No shrub of the field had yet [grown] on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.
Food may come from the earth, but below the surface the earth is transformed as by fire.
He causes grass to grow for the livestock and [provides] crops for man to cultivate, producing food from the earth,
wine that makes man's heart glad-- making his face shine with oil-- and bread that sustains man's heart.
The trees of the LORD flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.
There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.
who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills.
If that's how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won't He do much more for you-- you of little faith?
For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it, and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for, receives a blessing from God.
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 midst 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,
He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
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 drought or cease producing fruit.
Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore every tree that doesn't produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
You'll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.
A good tree can't produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit.
Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
So you'll recognize them by their fruit.
The soil produces a crop by itself-- first the blade, then the head, and then the ripe grain on the head.
"A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit.
For each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs aren't gathered from thornbushes, or grapes picked from a bramble bush.
Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers, or a grapevine [produce] figs? Neither can a saltwater spring yield fresh water.