The Bible uses flowers often as imagery of beauty and growth. Very few species of flowers are specifically mentioned, however Palestine and Western Syria are calculated to have over 2,000 different types of plants and flowers! In Palestine the annual spring-time display of wild flowers, so glorious for a few short weeks, is followed by such desolation. The fresh and brilliant colors fade into masses of withered leaves (not uncommonly cleared by burning), and then even these are blown, away, so that but bare, cracked and baked earth remains for long months where once all was beauty, color and life. (Flowers, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
Here is our collection of favorite bible verses referring to flowers. As you read, reflect on the symbolism and analogy used to describe life as being delicate and beautiful.
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31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
34 And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.
17 And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:
20 And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.
33 And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.
4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
18 And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.
32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
35 And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.
26 And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.
49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,
5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.
21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.