree. My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands.

Luke 23:31

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

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram provided Solomon with all the cedar and cypress timber he wanted,

1 Kings 19:4

but he went on a day's journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, "[I have had] enough! Lord, take my life, for I'm no better than my fathers."

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Almond » Trees

Ecclesiastes 12:5

Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper loses its spring, and the caper berry has no effect; for man is headed to his eternal home, and mourners will walk around in the street;

Numbers 17:8

The next day Moses entered the tent of the testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, representing the house of Levi, had sprouted, formed buds, blossomed, and produced almonds!

Jeremiah 1:11

Then the word of the Lord came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I replied, "I see a branch of an almond tree."

Aloes » Trees

Psalm 45:8

Myrrh, aloes, and cassia [perfume] all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.

Proverbs 7:17

I've perfumed 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, with all the best spices.

John 19:39

Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds = 12 ounces of myrrh and aloes.

Trees » Of knowledge

Genesis 2:9

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:3-6

But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, 'You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.' " "No! You will not die," the serpent said to the woman. "In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." read more.
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate [it]; she also gave [some] to her husband, [who was] with her, and he ate [it].

Genesis 3:11-12

Then He asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I had commanded you not to eat from?" Then the man replied, "The woman You gave to be with me-she gave me [some fruit] from the tree, and I ate."

Trees » Of life

Genesis 2:9

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Figurative

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn't fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.

Trees » Symbolical

Daniel 4:10-12

In the visions of my mind as I was lying in bed, I saw this: There was a tree in the middle of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew large and strong; its top reached to the sky, and it was visible to the ends of the earth. Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and on it was food for all. Wild animals found shelter under it, the birds of the air lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Trees » Varieties » Fig

Habakkuk 3:17

Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,

Deuteronomy 8:8

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

Proverbs 27:18

Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.

Matthew 21:19

Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He went up to it and found nothing on it except leaves. And He said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" At once the fig tree withered.

John 1:48

"How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you," Jesus answered.

Trees » Saints as

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

Hosea 14:6

His new branches will spread, and his splendor will be like the olive tree, his fragrance, like [the forest of] Lebanon.

Numbers 24:6

they stretch out like river valleys, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the Lord has planted, like cedars beside the water.

Trees » Varieties » Oaks

2 Samuel 18:9

Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David's soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom's head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.

Genesis 35:4

Then they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and their earrings, and Jacob hid them under the oak near Shechem.

Judges 6:11

The Angel of the Lord came, and He sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash, the Abiezrite. His son Gideon was threshing wheat in the wine vat in order to hide it from the Midianites.

Isaiah 1:29

Indeed, they will be ashamed of the sacred trees you desired, and you will be embarrassed because of the gardens you have chosen.

Isaiah 6:13

Though a tenth will remain in the land, it will be burned again. Like the terebinth or the oak, which leaves a stump when felled, the holy seed is the stump.

Trees » Varieties » Sycamore

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar as abundant as sycamore in the Judean foothills.

1 Chronicles 27:28

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

Isaiah 9:10

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

Psalm 78:47

He killed their vines with hail and their sycamore-fig trees with a flood.

Amos 7:14

So Amos answered Amaziah, "I was not a prophet or the son of a prophet; rather, I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore figs.

More verses: Luke 19:4

Trees » Varieties » Willows

Leviticus 23:40

On the first day you are to take the product of majestic trees-palm fronds, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook-and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.

Job 40:22

Lotus plants cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him.

Isaiah 15:7

So they carry their wealth and belongings over the Wadi of the Willows.

Isaiah 44:4

They will sprout among the grass like poplars by the streambeds.

More verses: Ezekiel 17:5

Trees » Varieties » Cedars

2 Kings 14:9

King Jehoash of Israel sent [word] to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thistle that was in Lebanon once sent [a message] to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son as a wife.' Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.

Isaiah 2:13

against all the cedars of Lebanon, lofty and lifted up, against all the oaks of Bashan,

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Psalm 80:10

The mountains were covered by its shade, and the mighty cedars with its branches.

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the Lord flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.

More verses: Psalm 29:5

Trees » Varieties » Palm

Joel 1:12

The grapevine is dried up, and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the date palm, and the apple- all the trees of the orchard-have withered. Indeed, human joy has dried up.

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim, where there were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms, and they camped there by the waters.

Jeremiah 10:5

Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them for they can do no harm- and they cannot do any good.

