The source and foundation of a tree or plant, anchoring it to the soil, usually found beneath the surface of the ground. Scripture contains literal, metaphorical and figurative references to roots.
Roots of trees and plants
Jesus Christ as the “Root of David”
The metaphorical use of roots
Individuals and nations depicted as trees or plants with roots Job 29:18-20 See also Jdg 5:14; Job 8:11-19; Job 18:5-17; Ps 1:3; Ps 80:14-15; Isa 5:22-24; Isa 14:30; Isa 37:30-32 the
Hos 9:16; Hos 14:5; Mal 4:1; Mt 3:10 pp Lk 3:9; Mt 13:18-21 pp Mk 4:13-17 pp Lk 8:11-13 the parable of the sower; Mt 15:13; Ro 11:13-21
Roots as a symbol of stability and growth
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