Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

I have seen a lawless man, a tyrant, and spreading himself out, like a cedar in Lebanon;

New American Standard Bible

I have seen a wicked, violent man
Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

I have seen a wicked, violent man
well-rooted like a flourishing native tree.

International Standard Version

I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil.

A Conservative Version

I have seen a wicked man in great power, and spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


I have seen a wicked, violent man [with great power]
Spreading and flaunting himself like a cedar in its native soil,

Bible in Basic English

I have seen the evil-doer in great power, covering the earth like a great tree.

Darby Translation

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading like a green tree in its native soil:

Julia Smith Translation

I saw the unjust one making afraid, and spreading abroad as a green native tree.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have seen [the] wicked acting violently and spreading himself out like a luxuriant native tree.

Modern King James verseion

I have seen the wicked ruthless, and spreading himself like a luxuriant native tree.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I myself have seen the ungodly in great power, and flourishing like a green bay-tree.

NET Bible

I have seen ruthless evil men growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil.

New Heart English Bible

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

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

I have seen the wicked terrible, And spreading as a green native plant,

References

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Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

34 Wait for Yahweh, and observe thou his path, that he may exalt thee, to inherit the earth, On the cutting off of the lawless, shalt thou look. 35 I have seen a lawless man, a tyrant, and spreading himself out, like a cedar in Lebanon; 36 Then I passed by, and lo! he had vanished! Yea I sought him, but he could not be found.


Cross References

Job 5:3

I, have seen the foolish taking root, and then hath his home decayed, in a moment:

Esther 5:11

and Haman recounted unto them the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, - and all the things wherein the king had promoted him to power, and how he had advanced him, above the rulers and the servants of the king.

Job 8:13-19

So, shall be the latter end of all who forget GOD, and, the hope of the impious, shall perish:

Job 21:7-17

Wherefore do, lawless men, live, advance in years, even wax mighty in power?

Psalm 73:3-11

For I was envious of the boasters, At the prosperity of the lawless, used I to look.

Isaiah 14:14-19

I will mount on the hills of the clouds, I will match the Most High!

Ezekiel 31:6-10

Among his branches, all the birds of the heavens I made their nests, And under his boughs, all the wild beasts of the field brought forth I, - And in his shade, dwelt all the mighty nations.

Ezekiel 31:18

Unto whom couldst thou be likened thus, in glory and in greatness, among the trees of Eden? Yet shalt thou be caused to descend with the trees of Eden into the earth below In the midst of the uncircumcised, shalt thou lie down With them who were thrust through by the sword, the same, is Pharaoh and all his multitude, Declareth My Lord Yahweh.

Daniel 4:20-33

The tree which thou sawest, which grew and became strong, whose, height, reached unto the heavens, and, the view, thereof to all the earth:

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