One of the most enduring symbols found within its sacred verses is that of the tree—a symbol that embodies profound meanings and resonates across cultures and faiths. From the majestic cedars of Lebanon to the humble fig tree, these botanical wonders often serve as conduits for conveying spiritual truths, moral lessons, and insights into the human condition.

Bible verses about trees.
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In this exploration of “Bible Verses about Trees,” we embark on a journey through scripture to unearth the significance of these arboreal references, discovering how they offer wisdom, guidance, and a deeper connection to both the divine and the natural world. Join us as we delve into the verses that root our understanding of trees as more than mere botanical entities but as vessels of timeless wisdom and profound symbolism.

List of Bible Verses About Trees

Genesis 2:9

“And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.”

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Genesis 3:2

“We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden.”

Genesis 18:4

“Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.”

Leviticus 23:40

“And you shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook.”

Deuteronomy 20:19

“When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees.”

Deuteronomy 21:22

“And if a man has committed a crime punishable by death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree.”

Joshua 24:26

“And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the terebinth that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.”

Judges 6:11

“Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites.”

1 Samuel 14:2

“Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah in the pomegranate cave at Migron.”

Bible verses about trees.
Bible verse from the book of Genesis 3:2.

1 Kings 4:25

“And Judah and Israel lived in safety, from Dan even to Beersheba, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, all the days of Solomon.”

1 Kings 6:32

Describes the olive-wood doors in the temple.

2 Kings 19:30

“And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward.”

2 Chronicles 1:15

“And the king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.”

Nehemiah 8:15

“And that they should proclaim it and publish it in all their towns and in Jerusalem, ‘Go out to the hills and bring branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, as it is written.'”

Job 8:16

“He is a lush plant before the sun, and his shoots spread over his garden.”

Job 14:7

“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.”

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Job 24:20

“The womb forgets them; the worm finds them sweet; they are no longer remembered, so wickedness is broken like a tree.”

Psalm 1:3

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”

Psalm 37:35

“I have seen a wicked, ruthless man, spreading himself like a green laurel tree.”

Psalm 52:8

“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.”

Bible verses about trees.
Bible verse from the book of Genesis 18:4.

Psalm 92:12

“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.”

Psalm 96:12

“Let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.”

Psalm 104:16

“The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.”

Psalm 148:9

“Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!”

Proverbs 3:18

“She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.”

Proverbs 11:30

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.”

Proverbs 13:12

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Proverbs 15:4

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”

Proverbs 27:18

“Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.”

Isaiah 1:29

“For you shall be ashamed of the oaks that you desired; and you shall blush for the gardens that you have chosen.”

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Isaiah 6:13

“And though a tenth remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak, whose stump remains when it is felled. The holy seed is its stump.”

Isaiah 7:2

“And the house of David was told, ‘Syria is in league with Ephraim.’ And the heart of Ahaz and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.”

Isaiah 9:10

“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”

Isaiah 10:19

“The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few that a child can write them down.”

Isaiah 24:13

“For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth among the nations, as when an olive tree is beaten, as at the gleaning when the grape harvest is done.”

Bible verses about trees.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 15:4.

Isaiah 41:19

“I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together.”

Isaiah 44:14

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

Isaiah 55:12

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Ezekiel 6:13

“And they shall know that I am the Lord, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every leafy oak, wherever they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols.”

Ezekiel 15:2

“Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any wood, the vine branch that is among the trees of the forest?”

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Ezekiel 17:24

“And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.”

Ezekiel 20:28

“For when I had brought them into the land that I swore to give them, then wherever they saw any high hill or any leafy tree, there they offered their sacrifices and there they presented the provocation of their offering; there they sent up their pleasing aromas, and there they poured out their drink offerings.”

Ezekiel 31:3

“Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches and forest shade, and of towering height, its top among the clouds.”

Ezekiel 31:4

“The waters nourished it; the deep made it grow tall, making its rivers flow around the place of its planting, sending forth its streams to all the trees of the field.”

Ezekiel 31:5

“So it towered high above all the trees of the field; its boughs grew large and its branches long from abundant water in its shoots.”

Bible verses about trees.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 92:12.

Ezekiel 31:6

“All the birds of the heavens made their nests in its boughs; under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth to their young, and under its shadow lived all great nations.”

Ezekiel 31:7

“It was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its roots went down to abundant waters.”

Ezekiel 31:8

“The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor the fir trees equal its boughs; neither were the plane trees like its branches; no tree in the garden of God was its equal in beauty.”

Ezekiel 31:9

“I made it beautiful in the mass of its branches, and all the trees of Eden envied it, that were in the garden of God.”

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Ezekiel 31:14

“All this is in order that no trees by the waters may grow to towering height or set their tops among the clouds, and that no trees that drink water may reach up to them in height. For they are all given over to death, to the world below, among the children of man, with those who go down to the pit.”

Daniel 4:10

“The visions of my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great.”

Daniel 4:11

“The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth.”

Daniel 4:12

“Its leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the heavens lived in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.”

Daniel 4:14

“He proclaimed aloud and said thus: ‘Chop down the tree and lop off its branches, strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts flee from under it and the birds from its branches.'”

Daniel 4:15

“But leave the stump of its roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze, amid the tender grass of the field. Let him be wet with the dew of heaven. Let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth.”

Daniel 4:20

“The tree you saw, which grew and became strong, so that its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth.”

Hosea 14:6

“His shoots shall spread out; his beauty shall be like the olive, and his fragrance like Lebanon.”

Zechariah 1:8

“I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.”

Mark 11:20

“As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.”