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Exodus 37:1-5

Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high. He overlaid it with pure gold, inside and outside, and made a gold molding around it. He cast four rings for it on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two rings on its other side. read more.
He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.

Jeremiah 1:11-12

This message from the LORD came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I replied, "I see an almond branch." The LORD told me, "You have observed well, because I'm watching over my message, to make sure it comes about."

Job 30:4

"They would pluck off herbs from salt marshes to eat; and roots of the broom shrub for food.

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Ezekiel 17:5-6

Then the eagle took a seed from the land and planted it in fertile ground. He planted it like a willow tree next to abundant waters. It flourished and became a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned toward him, and its roots spread under him to become a vine that put out shoots and spread out its branches.

Joshua 24:26

He wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God, took a large stone, moved it under the shade of the oak tree that was near the sanctuary of the LORD,

1 Kings 10:11-12

Hiram's ships that brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir lots of algum wood and precious stones. The king used the algum wood to have supports made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood has ever come again or even been seen since right to this day.

Genesis 13:18

So Abram moved his tent and settled beside the oaks of Mamre that are by Hebron, where he built an altar to the LORD.

2 Samuel 5:22-25

Later, the Philistines once again marched out and encamped in the Rephaim Valley. When David asked the LORD about it, he said, "Don't attack them directly. Instead, go around to the rear and attack them opposite those balsam trees. When you hear the sound of marching coming from the tops of the balsam trees, then be sure to act quickly, since the LORD will have gone out ahead of you to cut down the Philistine army." read more.
So David did exactly what the LORD ordered him to do, and he struck down the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 60:13

"He has given you the glory of Lebanon, and it will come to you, the cypress, and the plane tree, and the pine, to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

Genesis 30:37

Meanwhile, Jacob kept tending the rest of Laban's flock. Jacob took branches from white poplar trees, freshly cut almond trees, and some other trees, stripped off their bark to make white streaks, and uncovered the white part inside the branches.

Isaiah 44:4

They'll spring up as among the green grass, like willows by flowing streams.

Ezekiel 31:3

Think about Assyria, that cedar of Lebanon, beautiful with its branches, like a shady forest, with an awesome height, its summit touches the clouds.

Micah 4:4

Instead, each man will sit in the shade of his grape vines and beneath the shade of his fig tree," since theLORD of the Heavenly Armies has spoken.

Isaiah 41:19-20

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together all so that people may see and recognize, perceive, consider, and comprehend at the same time, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and that the Holy One of Israel has created it."

Numbers 33:9

They traveled from Marah and arrived at Elim. In Elim there were twelve wells of water and 70 palm trees, so they rested there.

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And that is what happened:

Genesis 1:12

Vegetation sprouted all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed. And God saw that it was good.

Romans 11:24

After all, if you were cut off from what is naturally a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier it will be for these natural branches to be grafted back into their own olive tree!

Haggai 2:17

I punished you and everything that you undertook with scorching wind, with mildew, and with hail, and you still did not return to me,' declares the LORD.

Genesis 35:8

Rebekah's nurse Deborah died and was buried there, under the oak tree that was below Beth-el. That's why the place was named Allon-bacuth.

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you attack a city and have to fight against it for many days, don't destroy its trees by cutting them down with an ax. You may eat from them, but you must not cut them down. Are the trees of the field human beings, that you would come and attack them?

Isaiah 44:15

He divides it up for people to burn. Taking part of it, he warms himself, makes a fire, and bakes bread. Or perhaps he constructs a god and worships it. He makes it an idol and bows down to it.

Exodus 36:20

Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent.

Psalm 45:8

All your clothes are scented with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

Deuteronomy 8:8

It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the entire assembly of Israel were dancing in the presence of the LORD with all of their strength, accompanied by all sorts of wood instruments, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

2 Samuel 5:23

When David asked the LORD about it, he said, "Don't attack them directly. Instead, go around to the rear and attack them opposite those balsam trees.

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and 70 palm trees, and they camped there by the water.