Deuteronomy 34:3

the Negev, and the region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar.

Song of Songs 7:7

Your stature is like a palm tree; your breasts are clusters [of fruit].

Trees » Laws concerning

Deuteronomy 16:21

"Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for the Lord your God,

Leviticus 27:30

"Every tenth of the land's produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.

Leviticus 19:23

"When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten.

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you?

Trees » Varieties » Cedars of lebanon

2 Chronicles 2:8

Also, send me cedar, cypress, and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut the trees of Lebanon. Note that my servants will be with your servants

2 Kings 14:9

King Jehoash of Israel sent [word] to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thistle that was in Lebanon once sent [a message] to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son as a wife.' Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.

Isaiah 40:16

Lebanon is not enough for fuel, or its animals enough for a burnt offering.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like [the cedars of] Lebanon.

Trees » Varieties » Olive

Psalm 52:8

But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them, and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated 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

houses full of every good thing that you did not fill [them with], wells dug that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant-and when you eat and are satisfied,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree said to them, "Should I stop giving my oil that honors both God and man, and rule over the trees?"

More verses: Zechariah 4:3

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

Numbers 24:6

they stretch out like river valleys, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the Lord has planted, like cedars beside the water.

Matthew 7:17-18

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn't fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.

Trees » Varieties » Fir

2 Kings 19:23

You have mocked the Lord through your messengers. You have said: With my many chariots I have gone up to the heights of the mountains, to the far recesses of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, its choice cypress trees. I came to its farthest outpost, its densest forest.

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up; it will make a name for the Lord as an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram provided Solomon with all the cedar and cypress timber he wanted,

Isaiah 14:8

Even the cypresses and the cedars of Lebanon rejoice over you: "Since you have been laid low, no woodcutter has come against us."

Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if you were cut off from your native wild olive, and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these-the natural branches-be grafted into their own olive tree?

Revelation 22:2

down the middle of the broad street [of the city]. On both sides of the river was the tree of life bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations,

Trees » Illustrative » Of kings, &c

Isaiah 10:34

He is clearing the thickets of the forest with an ax, and Lebanon with its majesty will fall.

Ezekiel 17:24

Then all the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I bring down the tall tree, and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do [it].

Ezekiel 31:7-10

It was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its limbs, for its roots extended to abundant water. The cedars in God's garden could not rival it; the pine trees couldn't compare with its branches, nor could the plane trees match its boughs. No tree in the garden of God could compare with it in beauty. I made it beautiful with its many limbs, and all the trees of Eden, which were in God's garden, envied it. read more.
"Therefore this is what the Lord God says: Since it became great in height and set its top among the clouds, and it grew proud on account of its height,

Daniel 4:10-14

In the visions of my mind as I was lying in bed, I saw this: There was a tree in the middle of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew large and strong; its top reached to the sky, and it was visible to the ends of the earth. Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and on it was food for all. Wild animals found shelter under it, the birds of the air lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it. read more.
As I was lying in my bed, I also saw in the visions of my mind an observer, a holy one, coming down from heaven. He called out loudly: Cut down the tree and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it, and the birds from its branches.

Trees » Varieties » Aloes

Psalm 45:8

Myrrh, aloes, and cassia [perfume] all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.

Proverbs 7:17

I've perfumed 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, with all the best spices.

John 19:39

Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds = 12 ounces of myrrh and aloes.

Trees » Varieties » Myrtle

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up; it will make a name for the Lord as an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Zechariah 1:8

I looked out in the night and saw a man riding on a red horse. He was standing among the myrtle trees in the valley. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Nehemiah 8:15

So they proclaimed and spread this news throughout all their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the hill country and bring back branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and [other] leafy trees to make booths, just as it is written."

Trees » Varieties » Apple

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Song of Songs 2:3

Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest, so is my love among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on the one she loves? I awakened you under the apricot tree. There your mother conceived you; there she conceived and gave you birth.

Joel 1:12

The grapevine is dried up, and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the date palm, and the apple- all the trees of the orchard-have withered. Indeed, human joy has dried up.

Trees » Were cut down » For building

2 Chronicles 2:10

I will give your servants, the woodcutters who cut the trees, 100,000 bushels of wheat flour, 100,000 bushels of barley, 110,000 gallons of wine, and 110,000 gallons of oil.

