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Exodus 37:1-5

Bezaleel also made the ark of cedar wood; two cubits and a half was the length of it, a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it; and he covered it with pure gold within and without and made a moulding of gold to it round about. And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it: even two rings upon the one side of it and two rings upon the other side of it.read more.
He also made the staves of cedar wood and covered them with gold. And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.

Jeremiah 1:11-12

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then the LORD said unto me, Thou hast seen well, for I will hasten my word to perform it.

Job 30:4

Who cut up mallows among the bushes and juniper roots for their food.

Isaiah 6:13

But yet in it shall remain a tenth, and it shall return and shall be razed; as the teil tree and as the oak, of which the stump remains alive when they are cut down, likewise in these his stump shall remain holy seed.

Ezekiel 17:5-6

He also took of the seed of the land and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters and set it as a willow tree. And it grew and became a vine of many branches, low of stature, whose branches looked at him, and its roots were under him: so it became a vine and brought forth branches and shot forth sprigs.

Joshua 24:26

And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and taking a great stone, he set it up there under an oak that was in the sanctuary of the LORD.

1 Kings 10:11-12

And the navy of Hiram, that had brought the gold from Ophir, also brought in from Ophir a great plenty of brazil wood and precious stones. And the king made of the brazil wood banisters for the house of the LORD and for the king's houses, harps also and psalteries for the singers; there never had been such brazil wood, nor was it seen again unto this day.

Genesis 13:18

Then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt among the terebinth trees of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

2 Samuel 5:22-25

And the Philistines came up yet again and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up, but go around behind them and come upon them over against the mulberry trees, and when thou hearest thunder going through the tops of the mulberry trees, then thou shalt move, for then the LORD shall go out before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.read more.
And David did so as the LORD had commanded him and smote the Philistines from Geba unto Gazer.

Isaiah 44:14

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Isaiah 60:13

The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will honour the place of my feet.

Genesis 30:37

And Jacob took rods of green poplar and of the almond and chestnut tree and peeled white strakes in them and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Isaiah 44:4

And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

Ezekiel 31:3

Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches and with a shadowing shroud and of a high stature; and his top was highest among the thick boughs.

Micah 4:4

But each one shall sit under their vine and under their fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid, for the mouth of the LORD of the hosts has spoken it.

Isaiah 41:19-20

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together: That they may see and know and take warning and understand together that the hand of the LORD does this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Numbers 33:9

And they removed from Marah and came unto Elim, and in Elim were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees, and they pitched there.

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let the earth bring forth green grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its nature, whose seed is in itself upon the earth; and it was so.

Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought forth green grass and herb yielding seed after its kind and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself, according to its nature; and God saw that it was good.

Romans 11:24

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert grafted contrary to nature into the good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Haggai 2:17

I smote you with the east wind and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands, yet ye did not turn to me, said the LORD.

Genesis 35:8

Then Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak, and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

Deuteronomy 20:19

When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them, for thou may eat of them; and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege.

Isaiah 44:15

The man shall then use of it for firewood; for he will take thereof and warm himself; he will kindle it and bake bread; he will also make a god and worship it; he will fabricate an idol and shall kneel down before it.

Exodus 36:20

And he made the boards for the tabernacle of cedar wood, standing up.

Psalm 45:8

All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.

Deuteronomy 8:8

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

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel danced before the LORD with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps and on psalteries and on timbrels and on cornets and on cymbals.

2 Samuel 5:23

And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up, but go around behind them and come upon them over against the mulberry trees,

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree replied, Should I leave my fatness, which because of me, God and man are honoured, to go and sway over the trees?

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Hosea 4:13

They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, that had good shade; therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your daughters-in-law shall commit adultery.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, I am not a prophet, neither am I a prophet's son, but I am a herdsman and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law he meditates day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those that lay hold upon her, and blessed is every one that retains her.

Matthew 7:17-19

Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Isaiah 65:22

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of the trees shall be the days of my people, and my elect shall perpetuate the work of their hands.

Luke 23:31

For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.

1 Kings 19:4

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

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Almond » Trees

Ecclesiastes 12:5

when they shall also be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and appetite shall fail: because man goes to the home of his age, and the mourners shall go about the streets;

Numbers 17:8

And it came to pass that on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron of the house of Levi had budded and blossomed and brought forth open flowers and yielded almonds.

Jeremiah 1:11

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.

Aloes » Trees

Psalm 45:8

All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.

Proverbs 7:17

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Song of Songs 4:14

spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

John 19:39

Then Nicodemus came also, who at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about one hundred pounds.

Trees » Of knowledge

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:3-6

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, Ye shall not eat of it; neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. Then the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God knows that in the day ye eat of it then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. read more.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes, and a tree of covetousness to understand, she took of its fruit and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.

Genesis 3:11-12

And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee not to eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.

Trees » Of life

Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life.

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:22

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live for ever,

Trees » Figurative

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green and shall not be fatigued in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Trees » Symbolical

Daniel 4:10-12

Thus were the visions of my head in my bed: It seemed that I saw a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and made itself strong, and its height reached unto heaven, and its sight to the end of all the earth: His leaves were fair, and his fruit abundant, and in him was food for all; underneath him the beasts of the field lay down in his shadow, and in his branches dwelt the fowls of the heaven, and all flesh was fed of him.

Trees » Varieties » Fig

Habakkuk 3:17

Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Deuteronomy 8:8

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

Proverbs 27:18

Whosoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof, so he that waits on his master shall be honoured.

Matthew 21:19

And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it and found nothing upon it, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee from now on for ever. And then the fig tree withered away.

John 1:48

Nathanael said unto him, From where dost thou know me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

Trees » Saints as

Hosea 14:6

His branches shall spread, and his glory shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Numbers 24:6

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedars beside the waters.

Trees » Varieties » Oaks

2 Samuel 18:9

And Absalom met the slaves of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

Genesis 35:4

So they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their power and all their earrings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

Judges 6:11

And the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah that pertained unto Joash, the Abiezrite, and his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

Isaiah 1:29

For ye shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the groves that ye have chosen.

Isaiah 6:13

But yet in it shall remain a tenth, and it shall return and shall be razed; as the teil tree and as the oak, of which the stump remains alive when they are cut down, likewise in these his stump shall remain holy seed.

Trees » Varieties » Sycamore

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

1 Chronicles 27:28

and over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the low plains was Baalhanan, the Gederite; and over the cellars of oil, Joash;

Isaiah 9:10

The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones; the wild fig trees are cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.

Psalm 78:47

He destroyed their vines with hail and their wild fig trees with stones.

Amos 7:14

Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, I am not a prophet, neither am I a prophet's son, but I am a herdsman and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:

More verses: Luke 19:4

Trees » Varieties » Willows

Leviticus 23:40

And on the first day ye shall take branches with fruit of a beautiful tree, palm branches and the boughs of thick trees and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

Job 40:22

The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

Isaiah 15:7

Therefore that which each one has laid up and their riches they shall carry away to the brook of the willows.

Psalm 137:2

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof;

Isaiah 44:4

And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

More verses: Ezekiel 17:5

Trees » Varieties » Cedars

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash, the king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, this reply, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife. And the wild beasts that were in Lebanon passed by and trode down the thistle.

Isaiah 2:13

And upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of serpents and of fishes.

Psalm 80:10

The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and its boughs were like the cedars of God.

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the LORD are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted,

More verses: Psalm 29:5

Trees » Varieties » Palm

Joel 1:12

The vine has dried up, and the fig tree has perished; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, have withered: therefore joy has withered away from the sons of men.

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Jeremiah 10:5

They compare them to the palm tree, and they do not speak: they must be carried, because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither do they have power to do good.

Deuteronomy 34:3

and the Negev and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

Song of Songs 7:7

This, thy stature is like unto the palm tree, and thy breasts to the clusters.

Trees » Laws concerning

Deuteronomy 16:21

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Leviticus 27:30

And all the tithes of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's; it is holiness unto the LORD.

Leviticus 19:23

And when ye have come into the land and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall circumcise the foreskin of the fruit; three years it shall be uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten of.

Deuteronomy 20:19

When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them, for thou may eat of them; and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege.

Trees » Varieties » Cedars of lebanon

2 Chronicles 2:8

Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and pine trees, out of Lebanon, for I know that thy slaves are skillful at cutting timber in Lebanon, and, behold, my slaves shall be with thy slaves

2 Kings 14:9

And Jehoash, the king of Israel, sent to Amaziah, king of Judah, this reply, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife. And the wild beasts that were in Lebanon passed by and trode down the thistle.

Isaiah 40:16

And all Lebanon is not sufficient for the fire, nor all the beasts thereof sufficient for the sacrifice.