Hosea 4:13

They offer sacrifices on the mountain tops, burning offerings on the hills, under oaks, poplars, and terebinth trees, since their shade is very good. Therefore your daughters are prostitutes and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.

Amos 7:14

Amos replied in answer to Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor am I a prophet's son, for I have been shepherding and picking the fruit of sycamore trees.

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers. But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night. He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful.

Matthew 7:17-19

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire.

Isaiah 65:22

They won't build for others to inhabit; they won't plant for others to eat for like the lifetime of a tree, so will the lifetime of my people be, and my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.

Luke 23:31

And if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

1 Kings 5:10

That's how Hiram came to provide Solomon as much cedar and cypress timber as he needed.

1 Kings 19:4

and ran for a day's journey deep into the wilderness. He found a juniper tree, sat down under it, and prayed that he could die. He asked God, "Enough! LORD! Take my life, because I'm not better than my ancestors!"

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Almond » Trees

Ecclesiastes 12:5

At that time they will fear climbing heights and dangers along the road while the almond tree will blossom, and the grasshopper is weighed down. Desire will cease, because the person goes to his eternal home, and mourners will gather in the marketplace.

Numbers 17:8

The next morning, Moses went to the Tent of Testimony and the rod of Aaron of the tribe of Levi had burst into bloom! It sprouted buds, bloomed blossoms, and produced fully ripe almonds!

Jeremiah 1:11

This message from the LORD came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I replied, "I see an almond branch."

Aloes » Trees

Psalm 45:8

All your clothes are scented with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

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, along with myrrh and aloes, and all the finest spices.

John 19:39

Nicodemus, the man who had first come to Jesus at night, also arrived, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about 100 litra.

Trees » Of knowledge

Genesis 2:9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:3-6

"but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, "You are not to eat from it, nor are you to touch it, or you will die.'" "You certainly will not die!" the Shining One told the woman. "Even God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you'll become like God, knowing good and evil." read more.
When the woman saw that the tree produced good food, was attractive in appearance, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. Then she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate some, too.

Genesis 3:11-12

"Who told you that you are naked?" Godasked. "Did you eat fruit from the tree that I commanded you not to eat?" The man answered, "The woman whom you provided for me gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate some of it."

Trees » Of life

Genesis 3:24

After he had expelled the man, the LORD God placed winged angels at the eastern end of the garden of Eden, along with a fiery, turning sword, to prevent access to the tree of life.

Genesis 2:9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:22

Later, the LORD God said, "Look! The man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, so he won't reach out, also take from the tree of life, eat, and then live forever "

Trees » Figurative

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream. He won't fear when the heat comes, and his leaves will be green. In a year of drought he won't be concerned, nor will he stop producing fruit."

Trees » Symbolical

Daniel 4:10-12

This is what I saw in the visions of my head while I was in bed: I was looking and listen carefully! I saw a tree in the middle of the earth, the height of which was very great. The tree grew large, became strong, and its top reached the sky. It could be seen to the ends of the earth. Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit bountiful, and its food sufficient for everyone. The animals of the field found shade under it, the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Trees » Varieties » Fig

Habakkuk 3:17

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls

Deuteronomy 8:8

It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey

Proverbs 27:18

Whoever nurtures the fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever obeys his master will be honored.

Matthew 21:19

Seeing a fig tree by the roadside, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. He told it, "May fruit never come from you again!" And immediately the fig tree dried up.

John 1:48

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

Trees » Saints as

Hosea 14:6

Israel's branches will spread out, and its beauty will be like an olive tree, with its scent like that of Lebanon.

Numbers 24:6

They're spread out like valleys, like gardens along river banks, like aloe planted by the LORD, or like cedars beside water.

Trees » Varieties » Oaks

2 Samuel 18:9

Absalom happened to run into David's soldiers. While Absalom was trying to get away on his mule, it ran under the thick branches of a giant oak tree, and Absalom's head got caught in the tree! As his mule ran out from under him, Absalom was left hanging above the ground.

Genesis 35:4

So they handed over to Jacob all their foreign gods on which they had been depending, along with the rings that they were wearing on their ears. Jacob buried them under the oak that grew near Shechem.

