|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Ezek. 17:3, 10; Dan. 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1), the "beautiful branch" (4:2), a "righteous branch" (Jeremiah 23:5), "the Branch" (Zechariah 3:8; 6:12).
Disciples are branches of the true vine (John 15:5, 6). "The branch of the terrible ones" (Isaiah 25:5) is rightly translated in the Revised Version "the song of the terrible ones," i.e., the song of victory shall be brought low by the destruction of Babylon and the return of the Jews from captivity.
The "abominable branch" is a tree on which a malefactor has been hanged (Isaiah 14:19). The "highest branch" in Ezek. 17:3 represents Jehoiakim the king.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
2. (n.) Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
3. (n.) Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.
4. (n.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
5. (n.) A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.
6. (n.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
7. (a.) Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.
8. (v. i.) To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
9. (v. i.) To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
10. (v. t.) To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
11. (v. t.) To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.
Branch (60 Occurrences)
Matthew 24:32 "Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Mark 13:28 "Now from the fig tree, learn this parable. When the branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 15:2 Every branch in me that doesn't bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 15:4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 15:6 If a man doesn't remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 19:29 Now a vessel full of vinegar was set there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop, and held it at his mouth. (See NAS)
Genesis 49:11 Binding his foal to the vine, his donkey's colt to the choice vine; he has washed his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. (See NIV)
Exodus 25:31 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. (Root in KJV WBS YLT)
Exodus 25:33 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lampstand; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 25:35 and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the lampstand. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 37:17 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: (KJV WBS YLT)
Exodus 37:19 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower, and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the lampstand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 37:21 and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 4:2 "Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses, (See NIV)
Numbers 13:23 They came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on a staff between two; they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 24:20 When you are shaking the fruit from your olive-trees, do not go over the branches a second time: let some be for the man from a strange land, the child without a father, and the widow. (Root in BBE YLT NIV)
Judges 7:16 Then separating the three hundred men into three bands, he gave every man a horn, and a vessel in which was a flaming branch. (BBE)
Judges 9:48 Then Abimelech went up to Mount Zalmon, with all his people; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand and, cutting down branches of trees, took them and put them on his back. And he said to the people who were with him, Be quick and do as you have seen me do. (Root in BBE NAS NIV)
Judges 9:49 So all the people got branches, every man cutting down a branch, and they went with Abimelech at their head and, massing the branches against the inner room, put fire to the room over them; so all those who were in the tower of Shechem, about a thousand men and women, were burned to death with it. (Root in BBE NAS NIV)
Job 8:16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. (KJV BBE WBS YLT)
Job 14:7 "For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, that the tender branch of it will not cease. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Job 15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness. The flame shall dry up his branches. By the breath of God's mouth shall he go away. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Job 15:32 It shall be accomplished before his time. His branch shall not be green. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath. Above shall his branch be cut off. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 29:19 My root is spread out to the waters. The dew lies all night on my branch. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 80:15 the stock which your right hand planted, the branch that you made strong for yourself. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT)
Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. (KJV WBS)
Song of Songs 1:14 My love is to me as a branch of the cypress-tree in the vine-gardens of En-gedi. (BBE)
Isaiah 4:2 In that day, Yahweh's branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the beauty and glory of the survivors of Israel. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 9:14 Therefore Yahweh will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 10:33 See, the Lord, the Lord of armies, is cutting off his branches with a great noise, and his strong ones are falling and his high ones are coming down. (Root in BBE YLT)
Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will bear fruit. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 14:19 But you are cast away from your tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Isaiah 17:6 Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 17:9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. (KJV WBS YLT NAS)
Isaiah 19:15 Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 27:11 When its branches are dry they will be broken off; the women will come and put fire to them: for it is a foolish people; for this cause he who made them will have no mercy on them, and he whose work they are will not have pity on them. (Root in BBE DBY YLT)
Isaiah 27:12 And it hath come to pass, in that day, Beat out doth Jehovah from the branch of the river, Unto the stream of Egypt, And ye are gathered one by one, O sons of Israel. (YLT)
Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Jeremiah 1:11 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch of an almond-tree. (BBE NIV)
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up to David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 48:17 All you who are round about him, give signs of grief for him, and all you who have knowledge of his name, say, How is the strong rod broken, even the beautiful branch! (BBE)
Ezekiel 8:17 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have turned again to provoke me to anger: and behold, they put the branch to their nose. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 15:2 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, the vine-branch which is among the trees of the forest? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 17:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar: (KJV DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 17:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent: (KJV BBE DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 19:12 But she was uprooted in burning wrath, and made low on the earth; the east wind came, drying her up, and her branches were broken off; her strong rod became dry, the fire made a meal of it. (Root in BBE NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 19:14 Fire is gone out of the rods of its branches, it has devoured its fruit, so that there is in it no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 27:6 Of oaks of Bashan they made thine oars, Thy bench they have made of ivory, A branch of Ashurim from isles of Chittim. (YLT)
Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 36:8 But you, mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they are at hand to come. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Daniel 1:4 youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and endowed with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the language of the Chaldeans. (See NAS)
Daniel 1:17 Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. (See NAS)
Daniel 11:7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail: (KJV BBE WBS YLT RSV)
Zechariah 3:2 And the Lord said to the Satan, May the Lord's word be sharp against you, O Satan, the word of the Lord who has taken Jerusalem for himself: is this not a burning branch pulled out of the fire? (BBE)
Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, Joshua the high priest, you and your fellows who sit before you; for they are men who are a sign: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant, the Branch. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 6:12 and speak to him, saying,'Thus says Yahweh of Armies, "Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of Yahweh; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Malachi 2:12 The Lord will have the man who does this cut off root and branch out of the tents of Jacob, and him who makes an offering to the Lord of armies. (BBE)
Malachi 4:1 "For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)