Hosea 14:5

I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall flourish as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Trees » Varieties » Olive

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree,

Revelation 11:4

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which thou didst not fill, and hewn out wells, which thou didst not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which thou didst not plant; when thou shalt have eaten and be full,

Judges 9:9

But the olive tree replied, Should I leave my fatness, which because of me, God and man are honoured, to go and sway over the trees?

More verses: Zechariah 4:3

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

Numbers 24:6

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedars beside the waters.

Matthew 7:17-18

Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green and shall not be fatigued in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Trees » Varieties » Fir

2 Kings 19:23

By the hand of thy messengers, thou hast reproached the Lord and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof and the choice fir trees thereof; and I will enter into the habitation of his borders and into the forest of his Carmel.

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an eternal sign that shall not be cut off.

1 Kings 5:10

So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.

Isaiah 14:8

Even the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

Trees » Illustrative » Of Christ

Romans 11:24

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert grafted contrary to nature into the good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Revelation 22:2

In the midst of her plaza and on either side of the river was the tree of life, which brings forth twelve manner of fruits, yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the Gentiles.

Trees » Illustrative » Of kings, &c

Isaiah 10:34

And he shall cut down the thickness of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by force.

Ezekiel 17:24

And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I the LORD have spoken and have done it.

Ezekiel 31:7-10

He made himself beautiful in his greatness, with the extension of his branches: for his root was by many waters. The cedars in the garden of God did not cover him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him beautiful with the multitude of his branches: and all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. read more.
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he has shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;

Daniel 4:10-14

Thus were the visions of my head in my bed: It seemed that I saw a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and made itself strong, and its height reached unto heaven, and its sight to the end of all the earth: His leaves were fair, and his fruit abundant, and in him was food for all; underneath him the beasts of the field lay down in his shadow, and in his branches dwelt the fowls of the heaven, and all flesh was fed of him. read more.
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, one who was a watchman and holy descended from heaven; he cried aloud and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit; let the beasts get away from under him and the fowls from his branches:

Trees » Varieties » Aloes

Psalm 45:8

All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.

Proverbs 7:17

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Song of Songs 4:14

spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

John 19:39

Then Nicodemus came also, who at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about one hundred pounds.

Trees » Varieties » Myrtle

Isaiah 55:13

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an eternal sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Zechariah 1:8

I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him there were red horses, speckled, and white.

Nehemiah 8:15

and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount and bring olive branches and pine branches and myrtle branches and palm branches and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.

Trees » Varieties » Apple

Isaiah 44:14

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Song of Songs 2:3

As the apple tree among the trees of the wild, so is my beloved among the sons. I desired to sit under his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Songs 8:5

Who is she that comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I woke thee up under the apple tree; there thy mother had birth pains; there she had pains that brought thee into the light.

Joel 1:12

The vine has dried up, and the fig tree has perished; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, have withered: therefore joy has withered away from the sons of men.

Trees » Were cut down » For building

2 Chronicles 2:10

And, behold, I will give to thy slaves, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat and twenty thousand measures of barley and twenty thousand baths of wine and twenty thousand baths of oil.

2 Chronicles 2:8

Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and pine trees, out of Lebanon, for I know that thy slaves are skillful at cutting timber in Lebanon, and, behold, my slaves shall be with thy slaves

2 Kings 6:2

Let us go, we pray thee, unto the Jordan, and each one take a beam from there, and let us make us a place there where we may dwell. And he answered, Go.

Trees » Varieties » Almond

Ecclesiastes 12:5

when they shall also be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and appetite shall fail: because man goes to the home of his age, and the mourners shall go about the streets;

Numbers 17:8

And it came to pass that on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron of the house of Levi had budded and blossomed and brought forth open flowers and yielded almonds.

Jeremiah 1:11

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel answered them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and take the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, aromas, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.

Trees » Kinds of » Bearing fruit

Ecclesiastes 2:5

I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits;

Nehemiah 9:25

And they took strong cities and fertile land and inherited houses full of all goods, hewn cisterns, vineyards and oliveyards and many trees of good fruit; so they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

Ezekiel 47:12

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every fruitful tree for food, whose leaf shall not fall, neither shall its fruit be lacking; it shall bring forth mature fruit in its months, because their waters come forth out of the sanctuary; and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for medicine.

