'Roots' in the Bible
Those with their roots in Amalek came from Ephraim;Benjamin came with your people after you.The leaders came down from Machir,and those who carry a marshal’s staff came from Zebulun.
His roots are intertwined around a pile of rocks.He looks for a home among the stones.
If its roots grow old in the groundand its stump starts to die in the soil,
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.
They plucked mallow among the shrubs,and the roots of the broom tree were their food.
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes strawand as dry grass shrivels in the flame,so their roots will become like something rottenand their blossoms will blow away like dust,for they have rejectedthe instruction of the Lord of Hosts,and they have despisedthe word of the Holy One of Israel.
Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
He will be like a tree planted by water:it sends its roots out toward a stream,it doesn’t fear when heat comes,and its foliage remains green.It will not worry in a year of droughtor cease producing fruit.
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.
You are to say: This is what the Lord God says:Will it flourish?Will he not tear out its rootsand strip off its fruitso that it shrivels?All its fresh leaves will wither!Great strength and many peoplewill not be needed to pull it from its roots.
It was beautiful in its greatness,in the length of its limbs,for its roots extended to abundant water.
But leave the stump with its roots in the ground,and with a band of iron and bronze around it,in the tender grass of the field.Let him be drenched with dew from the skyand share the plants of the earthwith the animals.
“The king saw an observer, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump with its roots in the ground and with a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field. Let him be drenched with dew from the sky, and share food with the wild animals for seven periods of time.’
As for the command to leave the tree’s stump with its roots, your kingdom will be restored to you as soon as you acknowledge that Heaven rules.
Ephraim is struck down;their roots are withered;they cannot bear fruit.Even if they bear children,I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.
Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced;his height was like the cedars,and he was as sturdy as the oaks;I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.
Early in the morning, as they were passing by, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.
These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs at your love feasts. They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds; trees in late autumn—fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots;