30 Bible Verses About Trees (Explained)

Trees stand as silent witnesses to the passing of time, offering shade, shelter, and sustenance to all who dwell in their midst. In the Bible, trees are often used as symbols of strength, growth, and spiritual nourishment. Join us as we look into verses that celebrate the beauty and significance of trees, inviting us to deepen our roots in faith and flourish in God’s abundant grace.

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Bible Verses About Trees

Psalm 1:3 – Like a tree planted by streams of water

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

Isaiah 61:3 – The planting of the Lord

To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 – A tree planted by water

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

Matthew 3:10 – Every tree that does not bear good fruit

And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Matthew 7:17-20 – Good trees bear good fruit

Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Mark 8:24 – I see men like trees

Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.

Luke 6:43-44 – For no good tree bears bad fruit

For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

Luke 13:6-7 – The parable of the fig tree

He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?'”

John 15:1-2 – Every branch that does not bear fruit

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

John 15:4 – Abide in Me, and I in you

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

Romans 11:17-18 – You, being a wild olive tree

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

1 Corinthians 3:6-7 – I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

Colossians 2:6-7 – Rooted and built up in Him

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Psalm 52:8 – Like a green olive tree in the house of God

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

Proverbs 11:30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.

Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Proverbs 15:4 – A wholesome tongue is a tree of life

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

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Song of Solomon 2:3 – As the apple tree among the trees of the woods

As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons.

Song of Solomon 4:13-14 – Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates

Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with pleasant fruits, fragrant henna with spikenard, spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.

Isaiah 55:12 – The mountains and the hills shall break forth

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

Ezekiel 47:12 – Their fruit will be for food

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.

Matthew 13:32 – The mustard seed, which a man took

Which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.

Matthew 21:19 – Let no fruit grow on you ever again

And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

Mark 11:13-14 – Let no one eat fruit from you ever again

And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.

Luke 6:44 – A tree is known by its fruit

For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

Luke 21:29-30 – Look at the fig tree, and all the trees

Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.

John 12:24 – Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

Revelation 2:7 – To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.

Revelation 22:2 – In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river

In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:14 – Blessed are those who do His commandments

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

Psalm 92:12 – The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Song of Solomon 7:7-8 – Your stature is like a palm tree

Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts like its clusters. I said, “I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches.” Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples.

Jeremiah 10:5 – A tree they decorate with silver and gold

They are upright, like a palm tree, and they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, nor can they do any good.

Revelation 7:9 – A great multitude which no one could number

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

Isaiah 41:19 – I will plant in the wilderness

I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together.

2 Samuel 5:23-24 – When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees

Therefore David inquired of the Lord, and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.”

Job 19:10 – He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone

He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone; my hope He has uprooted like a tree.

Psalm 37:35 – I have seen the wicked in great power

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a native green tree.

Proverbs 21:21 – He who follows righteousness and mercy

Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.

Isaiah 44:14-17 – He plants a fir tree and the rain nourishes it

He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak; He secures it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir tree, and the rain nourishes it. Then it shall be for a man to burn, for he will take some of it and warm himself; Yes, he kindles it and bakes bread; Indeed he makes a god and worships it; He makes it a carved image, and falls down to it. He burns half of it in the fire; With this half he eats meat; He roasts a roast, and is satisfied. He even warms himself and says, “Ah! I am warm, I have seen the fire.”

Jeremiah 10:3-5 – The customs of the peoples are futile

For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple. They are upright, like a palm tree, and they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, nor can they do any good.

Ezekiel 20:47 – And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord

And say to the forest of the South, “Hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree and every dry tree in you; the blazing flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be scorched by it.

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