100 Bible Verses about Trees

Jeremiah 17:8 ESV / 254 helpful votes

He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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.

Job 14:7 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:33 ESV / 124 helpful votes

Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.

Matthew 7:17 ESV / 107 helpful votes

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.

Daniel 4:10-12 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:14 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 60 helpful votes

And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Revelation 22:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Psalm 52:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 60:13 ESV / 39 helpful votes

The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the cypress, the plane, and the pine, to beautify the place of my sanctuary, and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

Genesis 3:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;

1 Kings 19:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.”

Hosea 14:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:16-27 ESV / 24 helpful votes

If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. ...

Genesis 3:3-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

Hosea 14:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like an evergreen cypress; from me comes your fruit.

Isaiah 65:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Isaiah 61:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Ezekiel 17:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.”

Proverbs 11:30 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Judges 9:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.’

Deuteronomy 20:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field human, that they should be besieged by you?

Luke 6:43-45 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Genesis 18:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”

Joshua 24:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 15:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them,

Genesis 3:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Luke 13:6-9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

Genesis 3:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

Isaiah 41:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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 41:1-29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod. Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come. ...

Judges 6:1-40 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. They would encamp against them and devour the produce of the land, as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel and no sheep or ox or donkey. For they would come up with their livestock and their tents; they would come like locusts in number—both they and their camels could not be counted—so that they laid waste the land as they came in. ...

Genesis 3:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

Matthew 3:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Ezekiel 47:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

Judges 9:8-9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.’ But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my abundance, by which gods and men are honored, and go hold sway over the trees?’

Leviticus 26:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

Romans 11:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree.

Isaiah 55:12-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“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. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Isaiah 44:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 92:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 4:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.

Leviticus 23:40 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.

Exodus 10:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 23:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, throughout its whole area, was made over

Genesis 1:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.

John 15:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Psalm 148:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!

Psalm 104:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.

Psalm 104:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 2:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Send me also cedar, cypress, and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon. And my servants will be with your servants,

2 Kings 19:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By your messengers you have mocked the Lord, and you have said, ‘With my many chariots I have gone up the heights of the mountains, to the far recesses of Lebanon; I felled its tallest cedars, its choicest cypresses; I entered its farthest lodging place, its most fruitful forest.

2 Kings 6:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then one of them said, “Be pleased to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.”

1 Kings 10:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 10:11-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Moreover, the fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a very great amount of almug wood and precious stones. And the king made of the almug wood supports for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers. No such almug wood has come or been seen to this day.

Deuteronomy 16:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You shall not plant any tree as an Asherah beside the altar of the Lord your God that you shall make.

Deuteronomy 8:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,

Numbers 24:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the Lord has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.

Leviticus 26:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Leviticus 19:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten.

Exodus 15:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water.

Genesis 35:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried under an oak below Bethel. So he called its name Allon-bacuth.

Revelation 2:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

Zechariah 1:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“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.

Joel 1:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To you, O Lord, I call. For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and flame has burned all the trees of the field.

Joel 1:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The vine dries up; the fig tree languishes. Pomegranate, palm, and apple, all the trees of the field are dried up, and gladness dries up from the children of man.

Ezekiel 31:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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 17:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then he took of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil. He placed it beside abundant waters. He set it like a willow twig,

Ezekiel 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

While their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills,

Jeremiah 6:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord of hosts: “Cut down her trees; cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem. This is the city that must be punished; there is nothing but oppression within her.

Isaiah 55:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Isaiah 44:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams.

Isaiah 11:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.

Isaiah 10:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 7:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 6:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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.

Song of Solomon 2:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Ecclesiastes 12:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets—

Ecclesiastes 2:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.

Proverbs 11:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Psalm 78:47 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamores with frost.

Psalm 74:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They were like those who swing axes in a forest of trees.

Psalm 37:35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 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.

Job 40:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh.

Nehemiah 9:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they captured fortified cities and a rich land, and took possession of houses full of all good things, cisterns already hewn, vineyards, olive orchards and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in your great goodness.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Moreover, the servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum wood and precious stones. And the king made from the algum wood supports for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, lyres also and harps for the singers. There never was seen the like of them before in the land of Judah.

1 Kings 6:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Around all the walls of the house he carved engraved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, in the inner and outer rooms.

1 Kings 5:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So Hiram supplied Solomon with all the timber of cedar and cypress that he desired,

Deuteronomy 20:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Only the trees that you know are not trees for food you may destroy and cut down, that you may build siegeworks against the city that makes war with you, until it falls.

Numbers 33:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they set out from Marah and came to Elim; at Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there.

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