Judges 6:11

After this, the angel of the LORD arrived and sat down in the shade of the oak tree in Ophrah that belonged to Joash, a descendant of Abiezer, while his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a wine press in order to safeguard it from the Midianites.

Isaiah 1:29

They'll be ashamed of the oak trees that you desired; and you'll blush because of the gardens that you have chosen.

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Trees » Varieties » Sycamore

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.

1 Chronicles 27:28

Baal-hanan the Gederite supervised the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah. Joash supervised the oil reserves.

Isaiah 9:10

"The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamore trees have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.'

Psalm 78:47

He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with frost.

Amos 7:14

Amos replied in answer to Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor am I a prophet's son, for I have been shepherding and picking the fruit of sycamore trees.

More verses: Luke 19:4

Trees » Varieties » Willows

Leviticus 23:40

"On the first day, take branches from impressive fruit trees, branches from palm trees, boughs from thick trees, and poplars from the brooks. Then you are to rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God for seven days.

Job 40:22

The lotus trees cover him with their shade, and willows that line the wadis surround him.

Isaiah 15:7

Therefore the wealth they have acquired and what they have stored up they carry them away over the Arab Wadi.

Isaiah 44:4

They'll spring up as among the green grass, like willows by flowing streams.

More verses: Ezekiel 17:5

Trees » Varieties » Cedars

2 Kings 14:9

But King Jehoash of Israel sent this message to King Amaziah of Judah: "The thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to the cedar of Lebanon: "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But just then a wild beast from Lebanon wandered by and trampled down the thorn bush.

Isaiah 2:13

He will take his stand against all the cedars of Lebanon, against the proud and self-exalting; and against all the oaks of Bashan;

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Psalm 80:10

Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches.

Psalm 104:16

The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

More verses: Psalm 29:5

Trees » Varieties » Palm

Joel 1:12

The grapevine is shriveled and the fig tree is withered, along with the pomegranate tree, the palm tree, the apple tree and all of the cultivated trees. Truly, joy has evaporated from Adam's children."

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and 70 palm trees, and they camped there by the water.

Jeremiah 10:5

Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field. They can't speak! They must always be carried because they can't walk! Don't be afraid of them because they can do no harm, nor can they do any good."

Deuteronomy 34:3

including the Negev, the Arabah, the valley of Jericho, and the city of the palm trees as far as Zoar.

Song of Songs 7:7

Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like clusters of fruit.

Trees » Laws concerning

Deuteronomy 16:21

"You are not to set up a sacred pole beside the altar of the LORD your God that you will build.

Leviticus 27:30

"Any tithes of the land from grain grown on the land or from fruit grown on the trees belong to the LORD. They are sacred to the LORD.

Leviticus 19:23

"When you have entered the land and planted all sorts of trees for food, regard its fruit as uncircumcised for the first three years for you. It is not to be eaten.

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you attack a city and have to fight against it for many days, don't destroy its trees by cutting them down with an ax. You may eat from them, but you must not cut them down. Are the trees of the field human beings, that you would come and attack them?

Trees » Varieties » Cedars of lebanon

2 Chronicles 2:8

Also send me cedar, cypress, and algum timber from Lebanon, since I'm aware that your servants know how to cut down timber from Lebanon. My servants will accompany your servants

2 Kings 14:9

But King Jehoash of Israel sent this message to King Amaziah of Judah: "The thorn bush in Lebanon sent this message to the cedar of Lebanon: "Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But just then a wild beast from Lebanon wandered by and trampled down the thorn bush.

Isaiah 40:16

Lebanon would not provide enough fuel, nor are its animals enough for a burnt offering.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; Israel will blossom like a lily, growing roots like the cedars of Lebanon.

Trees » Varieties » Olive

Romans 11:17

Now if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

Revelation 11:4

These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands standing in the presence of the Lord of the earth.

Deuteronomy 6:11

houses filled with every good thing that you didn't supply, wells that you didn't dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you didn't plant. When you eat and are satisfied,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree asked them, "Should I stop producing my rich oils by which both God and men are honored and go take dominion over trees?'

