'Tree' in the Bible
God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you,
The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden,
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”
Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?”
But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’”
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
Then He asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”
And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:The ground is cursed because of you.You will eat from it by means of painful laborall the days of your life.
The Lord God said, “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, take from the tree of life, eat, and live forever.”
He drove man out and stationed the cherubim and the flaming, whirling sword east of the garden of Eden to guard the way to the tree of life.
Let a little water be brought, that you may wash your feet and rest yourselves under the tree.
Then Abraham took curds and milk, and the calf that he had prepared, and set them before the men. He served them as they ate under the tree.
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.
In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from off you—and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body.”
Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast. The hail beat down every plant of the field and shattered every tree in the field.
They will cover the surface of the land so that no one will be able to see the land. They will eat the remainder left to you that escaped the hail; they will eat every tree you have growing in the fields.
So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he threw it into the water, the water became drinkable.He made a statute and ordinance for them at Marah and He tested them there.
“When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, you are to consider the fruit forbidden. It will be forbidden to you for three years; it is not to be eaten.
Destroy completely all the places where the nations that you are driving out worship their gods—on the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree.
If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.
“If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree,
you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung on a tree is under God’s curse. You must not defile the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.
“If you come across a bird’s nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.
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.
He hung the body of the king of Ai on a tree until evening, and at sunset Joshua commanded that they take his body down from the tree. They threw it down at the entrance of the city gate and put a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day.
It was her custom to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her for judgment.
Now Heber the Kenite had moved away from the Kenites, the sons of Hobab, Moses’ father-in-law, and pitched his tent beside the oak tree of Zaanannim, which was near Kedesh.
The trees set outto anoint a king over themselves.They said to the olive tree, “Reign over us.”
But the olive tree said to them,“Should I stop giving my oilthat honors both God and man,and rule over the trees?”
Then the trees said to the fig tree,“Come and reign over us.”
But the fig tree said to them,“Should I stop givingmy sweetness and my good fruit,and rule over trees?”
Saul was staying under the pomegranate tree in Migron on the outskirts of Gibeah. The troops with him numbered about 600.
Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. At that time Saul was in Gibeah, sitting under the tamarisk tree at the high place. His spear was in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.
Afterward, they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh and fasted seven days.
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.
One of the men saw him and informed Joab. He said, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree!”
Joab said, “I’m not going to waste time with you!” He then took three spears in his hand and thrust them into Absalom’s heart while he was still alive in the oak tree,
Throughout Solomon’s reign, Judah and Israel lived in safety from Dan to Beer-sheba, each man under his own vine and his own fig tree.
He followed the man of God and found him sitting under an oak tree. He asked him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?”“I am,” he said.
They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;
but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.”
Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.Suddenly, an angel touched him. The angel told him, “Get up and eat.”
Then you must attack every fortified city and every choice city. You must cut down every good tree and stop up every spring of water. You must ruin every good piece of land with stones.”
They destroyed the cities, and each of them threw stones to cover every good piece of land. They stopped up every spring of water and cut down every good tree. In the end, only the buildings of Kir-hareseth were left. Then men with slings surrounded the city and attacked it.
As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Oh, my master, it was borrowed!”
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.
“Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: ‘Make peace with me and surrender to me. Then every one of you may eat from his own vine and his own fig tree, and every one may drink water from his own cistern
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
We will bring the firstfruits of our land and of every fruit tree to the Lord’s house year by year.
We will bring a loaf from our first batch of dough to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God. We will also bring the firstfruits of our grain offerings, of every fruit tree, and of the new wine and oil. A tenth of our land’s produce belongs to the Levites, for the Levites are to collect the one-tenth offering in all our agricultural towns.
There is hope for a tree:If it is cut down, it will sprout again,and its shoots will not die.
He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapesand like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.
He tears me down on every side so that I am ruined.He uproots my hope like a tree.
The womb forgets them;worms feed on them;they are remembered no more.So injustice is broken like a tree.
They plucked mallow among the shrubs,and the roots of the broom tree were their food.
He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree;the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.