2 Chronicles 2:8

Also, send me cedar, cypress, and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut the trees of Lebanon. Note that my servants will be with your servants

2 Kings 6:2

Please let us go to the Jordan where we can each get a log and can build ourselves a place to live there." "Go," he said.

Trees » Varieties » Almond

Ecclesiastes 12:5

Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper loses its spring, and the caper berry has no effect; for man is headed to his eternal home, and mourners will walk around in the street;

Numbers 17:8

The next day Moses entered the tent of the testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, representing the house of Levi, had sprouted, formed buds, blossomed, and produced almonds!

Jeremiah 1:11

Then the word of the Lord came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I replied, "I see a branch of an almond tree."

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your packs and take them down to the man as a gift-some balsam and some honey, aromatic gum and resin, pistachios and almonds.

Trees » Kinds of » Bearing fruit

Ecclesiastes 2:5

I made gardens and parks for myself and planted every kind of fruit tree in them.

Nehemiah 9:25

They captured fortified cities and fertile land and took possession of well-supplied houses, rock-hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. They ate, were filled, became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness.

Ezekiel 47:12

All [kinds of] trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water [comes] from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine."

Trees » Were cut down » With axes

Deuteronomy 19:5

If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.

Matthew 3:10

Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Psalm 74:5

It was like men in a thicket of trees, wielding axes,

Trees » Were cut down » For making idols

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 44:17

He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it. He bows down to it and worships; He prays to it, "Save me, for you are my god."

Isaiah 40:20

To one who shapes a pedestal, choosing wood that does not rot? He looks for a skilled craftsman to set up an idol that will not fall over.

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

Leviticus 26:4

I will give you rain at the right time, and the land will yield its produce, and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.

Joel 2:22

Don't be afraid, wild animals, for the wilderness pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.

Ezekiel 34:27

The trees of the field will give their fruit, and the land will yield its produce; My flock will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslave them.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The leaves

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and on it was food for all. Wild animals found shelter under it, the birds of the air lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Matthew 21:19

Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He went up to it and found nothing on it except leaves. And He said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" At once the fig tree withered.

Isaiah 6:13

Though a tenth will remain in the land, it will be burned again. Like the terebinth or the oak, which leaves a stump when felled, the holy seed is the stump.

Trees » Varieties » Almug or algum

1 Kings 10:11-12

In addition, Hiram's fleet that carried gold from Ophir brought from Ophir a large quantity of almug wood and precious stones. The king made the almug wood into steps for the Lord's temple and the king's palace and into harps and lyres for the singers. Never [before] had such almug wood come, and [the like] has not been seen [again] even to this very day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

In addition, Hiram's servants and Solomon's servants who brought gold from Ophir also brought algum wood and precious stones. The king made the algum wood into walkways for the Lord's temple and for the king's palace and into harps and lyres for the singers. Never before had anything like them been seen in the land of Judah.

Trees » Evil, sinners compared to

Luke 3:9

Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.

Matthew 7:18

A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.

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

Jeremiah 6:6

For this is what the Lord of Hosts says: Cut down the trees; raise a siege ramp against Jerusalem. This city must be punished. There is nothing but oppression within her.

Deuteronomy 20:20

But you may destroy the trees that you know do not produce food. You may cut them down to build siege works against the city that is waging war with you, until it falls.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The fruit or seeds

Ezekiel 36:30

I will also make the fruit of the trees and the produce of the field plentiful, so that you will no longer experience reproach among the nations on account of famine.

Leviticus 27:30

"Every tenth of the land's produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; 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

Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 44:14-16

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow. It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it and warms himself; also he kindles a fire and bakes bread; he even makes it into a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and bows down to it. He burns half of it in a fire, and he roasts meat on that half. He eats the roast and is satisfied. He warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm, I see the blaze."

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The branches

Daniel 4:14

He called out loudly: Cut down the tree and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it, and the birds from its branches.

Leviticus 23:40

On the first day you are to take the product of majestic trees-palm fronds, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook-and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.

Trees » The jews » Often buried under

Genesis 35:8

Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak south of Bethel. So Jacob named it Oak of Weeping.

1 Samuel 21:13

so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them,scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

Trees » Often suffered from » Desolating armies

2 Kings 19:23

You have mocked the Lord through your messengers. You have said: With my many chariots I have gone up to the heights of the mountains, to the far recesses of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, its choice cypress trees. I came to its farthest outpost, its densest forest.