Trees » Were cut down » With axes

Deuteronomy 19:5

and he who went into the woods with his neighbour to cut firewood and his hand fetched a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree and the head slipped from the handle and lighted upon his neighbour so that he died, he shall flee unto one of those cities and live,

Matthew 3:10

And now the axe is also laid unto the root of the trees; therefore, every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Psalm 74:5

Renowned, as one on the way to heaven, he who lifted up axes upon the thick trees for the work of the sanctuary.

Trees » Were cut down » For making idols

Isaiah 44:14

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Isaiah 44:17

the residue of it he turns into god, into his graven image; he humbles himself before it and worships it and prays unto it and says, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

Isaiah 40:20

He that is so impoverished that he has no oblation chooses a tree that will not rot; he seeks unto himself a cunning workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved.

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

Leviticus 26:4

then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

Joel 2:22

Be not afraid, ye animals of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness shall become green again, for the trees shall bear their fruit, the fig tree and the vine shall give their fruits.

Ezekiel 34:27

And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her fruit, and they shall be safe in their land and shall know that I am the LORD when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The leaves

Daniel 4:12

His leaves were fair, and his fruit abundant, and in him was food for all; underneath him the beasts of the field lay down in his shadow, and in his branches dwelt the fowls of the heaven, and all flesh was fed of him.

Matthew 21:19

And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it and found nothing upon it, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee from now on for ever. And then the fig tree withered away.

Isaiah 6:13

But yet in it shall remain a tenth, and it shall return and shall be razed; as the teil tree and as the oak, of which the stump remains alive when they are cut down, likewise in these his stump shall remain holy seed.

Trees » Varieties » Almug or algum

1 Kings 10:11-12

And the navy of Hiram, that had brought the gold from Ophir, also brought in from Ophir a great plenty of brazil wood and precious stones. And the king made of the brazil wood banisters for the house of the LORD and for the king's houses, harps also and psalteries for the singers; there never had been such brazil wood, nor was it seen again unto this day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

Also the slaves of Hiram and the slaves of Solomon, who had brought gold from Ophir, brought brazil wood and precious stones. And the king made of the brazil wood stairs to the house of the LORD and to the king's palace and harps and psalteries for the singers, and such wood had never been seen before in the land of Judah.

Trees » Evil, sinners compared to

Luke 3:9

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees; every tree therefore which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Psalm 37:35

Resh I have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Matthew 7:18

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

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

Jeremiah 6:6

For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, Hew ye down trees and cast a mount against Jerusalem; this is the city that all of her is to be visited; there is violence in the midst of her.

Deuteronomy 20:20

Only the trees which thou knowest that they are not trees for food, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that makes war with thee, until it is subdued.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The fruit or seeds

Ezekiel 36:30

I will multiply likewise the fruit of the trees, and the fruit of the fields, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the Gentiles.

Leviticus 27:30

And all the tithes of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's; it is holiness unto the LORD.

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

Trees » Were cut down » For fuel

Matthew 3:10

And now the axe is also laid unto the root of the trees; therefore, every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

Isaiah 44:14-16

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain. The man shall then use of it for firewood; for he will take thereof and warm himself; he will kindle it and bake bread; he will also make a god and worship it; he will fabricate an idol and shall kneel down before it. He shall burn part of it in the fire; with another part thereof he shall eat flesh; he shall roast meat and shall satisfy himself. Afterwards he shall warm himself and say, Aha, I have warmed myself, I have seen fire;

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The branches

Daniel 4:14

he cried aloud and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit; let the beasts get away from under him and the fowls from his branches:

Leviticus 23:40

And on the first day ye shall take branches with fruit of a beautiful tree, palm branches and the boughs of thick trees and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

Trees » The jews » Often buried under

Genesis 35:8

Then Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak, and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

1 Samuel 21:13

And he changed his behaviour before them and feigned himself a fool in their hands and scrabbled on the doors of the gate and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

Trees » Often suffered from » Desolating armies

2 Kings 19:23

By the hand of thy messengers, thou hast reproached the Lord and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof and the choice fir trees thereof; and I will enter into the habitation of his borders and into the forest of his Carmel.

Isaiah 10:34

And he shall cut down the thickness of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by force.

Trees » Kinds of » Evergreen

Jeremiah 17:2

that their sons might remember their altars and their groves, by the green trees and upon the high hills.

Psalm 37:35

Resh I have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Trees » Varieties » Shittah or shittim

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Exodus 36:20

And he made the boards for the tabernacle of cedar wood, standing up.

Trees » Varieties » Pomegranate

Joel 1:12

The vine has dried up, and the fig tree has perished; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, have withered: therefore joy has withered away from the sons of men.

Deuteronomy 8:8

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

1 Samuel 14:2

And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron, and the people that were with him were about six hundred men;

Trees » The jews » Often pitched their tents under

Genesis 18:1

And the LORD appeared unto him among the terebinth trees of Mamre; and he was sitting in the door of his tent in the heat of the day;

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

Ezekiel 17:3

and say: Thus hath the Lord GOD said, A great eagle with great wings and long members, full of feathers of diverse colours, came unto Lebanon and took the highest branch of the cedar:

Ezekiel 17:5

He also took of the seed of the land and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters and set it as a willow tree.

Trees » Varieties » Willow

Isaiah 44:4

And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

Ezekiel 17:5

He also took of the seed of the land and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters and set it as a willow tree.

Trees » Varieties » Vine

Numbers 6:4

All the days of their Nazariteship they shall eat nothing that is made of the wine vine, from the kernels even to the husk.

Ezekiel 15:2

Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree? What is the branch among the trees of the forest?

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate all the grass of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there did not remain any green thing in the trees or in the grass of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

and they shall cover the face of the earth that one will not be able to see the earth, and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail and shall eat every tree which produces fruit for you out of the field:

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The stem or trunk

Isaiah 11:1

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Isaiah 44:19

He does not return to his right mind; he does not have knowledge nor intelligence to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; I have also baked bread upon the coals of it; I have roasted flesh and eaten it and shall I make the residue of it an abomination? Do I have to humble myself before the trunk of a tree?

Trees » Nourished » By the earth

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought forth green grass and herb yielding seed after its kind and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself, according to its nature; and God saw that it was good.

Trees » Originally created by God

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let the earth bring forth green grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its nature, whose seed is in itself upon the earth; and it was so.

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Often suffered from » Hail and frost

Psalm 78:47

He destroyed their vines with hail and their wild fig trees with stones.

Exodus 9:25

And that hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both men and beasts; and the hail smote all the grass of the field and broke all the trees of the field.

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

Job 40:21

He shall lie down under the shade, in the covert of the reeds and of the damp places.

Trees » The jews » Often executed criminals on

Deuteronomy 21:22-23

And when a man shall have committed a sin worthy of death, and he is to be put to death, and thou shall have hung him on a tree, his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt without fail bury him that same day (for he that is hanged is accursed of God) that thy land not be defiled, which the LORD thy God gives thee for an inheritance.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the wood

Song of Songs 2:3

As the apple tree among the trees of the wild, so is my beloved among the sons. I desired to sit under his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

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

Deuteronomy 20:19

When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them, for thou may eat of them; and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege.

Trees » The jews » Prohibited from planting in consecrated places

Deuteronomy 16:21

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Trees » Varieties » Mulberry

2 Samuel 5:23

And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up, but go around behind them and come upon them over against the mulberry trees,

2 Samuel 5:23-24

And when David enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up, but go around behind them and come upon them over against the mulberry trees, and when thou hearest thunder going through the tops of the mulberry trees, then thou shalt move, for then the LORD shall go out before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

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

Matthew 7:17-19

Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.

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

Genesis 1:11-12

And God said, Let the earth bring forth green grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its nature, whose seed is in itself upon the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth green grass and herb yielding seed after its kind and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself, according to its nature; and God saw that it was good.

Trees » God often renders, barren as a punishment

Leviticus 26:20

And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

Trees » Given as food to the animal creation

Genesis 1:29-30

And God said, Behold, I have given you every grass bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air and to every thing that moves upon the earth, in which there is a living soul, I have given all green grass for food; and it was so.

Trees » Planted by man

Leviticus 19:23

And when ye have come into the land and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall circumcise the foreskin of the fruit; three years it shall be uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten of.

Trees » Varieties » Juniper

1 Kings 19:4

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

1 Kings 19:4-5

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and desiring to die, he said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him and said unto him, Arise and eat.

Trees » Varieties » Mustard

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and make their nests in its branches.

Trees » Varieties » Cedar

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The tender shoots

Luke 21:29-30

And he spoke unto them a parable: Behold the fig tree and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now near at hand.

Trees » Parts of, mentioned » The roots

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green and shall not be fatigued in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Trees » Illustrative » Of wisdom

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those that lay hold upon her, and blessed is every one that retains her.