More verses: Zechariah 4:3

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

Numbers 24:6

They're spread out like valleys, like gardens along river banks, like aloe planted by the LORD, or like cedars beside water.

Matthew 7:17-18

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream. He won't fear when the heat comes, and his leaves will be green. In a year of drought he won't be concerned, nor will he stop producing fruit."

Trees » Varieties » Fir

2 Kings 19:23

By your messengers you have insulted the LORD. You have claimed, "With my many chariots I ascended the heights of the mountains, including the remotest regions of Lebanon; I cut down its tall cedars and the best of its cypress trees. I entered its most remote lodging place and its most fruitful forest.

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of thornbushes, pine trees will grow, and instead of briers, myrtles will grow; and they will be a sign for the LORD, and an everlasting name that will not be cut off."

1 Kings 5:10

That's how Hiram came to provide Solomon as much cedar and cypress timber as he needed.

Isaiah 14:8

Even the cypresses rejoice over you, as do the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Now that you've been laid low, no woodcutter comes up against us.'

Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

After all, if you were cut off from what is naturally a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much easier it will be for these natural branches to be grafted back into their own olive tree!

Revelation 22:2

Between the city street and the river, the tree of life was visible from each side. It produced twelve kinds of fruit, each month having its own fruit. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Trees » Illustrative » Of kings, &c

Isaiah 10:34

He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an ax, and Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One."

Ezekiel 17:24

Then all the trees of the fields will know that I, the LORD, bring down the lofty tree and exalt the lowly tree. I dry up the green tree and cause the dry tree to bud. I the LORD have spoken this, and I will fulfill it."

Ezekiel 31:7-10

"Beautiful because it was so great, with its long branches, it was rooted in many bodies of water. The cedars in God's garden could not compare to it; Fir trees could not match its boughs. The plane tree never grew branches like it, and no tree in God's garden compares to its beauty. I made it beautiful, including all of its branches; all the trees in God's garden of Eden envied it!'" read more.
"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "Because of its towering height, with its summit reaching into the clouds, and because it was haughty in its position,

Daniel 4:10-14

This is what I saw in the visions of my head while I was in bed: I was looking and listen carefully! I saw a tree in the middle of the earth, the height of which was very great. The tree grew large, became strong, and its top reached the sky. It could be seen to the ends of the earth. Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit bountiful, and its food sufficient for everyone. The animals of the field found shade under it, the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it. read more.
"Then I saw in the visions of my head while I was in bed and take careful notice! I saw a holy observer descend from heaven. He called out aloud:

Trees » Varieties » Aloes

Psalm 45:8

All your clothes are scented with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

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, along with myrrh and aloes, and all the finest spices.

John 19:39

Nicodemus, the man who had first come to Jesus at night, also arrived, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about 100 litra.

Trees » Varieties » Myrtle

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of thornbushes, pine trees will grow, and instead of briers, myrtles will grow; and they will be a sign for the LORD, and an everlasting name that will not be cut off."

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Zechariah 1:8

"I stared into the night, and there was a man mounted on a red horse! The horse was standing among the myrtle trees in a ravine. Behind him there were red, brown, and white horses."

Nehemiah 8:15

So they circulated a proclamation throughout their towns and in Jerusalem. It said, "Go out to the hill country and bring back olive branches, wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches, and branches of mature trees, in order to set up tents, as has been written."

Trees » Varieties » Apple

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Song of Songs 2:3

Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I take delight and sit down, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is this coming up from the desert, leaning on her beloved? Under theapple tree I awakened you. There your mother had gone into labor with you; there she went into labor and gave birth to you.

Joel 1:12

The grapevine is shriveled and the fig tree is withered, along with the pomegranate tree, the palm tree, the apple tree and all of the cultivated trees. Truly, joy has evaporated from Adam's children."

Trees » Were cut down » For building

2 Chronicles 2:10

"Now look! I will pay your servants, the lumberjacks who prepare the timber, 20,000 measures of barley, 20,000 baths of wine, and 20,000 baths of oil."