He is like a tree planted beside streams of waterthat bears its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not wither.Whatever he does prospers.
I have seen a wicked, violent manwell-rooted like a flourishing native tree.
But I am like a flourishing olive treein the house of God;I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.
The righteous thrive like a palm treeand grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon.
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,and those who hold on to her are happy.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,but violence takes lives.
Delayed hope makes the heart sick,but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.
The tongue that heals is a tree of life,but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,and whoever looks after his master will be honored.
I made gardens and parks for myself and planted every kind of fruit tree in them.
If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain on the earth;whether a tree falls to the south or the north,the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road;the almond tree blossoms,the grasshopper loses its spring,and the caper berry has no effect;for man is headed to his eternal home,and mourners will walk around in the street;
W Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest,so is my love among the young men.I delight to sit in his shade,and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
The fig tree ripens its figs;the blossoming vines give off their fragrance.Arise, my darling.Come away, my beautiful one.
Your stature is like a palm tree;your breasts are clusters of fruit.
I said, “I will climb the palm treeand take hold of its fruit.”May your breasts be like clusters of grapes,and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.
Y Who is this coming up from the wilderness,leaning on the one she loves?W I awakened you under the apricot tree.There your mother conceived you;there she conceived and gave you birth.
For this is how it will be on earthamong the nations:like a harvested olive tree,like a gleaning after a grape harvest.
All the heavenly bodies will dissolve.The skies will roll up like a scroll,and their stars will all witheras leaves wither on the vine,and foliage on the fig tree.
Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: “Make peace with me and surrender to me. Then every one of you may eat from his own vine and his own fig tree and drink water from his own cistern
Rejoice, heavens, for the Lord has acted;shout, depths of the earth.Break out into singing, mountains,forest, and every tree in it.For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,and glorifies Himself through Israel.
No foreigner who has joined himself to the Lordshould say,“The Lord will exclude me from His people”;and the eunuch should not say,“Look, I am a dried-up tree.”
who burn with lust among the oaks,under every green tree,who slaughter children in the wadisbelow the clefts of the rocks?
They will not build and others live in them;they will not plant and others eat.For My people’s lives will belike the lifetime of a tree.My chosen ones will fully enjoythe work of their hands.
Then the word of the Lord came to me, asking, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”I replied, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”
For long ago I broke your yoke;I tore off your chains.You insisted, “I will not serve!”On every high hilland under every green treeyou lie down like a prostitute.
say to a tree, “You are my father,”and to a stone, “You gave birth to me.”For they have turned their back to Meand not their face,yet in their time of disaster they beg,“Rise up and save us!”
In the days of King Josiah the Lord asked me, “Have you seen what unfaithful Israel has done? She has ascended every high hill and gone under every green tree to prostitute herself there.
Indifferent to her prostitution, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.
Only acknowledge your guilt—you have rebelled against the Lord your God.You have scattered your favors to strangersunder every green treeand have not obeyed My voice.This is the Lord’s declaration.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “Look, My anger—My burning wrath—is about to be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the tree of the field, and on the produce of the land. My wrath will burn and not be quenched.”
I will gather them and bring them to an end.This is the Lord’s declaration.There will be no grapes on the vine,no figs on the fig tree,and even the leaf will wither.Whatever I have given them will be lost to them.
for the customs of the peoples are worthless.Someone cuts down a tree from the forest;it is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
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.
for I was like a docile lamb led to slaughter.I didn’t know that they had devised plots against me:“Let’s destroy the tree with its fruit;let’s cut him off from the land of the livingso that his name will no longer be remembered.”
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.
You will all know that I am Yahweh when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, and under every green tree and every leafy oak—the places where they offered pleasing aromas to all their idols.
Then all the trees of the field will knowthat I am Yahweh.I bring down the tall tree,and make the low tree tall.I cause the green tree to witherand make the withered tree thrive.I, Yahweh, have spokenand I will do it.
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.
and say to the forest there: Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord God says: I am about to ignite a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame will not be extinguished, and every face from the south to the north will be scorched by it.
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