'Branches' in the Bible
Jacob then took branches of fresh poplar, almond, and plane wood, and peeled the bark, exposing white stripes on the branches.
He set the peeled branches in the troughs in front of the sheep—in the water channels where the sheep came to drink. And the sheep bred when they came to drink.
The flocks bred in front of the branches and bore streaked, speckled, and spotted young.
Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding, Jacob placed the branches in the troughs, in full view of the flocks, and they would breed in front of the branches.
As for the weaklings of the flocks, he did not put out the branches. So it turned out that the weak sheep belonged to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob.
On the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms came out and its clusters ripened into grapes.
“This is its interpretation,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days.
Joseph is a fruitful vine,a fruitful vine beside a spring;its branches climb over the wall.
Six branches are to extend from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from one side and three branches of the lampstand from the other side.
There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the first branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the next branch. It is to be this way for the six branches that extend from the lampstand.
For the six branches that extend from the lampstand, a calyx must be under the first pair of branches from it, a calyx under the second pair of branches from it, and a calyx under the third pair of branches from it.
Their calyxes and branches are to be of one piece. All of it is to be a single hammered piece of pure gold.
Six branches extended from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from one side and three branches of the lampstand from the other side.
There were three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the first branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the next branch. It was this way for the six branches that extended from the lampstand.
For the six branches that extended from it, a calyx was under the first pair of branches from it, a calyx under the second pair of branches from it, and a calyx under the third pair of branches from it.
Their calyxes and branches were of one piece. All of it was a single hammered piece of pure gold.
When you knock down the fruit from your olive tree, you must not go over the branches again. What remains will be for the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow.
Each person also cut his own branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches against the inner chamber and set it on fire around the people, and all the people in the Tower of Shechem died—about 1,000 men and women.
Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David’s soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.
So they proclaimed and spread this news throughout their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the hill country and bring back branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, just as it is written.”
The people went out, brought back branches, and made booths for themselves on each of their rooftops, and courtyards, the court of the house of God, the square by the Water Gate, and the square by the Gate of Ephraim.
His roots below dry up,and his branches above wither away.
My roots will have access to water,and the dew will rest on my branches all night.
The mountains were covered by its shade,and the mighty cedars with its branches.
Your branches are a paradise of pomegranateswith choicest fruits,henna with nard—
Look, the Lord God of Hostswill chop off the branches with terrifying power,and the tall trees will be cut down,the high trees felled.
For before the harvest, when the blossoming is overand the blossom becomes a ripening grape,He will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife,and tear away and remove the branches.
For the fortified city will be deserted,pastures abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness.Calves will graze there,and there they will spread out and strip its branches.
When its branches dry out, they will be broken off.Women will come and make fires with them,for they are not a people with understanding.Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them,and their Creator will not be gracious to them.
This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Glean the remnant of Israelas thoroughly as a vine.Pass your hand once more like a grape gathererover the branches.
The Lord named youa flourishing olive tree,beautiful with well-formed fruit.He has set fire to it,and its branches are consumedwith a great roaring sound.
It sprouted and became a spreading vine,low in height with its branches turned toward him,yet its roots stayed under it.So it became a vine,produced branches, and sent out shoots.
But there was another great eaglewith great wings and thick plumage.And this vine bent its roots toward him!It stretched out its branches to himfrom its planting bed,so that he might water it.
It had been plantedin a good field by abundant watersin order to produce branches,bear fruit, and become a splendid vine.
I will plant it on Israel’s high mountainso that it may bear branches, produce fruit,and become a majestic cedar.Birds of every kind will nest under it,taking shelter in the shade of its branches.
Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard,planted by the water;it was fruitful and full of branchesbecause of plentiful waters.
It had strong branches, fit for the scepters of rulers;its height towered among the clouds.So it was conspicuous for its heightas well as its many branches.
But it was uprooted in fury,thrown to the ground,and the east wind dried up its fruit.Its strong branches were torn off and dried up;fire consumed them.
Think of Assyria, a cedar in Lebanon,with beautiful branches and shady foliageand of lofty height.Its top was among the clouds.
Therefore the cedar became greater in heightthan all the trees of the field.Its branches multiplied,and its boughs grew longas it spread them outbecause of the plentiful water.
All the birds of the skynested in its branches,and all the animals of the fieldgave birth beneath its boughs;all the great nations lived in its shade.
The cedars in God’s garden could not rival it;the pine trees couldn’t compare with its branches,nor could the plane trees match its boughs.No tree in the garden of Godcould compare with it in beauty.
“You, mountains of Israel, will produce your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel, since their arrival is near.
Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant,and on it was food for all.Wild animals found shelter under it,the birds of the air lived in its branches,and every creature was fed from it.
He called out loudly:Cut down the tree and chop off its branches;strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit.Let the animals flee from under it,and the birds from its branches.
whose leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant—and on it was food for all, under it the wild animals lived, and in its branches the birds of the air lived—
His new branches will spread,and his splendor will be like the olive tree,his fragrance, like the forest of Lebanon.
It has devastated My grapevineand splintered My fig tree.It has stripped off its bark and thrown it away;its branches have turned white.
For the Lord will restore the majesty of Jacob,yes, the majesty of Israel,though ravagers have ravaged themand ruined their vine branches.
And I questioned him further, “What are the two olive branches beside the two gold conduits, from which golden oil pours out?”
“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches.
It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”
A very large crowd spread their robes on the road; others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.
And when sown, it comes up and grows taller than all the vegetables, and produces large branches, so that the birds of the sky can nest in its shade.”
Many people spread their robes on the road, and others spread leafy branches cut from the fields.
It’s like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”
they took palm branches and went out to meet Him. They kept shouting: “Hosanna! He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One—the King of Israel!”
“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.
Now if the firstfruits offered up are holy, so is the whole batch. And if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,
do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag—you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you.
Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.”
For if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either.
For if you were cut off from your native wild olive and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these—the natural branches—be grafted into their own olive tree?
After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.