2 Chronicles 2:8

Also send me cedar, cypress, and algum timber from Lebanon, since I'm aware that your servants know how to cut down timber from Lebanon. My servants will accompany your servants

2 Kings 6:2

Let's go to the Jordan River, fashion some rafters, and build a place for us so we can live there." So he said, "Go!"

Trees » Varieties » Almond

Ecclesiastes 12:5

At that time they will fear climbing heights and dangers along the road while the almond tree will blossom, and the grasshopper is weighed down. Desire will cease, because the person goes to his eternal home, and mourners will gather in the marketplace.

Numbers 17:8

The next morning, Moses went to the Tent of Testimony and the rod of Aaron of the tribe of Levi had burst into bloom! It sprouted buds, bloomed blossoms, and produced fully ripe almonds!

Jeremiah 1:11

This message from the LORD came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I replied, "I see an almond branch."

Genesis 43:11

"If that's the way it has to be," their father Israel replied, "then do this: take some of the best produce of the land in your containers and take them to the man as a gift some resin ointment, some honey, fragrant resins, myrrh, pistachios, and almonds.

Trees » Kinds of » Bearing fruit

Ecclesiastes 2:5

I constructed gardens and orchards for myself, and within them I planted all kinds of fruit trees.

Nehemiah 9:25

They conquered fortified cities and fertile ground, possessing houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, with vineyards, olive orchards, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were satiated, and were well nourished, delighting themselves in your great goodness.

Ezekiel 47:12

Lining each side of the river banks, all sorts of species of fruit trees will be growing. Their leaves will never wither and their fruit will never fail. They will bear fruit every month, because the water that nourishes them will be flowing from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves will contain substances that promote healing."

Trees » Were cut down » With axes

Deuteronomy 19:5

For instance, he may have accompanied his friend to go to a forest to cut trees. Then he swung his axe to cut some wood, but the ax head flew off the handle and hit his friend, so that he died. The killer may flee to one of these cities to live.

Matthew 3:10

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn't producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Psalm 74:5

As one blazes a trail through a forest with an ax,

Trees » Were cut down » For making idols

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Isaiah 44:17

And the rest of it he makes into a god. To blocks of wood he bows down, worships, prays, and says, "Save me, since you are my god."

Isaiah 40:20

To the impoverished person? He prepares an offering wood that won't rot Or to the one who chooses a skilled craftsman and seeks to erect an idol that won't topple?"

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

Leviticus 26:4

then I'll send your rain in its season so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will yield their fruit.

Joel 2:22

Stop being afraid, beasts of the field, because the desert pastures will bloom, the trees will bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine will deliver their wealth.

Ezekiel 34:27

I'll bring fruit to the trees in the orchards, the land will yield its produce, they will live securely on their land, and they will learn that I am the LORD, when I break the bar that has been their yoke and deliver them from the control of those who have enslaved them.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The leaves

Daniel 4:12

Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit bountiful, and its food sufficient for everyone. The animals of the field found shade under it, the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Matthew 21:19

Seeing a fig tree by the roadside, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. He told it, "May fruit never come from you again!" And immediately the fig tree dried up.

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Trees » Varieties » Almug or algum

1 Kings 10:11-12

Hiram's ships that brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir lots of algum wood and precious stones. The king used the algum wood to have supports made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood has ever come again or even been seen since right to this day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

Hiram's servants and Solomon's servants, who brought gold from Ophir, also presented algum wood and other precious stones. The king used the algum wood to have steps made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood had been seen before in the territory of Judah.

Trees » Evil, sinners compared to

Luke 3:9

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree not producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire."

Psalm 37:35

I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil.

Matthew 7:18

A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.

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

Jeremiah 6:6

For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Cut down trees and set up siege works against Jerusalem. It is the city to be judged, and there is oppression throughout the entire city.

Deuteronomy 20:20

However, you may cut down the trees whose fruit you know isn't edible, in order to build siege works against the city that waged war with you, until it falls."

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The fruit or seeds

Ezekiel 36:30

I'll increase the yields of your fruit trees and crops so that you'll never again experience the disgrace of famine that occurs in other nations.

