What does the Bible say about the Christmas tree? There is some dispute on the issue of whether the Bible actually makes a reference to the trees now used in the celebration of Christmas. The specific mention comes from Jeremiah 10:3-4, stating "For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter."

Initially, it might appear that these verses are referring to Christmas trees, made from the forest and adorned with gold and silver decorations. But a more thorough look at the whole chapter makes it evident that God is speaking about creating a carved image, or idol, from the trunk of a tree. This is made apparent in the explanation of verse 8, "But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; a wooden idol is a worthless doctrine."

Discover the scripture quotes that are related to the biblical significance of trees from this collection of Bible verses!