Isaiah 10:34

He is clearing the thickets of the forest with an ax, and Lebanon with its majesty will fall.

Trees » Kinds of » Evergreen

Jeremiah 17:2

while their children remember their altars and their Asherah poles, by the green trees on the high hills-

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.

Trees » Varieties » Shittah or shittim

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Exodus 36:20

He made upright planks of acacia wood for the tabernacle.

Trees » Varieties » Pomegranate

Joel 1:12

The grapevine is dried up, and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the date palm, and the apple- all the trees of the orchard-have withered. Indeed, human joy has dried up.

Deuteronomy 8:8

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

1 Samuel 14:2

Saul was staying under the pomegranate tree in Migron on the outskirts of Gibeah. The troops with him numbered about 600.

Trees » The jews » Often pitched their tents under

Genesis 18:1

Then the Lord appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting in the entrance of his tent during the heat of the day.

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

Ezekiel 17:3

You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A great eagle with great wings, long pinions, and full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.

Ezekiel 17:5

Then he took some of the land's seed and put it in a fertile field; he set it [like] a willow, a plant by abundant waters.

Trees » Varieties » Willow

Isaiah 44:4

They will sprout among the grass like poplars by the streambeds.

Ezekiel 17:5

Then he took some of the land's seed and put it in a fertile field; he set it [like] a willow, a plant by abundant waters.

Trees » Varieties » Vine

Numbers 6:4

He is not to eat anything produced by the grapevine, from seeds to skin, during his vow.

Ezekiel 15:2

"Son of man, how does the wood of the vine, that branch among the trees of the forest, compare to any other wood?

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

They covered the surface of the whole land so that the land was black, and they consumed all the plants on the ground and all the fruit on the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green was left on the trees or the plants in the field throughout the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

They will cover the surface of the land so that no one will be able to see the land. They will eat the remainder left to you that escaped the hail; they will eat every tree you have growing in the fields.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The stem or trunk

Isaiah 11:1

Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

Isaiah 44:19

No one reflects, no one has the perception or insight to say, "I burned half of it in the fire, I also baked bread on its coals, I roasted meat and ate. I will make something detestable with the rest of it, and I will bow down to a block of wood."

Trees » Nourished » By the earth

Genesis 2:9

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1:12

The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Trees » Originally created by God

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, "Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds." And it was so.

Genesis 2:9

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Often suffered from » Hail and frost

Psalm 78:47

He killed their vines with hail and their sycamore-fig trees with a flood.

Exodus 9:25

Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast. The hail beat down every plant of the field and shattered every tree in the field.

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

Job 40:21

He lies under the lotus plants, hiding in the protection of marshy reeds.

Trees » The jews » Often executed criminals on

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

"If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree, you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung [on a tree] is under God's curse. You must not defile the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the wood

Song of Songs 2:3

Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest, so is my love among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

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

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you?

Trees » The jews » Prohibited from planting in consecrated places

Deuteronomy 16:21

"Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for the Lord your God,

Trees » Varieties » Mulberry

2 Samuel 5:23

So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, "Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23-24

So David inquired of the Lord, and He answered, "Do not make a frontal assault. Circle around behind them and attack them opposite the balsam trees. When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, act decisively, for then the Lord will have marched out ahead of you to attack the camp of the Philistines."

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

Matthew 7:17-19

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't produce 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 produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. 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 for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.

Trees » Given as food to the animal creation

Genesis 1:29-30

God also said, "Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth-everything having the breath of life in it. [I have given] every green plant for food." And it was so.

Trees » Planted by man

Leviticus 19:23

"When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten.

Trees » Varieties » Juniper

1 Kings 19:4

but he went on a day's journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, "[I have had] enough! Lord, take my life, for I'm no better than my fathers."

1 Kings 19:4-5

but he went on a day's journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, "[I have had] enough! Lord, take my life, for I'm no better than my fathers." Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. Suddenly, an angel touched him. The angel told him, "Get up and eat."

Trees » Varieties » Mustard

Matthew 13:32

It's the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it's taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Trees » Varieties » Cedar

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar as abundant as sycamore in the Judean foothills.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The tender shoots

Luke 21:29-30

Then He told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they put out [leaves] you can see for yourselves and recognize that summer is already near.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The roots

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn't fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.

Trees » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.

Trees » Specially flourished beside the rivers and streams of water

Ezekiel 47:12

All [kinds of] trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water [comes] from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine."

