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What is the meaning of the olive tree in Psalm 128:3?


Psalms 128:3

NKJV - 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table.

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20150118 134202 Faustino Ngombo Bible/Theology student; IT Technician
Firstly, before we get to the meaning of ''olive tree'' here, we ought to understand the context of Psalm 128:
- The context tells us about the benefits of fearing the Lord; those that fear Him are blessed (see vv. 1-2).
- Now, in v. 3, ''olive tree'' is mentioned figuratively, meaning that the children of a man who fears God would be vigorous and vivid, just as an olive tree. Therefore, in scriptural language, an olive tree is an emblem (representation or figure) of vitatility and vigour (see Psalms 52:8; Jeremiah 11:16).

I hope this helps.

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