4504 roots

4504 roots

The source and foundation of a tree or plant, anchoring it to the soil, usually found beneath the surface of the ground. Scripture contains literal, metaphorical and figurative references to roots.

Roots of trees and plants

Job 30:4 See also Job 14:7-9; Mt 13:3-6 pp Mk 4:2-6; Mk 11:20-21

Jesus Christ as the “Root of David”

Rev 22:16 See also Isa 11:1-5,10-12; Isa 53:1-3; Ro 15:8-12; Rev 5:5

The metaphorical use of roots

Individuals and nations depicted as trees or plants with roots Job 29:18-20 See also Jdg 5:14; Job 8:11-19; Job 18:5-17; Ps 1:3; Ps 80:14-15; Isa 5:22-24; Isa 14:30; Isa 37:30-32 the Lord’s sign to Hezekiah; Jer 17:7-8; Eze 17:1-10; Eze 31:3-9 Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a tree: Da 4:13-16,23-26
Hos 9:16; Hos 14:5; Mal 4:1; Mt 3:10 pp Lk 3:9; Mt 13:18-21 pp Mk 4:13-17 pp Lk 8:11-13 the parable of the sower; Mt 15:13; Ro 11:13-21

Sources and foundations described as roots 1Ti 6:10 See also Job 19:28; Job 28:9; Pr 12:12; Isa 14:29; Am 2:9; Jnh 2:6

Bitter roots Heb 12:15 See also Dt 29:18

Roots as a symbol of stability and growth

Taking root Col 2:6-7 See also 2Ki 19:30; Job 5:3; Ps 80:8-9; Isa 27:6; Isa 40:24; Jer 12:2; Eph 3:14-19

Being uprooted Job 19:10 See also 1Ki 14:15; Ps 52:5; Pr 10:30; Pr 12:3; Jer 1:10; Jer 12:14-15; Jer 31:28; Jer 45:4; Eze 17:9; Eze 19:12; Jude 12

See also

2203Christ, titles of
4402plants
4416branch
4528trees
5317foundation
5953stability
8443growth

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