Psalm 37:35
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English Standard Version
I have seen a wicked, ruthless man, spreading himself like a green laurel tree.

King James Bible
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

American Standard Version
I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

English Revised Version
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The division of the verse is wrong; for the ס strophe, without any doubt, closes with חסדיו, and the ע eht dna strophe begins with לעולם, so that, according to the text which we possess, the ע of this word is the acrostic letter. The lxx, however, after εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα φυλαχθήσονται has another line, which suggests another commencement for the ע strophe, and runs in Cod. Vat., incorrectly, ἄμωμοι ἐκδικήσονται, in Cod. Alex., correctly, ἄνομοι δὲ ἐκδιωχθήσονται (Symmachus, ἄνομοι ἐξαρθήσονται). By ἄνομος the lxx translates עריץ in Isaiah 29:20; by ἄνομα, עולה in Job 27:4; and by ἐκδιώκειν, הצמית, the synonym of השׁמיד, in Psalm 101:5; so that consequently this line, as even Venema and Schleusner have discerned, was עוּלים נשׁמדוּ. It will at once be seen that this is only another reading for לעולם נשׁמרו; and, since it stands side by side with the latter, that it is an ancient attempt to produce a correct beginning for the ע strophe, which has been transplanted from the lxx into the text. It is, however, questionable whether this reparation is really a restoration of the original words (Hupfeld, Hitzig); since עוּל (עויל) is not a word found in the Psalms (for which reason Bצttcher's conjecture of עשׁי עולה more readily commends itself, although it is critically less probable), and לעולם נשׁמרו forms a continuation that is more naturally brought about by the context and perfectly logical.

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Psalm 73:3-11 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him...

Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Job 21:7-17 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power...

Isaiah 14:14-19 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High...

a green bay-tree. or, a green tree that groweth in his own soil

Job 8:13-19 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish...

Ezekiel 31:6-10,18 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young...

Daniel 4:20 The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached to the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;

Cross References
Job 5:3
I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.

Job 8:16
He is a lush plant before the sun, and his shoots spread over his garden.

Job 20:5
that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Psalm 37:10
In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.

Isaiah 41:12
You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.

Jeremiah 12:2
You plant them, and they take root; they grow and produce fruit; you are near in their mouth and far from their heart.

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