Leviticus 27:30

"Any tithes of the land from grain grown on the land or from fruit grown on the trees belong to the LORD. They are sacred to the LORD.

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

Trees » Were cut down » For fuel

Matthew 3:10

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn't producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Isaiah 44:14-16

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow. He divides it up for people to burn. Taking part of it, he warms himself, makes a fire, and bakes bread. Or perhaps he constructs a god and worships it. He makes it an idol and bows down to it. Half the wood he burns in the fire, and over that half he places meat so he can eat. He sits by its coals, warms himself, and says, "Ah! I am warm in front of the fire."

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The branches

Leviticus 23:40

"On the first day, take branches from impressive fruit trees, branches from palm trees, boughs from thick trees, and poplars from the brooks. Then you are to rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God for seven days.

Trees » The jews » Often buried under

Genesis 35:8

Rebekah's nurse Deborah died and was buried there, under the oak tree that was below Beth-el. That's why the place was named Allon-bacuth.

1 Samuel 21:13

So David changed his behavior before them and acted like he was crazy in their presence. He scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down his beard.

Trees » Often suffered from » Desolating armies

2 Kings 19:23

By your messengers you have insulted the LORD. You have claimed, "With my many chariots I ascended the heights of the mountains, including the remotest regions of Lebanon; I cut down its tall cedars and the best of its cypress trees. I entered its most remote lodging place and its most fruitful forest.

Isaiah 10:34

He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an ax, and Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One."

Trees » Kinds of » Evergreen

Jeremiah 17:2

When their sons remember, they remember their altars and their Asherah poles beside green trees on the high hills.

Psalm 37:35

I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil.

Trees » Varieties » Shittah or shittim

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Exodus 36:20

Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent.

Trees » Varieties » Pomegranate

Joel 1:12

The grapevine is shriveled and the fig tree is withered, along with the pomegranate tree, the palm tree, the apple tree and all of the cultivated trees. Truly, joy has evaporated from Adam's children."

Deuteronomy 8:8

It's a land filled with wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates. It's a land filled with olive oil and honey

1 Samuel 14:2

Saul was sitting on the outskirts of Geba under the pomegranate tree which was at Migron, and with him were about 600 men.

Trees » The jews » Often pitched their tents under

Genesis 18:1

Later, the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks belonging to Mamre. As Abraham was sitting near the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day,

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

Ezekiel 17:3

Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "A massive eagle with gigantic wings, long pinions, and full, multi-colored plumage came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Ezekiel 17:5

Then the eagle took a seed from the land and planted it in fertile ground. He planted it like a willow tree next to abundant waters.

Trees » Varieties » Willow

Isaiah 44:4

They'll spring up as among the green grass, like willows by flowing streams.

Ezekiel 17:5

Then the eagle took a seed from the land and planted it in fertile ground. He planted it like a willow tree next to abundant waters.

Trees » Varieties » Vine

Numbers 6:4

During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to eat any product from the grapevine, from the seed to the skin.

Ezekiel 15:2

"Son of Man, how does wood from a vine compare to a branch taken from any of the trees in the forest?

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

They covered the surface of the entire land so that it was dark. They ate all the vegetation of the land and the fruit from the trees that the hail left. Nothing green was left on the trees or on the vegetation in all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

They'll cover the surface of the land so a person cannot see the ground, and they'll eat what is left for you of the residue from the hail. They'll also eat all your trees that grow in the orchards.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The stem or trunk

Isaiah 11:1

"A shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch will bear fruit from his roots.

Isaiah 44:19

No one stops to think. No one has the knowledge or understanding to think yes to think! "Half of it I burned in the fire. I even baked bread on its coals, and I roasted meat and ate it. And am I about to make detestable things from what is left? Am I about to bow down to blocks of wood?"

Trees » Nourished » By the earth

Genesis 2:9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1:12

Vegetation sprouted all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed. And God saw that it was good.

Trees » Originally created by God

Genesis 1:11

Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And that is what happened:

Genesis 2:9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Often suffered from » Hail and frost

Psalm 78:47

He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore trees with frost.

