New International Version
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
King James Bible
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
Darby Bible Translation
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading like a green tree in its native soil:
World English Bible
I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
Young's Literal Translation
I have seen the wicked terrible, And spreading as a green native plant,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay-tree - Does not this refer to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and to the vision he had of the great tree which was in the midst of the earth, the head of which reached up to heaven? See Daniel 4:10, etc.
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a green bay-tree. or, a green tree that groweth in his own soil
LibraryNovember 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is, …
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April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden;
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.
You have planted them, and they have taken root; they grow and bear fruit. You are always on their lips but far from their hearts.
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