Trees » Early custom of planting, in consecrated grounds

Genesis 21:33

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he worshiped the Lord, the Everlasting God.

Trees » Were sold with the land on which they grew

Genesis 23:17

So Ephron's field at Machpelah near Mamre-the field with its cave and all the trees anywhere within the boundaries of the field-became

Trees » Each kind of, known by its fruit

Trees » Of various sizes

Ezekiel 17:24

Then all the trees of the field will know that I am the Lord. I bring down the tall tree, and make the low tree tall. I cause the green tree to wither and make the withered tree thrive. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do [it].

Trees » Varieties » Ash

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Varieties » Cypress

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Nourished » By the rain from heaven

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the forest

Isaiah 10:19

The remaining trees of its forest will be so few in number that a child could count them.

Trees » Varieties » Lign-aloes

Numbers 24:6

they stretch out like river valleys, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the Lord has planted, like cedars beside the water.

Trees » Varieties » Chestnut

Ezekiel 31:8

The cedars in God's garden could not rival it; the pine trees couldn't compare with its branches, nor could the plane trees match its boughs. No tree in the garden of God could compare with it in beauty.

Trees » Varieties » Oil-tree

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Trees » Varieties » Pine

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Trees » Varieties » Box

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Trees » Varieties » Shittah

Exodus 36:20

He made upright planks of acacia wood for the tabernacle.

Trees » Varieties » Oil

Isaiah 41:19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

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

Isaiah 65:22

They will not build and others live [in them]; they will not plant and others eat. For My people's lives will be like the lifetime of a tree. My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands.

Trees » Nourished » Through their own sap

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the Lord flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.

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

Isaiah 14:19

But you are thrown out without a grave, like a worthless branch, covered by those slain with the sword and dumped into a rocky pit like a trampled corpse.

Trees » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Trees » Kinds of » Deciduous or casting the leaves

Isaiah 6:13

Though a tenth will remain in the land, it will be burned again. Like the terebinth or the oak, which leaves a stump when felled, the holy seed is the stump.

Trees » Varieties » Teil

Isaiah 6:13

Though a tenth will remain in the land, it will be burned again. Like the terebinth or the oak, which leaves a stump when felled, the holy seed is the stump.

Trees » Illustrative » of the elect

Isaiah 6:13

Though a tenth will remain in the land, it will be burned again. Like the terebinth or the oak, which leaves a stump when felled, the holy seed is the stump.

Trees » Varieties » Oak

Isaiah 1:30

For you will become like an oak whose leaves are withered, and like a garden without water.

Trees » Varieties » Bay

Psalm 37:35

I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.

Trees » Illustrative » (dry,) of useless persons

Isaiah 56:3

No foreigner who has converted to the Lord should say, "The Lord will exclude me from His people"; and the eunuch should not say, "Look, I am a dried-up tree."

Trees » Illustrative » (evergreen,) of saints

Psalm 1:1-3

How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Trees » Designed to beautify the earth

Genesis 2:9

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as 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 became known to the house of David that Aram had occupied Ephraim, the heart of Ahaz and the hearts of his people trembled like trees of a forest shaking in a wind.

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

Luke 23:31

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

Trees » Illustrative » (barren,) of the wicked

Hosea 9:16

Ephraim is blighted; their roots are withered; they cannot bear fruit. Even if they bear children, I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.

Trees » Often suffered from » Fire

Joel 1:19

I call to You, Lord, for fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness, and flames have devoured all the trees of the countryside.

Trees » When cut down often sprouted from their roots again

Job 14:7

There is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its shoots will not die.

Valleys » Abounded with » Trees

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar as abundant as sycamore in the Judean foothills.

Topics on Trees

Almond Trees

4;17;8

The next day Moses entered the tent of the testimony and saw that Aaron's staff, representing the house of Levi, had sprouted, formed buds, blossomed, and produced almonds!

Felling Trees

5;19;5

If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.

Fir Trees

23;41;19

I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will put cypress trees in the desert, elms and box trees together,

Harming Trees

5;20;19-20

"When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you?

Metaphorical Trees

1;2;9

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Olive Trees

19;52;8

But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God's faithful love forever and ever.

Palm Trees

19;92;12

The righteous thrive like a palm tree and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon.

Worship At Trees

5;16;21

"Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for the Lord your God,

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