Exodus 9:25

The hail struck everything, including people and animals, outside in the fields throughout the land of Egypt. The hail struck all the vegetation of the fields and shattered all the trees in the orchards.

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

Job 40:21

He lies under the lotus trees, hiding under reeds and marshes.

Trees » The jews » Often executed criminals on

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

"If a man is guilty of a capital offense, is executed, and then is impaled on a tree, his body must not remain overnight on the tree. You must bury him that same day, because cursed of God is the one who has been hanged on a tree. Don't defile your land that the LORD is about to give you as your inheritance."

Trees » Kinds of » Of the wood

Song of Songs 2:3

Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I take delight and sit down, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

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

Deuteronomy 20:19

"When you attack a city and have to fight against it for many days, don't destroy its trees by cutting them down with an ax. You may eat from them, but you must not cut them down. Are the trees of the field human beings, that you would come and attack them?

Trees » The jews » Prohibited from planting in consecrated places

Deuteronomy 16:21

"You are not to set up a sacred pole beside the altar of the LORD your God that you will build.

Trees » Varieties » Mulberry

2 Samuel 5:23

When David asked the LORD about it, he said, "Don't attack them directly. Instead, go around to the rear and attack them opposite those balsam trees.

2 Samuel 5:23-24

When David asked the LORD about it, he said, "Don't attack them directly. Instead, go around to the rear and attack them opposite those balsam trees. When you hear the sound of marching coming from the tops of the balsam trees, then be sure to act quickly, since the LORD will have gone out ahead of you to cut down the Philistine army."

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

Matthew 7:17-19

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire.

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

Genesis 1:11-12

Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And that is what happened: Vegetation sprouted all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed. And God saw that it was good.

Trees » God often renders, barren as a punishment

Leviticus 26:20

Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

Trees » Given as food to the animal creation

Genesis 1:29-30

God also told them, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant that grows throughout the earth, along with every tree that grows seed-bearing fruit. They will produce your food. I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And that is what happened.

Trees » Planted by man

Leviticus 19:23

"When you have entered the land and planted all sorts of trees for food, regard its fruit as uncircumcised for the first three years for you. It is not to be eaten.

Trees » Varieties » Juniper

1 Kings 19:4

and ran for a day's journey deep into the wilderness. He found a juniper tree, sat down under it, and prayed that he could die. He asked God, "Enough! LORD! Take my life, because I'm not better than my ancestors!"

1 Kings 19:4-5

and ran for a day's journey deep into the wilderness. He found a juniper tree, sat down under it, and prayed that he could die. He asked God, "Enough! LORD! Take my life, because I'm not better than my ancestors!" Then he lay down and went to sleep under the juniper tree. All of a sudden, there was an angel, who kept grabbing him and telling him, "Get up! Eat!"

Trees » Varieties » Mustard

Matthew 13:32

Although it is the smallest of all seeds, when it is fully grown it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, and the birds in the sky come and nest in its branches."

Trees » Varieties » Cedar

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.

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 produce leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The roots

Jeremiah 17:8

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream. He won't fear when the heat comes, and his leaves will be green. In a year of drought he won't be concerned, nor will he stop producing fruit."

Trees » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful.

Trees » Specially flourished beside the rivers and streams of water

Ezekiel 47:12

Lining each side of the river banks, all sorts of species of fruit trees will be growing. Their leaves will never wither and their fruit will never fail. They will bear fruit every month, because the water that nourishes them will be flowing from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves will contain substances that promote healing."

Trees » Early custom of planting, in consecrated grounds

Genesis 21:33

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD God Everlasting.

Trees » Were sold with the land on which they grew

Genesis 23:17

That's how Ephron's field in Machpelah, east of Mamre the field, the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were within the boundaries of the field came to be deeded

Trees » Each kind of, known by its fruit

Trees » Of various sizes

Ezekiel 17:24

Then all the trees of the fields will know that I, the LORD, bring down the lofty tree and exalt the lowly tree. I dry up the green tree and cause the dry tree to bud. I the LORD have spoken this, and I will fulfill it."