Trees » Specially flourished beside the rivers and streams of water

Ezekiel 47:12

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every fruitful tree for food, whose leaf shall not fall, neither shall its fruit be lacking; it shall bring forth mature fruit in its months, because their waters come forth out of the sanctuary; and its fruit shall be for food, and its leaf for medicine.

Trees » Early custom of planting, in consecrated grounds

Trees » Were sold with the land on which they grew

Genesis 23:17

And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field that were in all the borders round about were made sure

Trees » Each kind of, known by its fruit

Trees » Of various sizes

Ezekiel 17:24

And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish; I the LORD have spoken and have done it.

Trees » Varieties » Ash

Isaiah 44:14

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Trees » Varieties » Cypress

Isaiah 44:14

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Trees » Nourished » By the rain from heaven

Isaiah 44:14

He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain.

Trees » Kinds of » Of the forest

Isaiah 10:19

And the trees that shall remain in his forest shall be in number such that a child may count them.

Trees » Varieties » Lign-aloes

Numbers 24:6

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedars beside the waters.

Trees » Varieties » Chestnut

Ezekiel 31:8

The cedars in the garden of God did not cover him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

Trees » Varieties » Oil-tree

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Trees » Varieties » Pine

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Trees » Varieties » Box

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Trees » Varieties » Shittah

Exodus 36:20

And he made the boards for the tabernacle of cedar wood, standing up.

Trees » Varieties » Oil

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

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

Isaiah 65:22

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of the trees shall be the days of my people, and my elect shall perpetuate the work of their hands.

Trees » Nourished » Through their own sap

Psalm 104:16

The trees of the LORD are satisfied; the cedars of Lebanon, which he has planted,

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

Isaiah 14:19

But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that went down to the bottom of the pit, as a carcase trodden under feet.

Trees » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of serpents and of fishes.

Trees » Kinds of » Deciduous or casting the leaves

Isaiah 6:13

But yet in it shall remain a tenth, and it shall return and shall be razed; as the teil tree and as the oak, of which the stump remains alive when they are cut down, likewise in these his stump shall remain holy seed.

Trees » Varieties » Teil

Isaiah 6:13

But yet in it shall remain a tenth, and it shall return and shall be razed; as the teil tree and as the oak, of which the stump remains alive when they are cut down, likewise in these his stump shall remain holy seed.

Trees » Illustrative » of the elect

Isaiah 6:13

But yet in it shall remain a tenth, and it shall return and shall be razed; as the teil tree and as the oak, of which the stump remains alive when they are cut down, likewise in these his stump shall remain holy seed.

Trees » Varieties » Oak

Isaiah 1:30

For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf falls and as a garden that has no water.

Trees » Varieties » Bay

Psalm 37:35

Resh I have seen the wicked in great power and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Trees » Illustrative » (dry,) of useless persons

Isaiah 56:3

Neither let the son of the stranger that has joined himself to the LORD speak, saying, The LORD shall utterly separate me from his people: nor let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

Trees » Illustrative » (evergreen,) of saints

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law he meditates day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

Trees » Designed to beautify the earth

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Trees » Made for the glory of God

Psalm 148:9

mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars,

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

Isaiah 7:2

And it was told the house of David, saying Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved and the heart of his people as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.

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

Luke 23:31

For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

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

Luke 23:31

For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

Trees » Illustrative » (barren,) of the wicked

Hosea 9:16

Ephraim was smitten, their root is dried up; they shall bear no more fruit; even though they bring forth, yet I will slay even the desirable fruit of their womb.

Trees » Often suffered from » Fire

Joel 1:19

O LORD, to thee will I cry for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.

Trees » When cut down often sprouted from their roots again

Job 14:7

For there is yet hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that its tender branch will not cease.

Valleys » Abounded with » Trees

1 Kings 10:27

And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

Topics on Trees

Almond Trees

Numbers 17:8

And it came to pass that on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron of the house of Levi had budded and blossomed and brought forth open flowers and yielded almonds.

Felling Trees

Deuteronomy 19:5

and he who went into the woods with his neighbour to cut firewood and his hand fetched a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree and the head slipped from the handle and lighted upon his neighbour so that he died, he shall flee unto one of those cities and live,

Fir Trees

Isaiah 41:19

I will bring forth in the wilderness cedars, thorns, myrtles, and olive trees; I will set in the desert the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together:

Harming Trees

Deuteronomy 20:19-20

When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them, for thou may eat of them; and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege.

Metaphorical Trees

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is desirable to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Worship At Trees

Deuteronomy 16:21

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.