Trees » Varieties » Ash

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Varieties » Cypress

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Nourished » By the rain from heaven

Isaiah 44:14

He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the forest

Isaiah 10:19

What survives of the trees in his forest will be so few that a child can count them."

Trees » Varieties » Lign-aloes

Numbers 24:6

They're spread out like valleys, like gardens along river banks, like aloe planted by the LORD, or like cedars beside water.

Trees » Varieties » Chestnut

Ezekiel 31:8

The cedars in God's garden could not compare to it; Fir trees could not match its boughs. The plane tree never grew branches like it, and no tree in God's garden compares to its beauty.

Trees » Varieties » Oil-tree

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Trees » Varieties » Pine

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Trees » Varieties » Box

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Trees » Varieties » Shittah

Exodus 36:20

Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent.

Trees » Varieties » Oil

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

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

Isaiah 65:22

They won't build for others to inhabit; they won't plant for others to eat for like the lifetime of a tree, so will the lifetime of my people be, and my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.

Trees » Nourished » Through their own sap

Psalm 104:16

The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

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

Isaiah 14:19

But you are cast away from your grave, like a repulsive branch, your clothing is the slain, those pierced by the sword; those who go down to the Pit. Like a dead body trampled underfoot,

Trees » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Trees » Kinds of » Deciduous or casting the leaves

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Trees » Varieties » Teil

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Trees » Illustrative » of the elect

Isaiah 6:13

Even though a tenth of its people remain in it, it will once again be burned, like a terebinth or an oak tree, the stump of which, though the tree has been felled, still contains holy seed."

Trees » Varieties » Oak

Isaiah 1:30

You'll be like an oak whose leaf is withering, like an unwatered garden.

Trees » Varieties » Bay

Psalm 37:35

I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil.

Trees » Illustrative » (dry,) of useless persons

Isaiah 56:3

"Let no foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say: "The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.' Furthermore, let no eunuch say, "Look! I am just a dry tree.'"

Trees » Illustrative » (evergreen,) of saints

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers. But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night. He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does.

Trees » Designed to beautify the earth

Genesis 2:9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Made for the glory of God

Psalm 148:9

mountains and every hill, fruit trees and cedars,

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

Isaiah 7:2

When it was reported to the house of David, "Aram has joined forces with Ephraim!" the heart of the people of Ahaz trembled like forest trees in a windstorm.

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

Luke 23:31

And if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

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

Luke 23:31

And if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Trees » Illustrative » (barren,) of the wicked

Hosea 9:16

Ephraim is blighted; its roots shriveled. It can bear no fruit. Even if they bear children, I will kill their cherished offspring.

Trees » Often suffered from » Fire

Joel 1:19

To you, LORD, I cry out, because fire has devoured the open pastures, and has set all the cultivated trees ablaze.

Trees » When cut down often sprouted from their roots again

Job 14:7

"There is hope for the tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots won't stop growing.

Valleys » Abounded with » Trees

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and made cedar trees as abundant as sycamore trees in the Shephelah.

Topics on Trees

Almond Trees

4;17;8

The next morning, Moses went to the Tent of Testimony and the rod of Aaron of the tribe of Levi had burst into bloom! It sprouted buds, bloomed blossoms, and produced fully ripe almonds!

Felling Trees

5;19;5

For instance, he may have accompanied his friend to go to a forest to cut trees. Then he swung his axe to cut some wood, but the ax head flew off the handle and hit his friend, so that he died. The killer may flee to one of these cities to live.

Fir Trees

23;41;19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Harming Trees

5;20;19-20

"When you attack a city and have to fight against it for many days, don't destroy its trees by cutting them down with an ax. You may eat from them, but you must not cut them down. Are the trees of the field human beings, that you would come and attack them?

Metaphorical Trees

1;2;9

The LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Olive Trees

19;52;8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the gracious love of God forever and ever.

Palm Trees

19;92;12

The righteous will flourish like palm trees; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Worship At Trees

5;16;21

"You are not to set up a sacred pole beside the altar of the LORD your God that you will build.

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