Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 man in great power and spreading himself like a green tree 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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 the Lord and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land. You will watch when the wicked are destroyed. 35 I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree. 36 Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found.


Cross References

Job 5:3

I have seen a fool taking root, but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.

Esther 5:11

Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had promoted him in rank and given him a high position over the other officials and the royal staff.

Job 8:13-19

Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish.

Job 21:7-17

Why do the wicked continue to live, growing old and becoming powerful?

Psalm 73:3-11

For I envied the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Isaiah 14:14-19

I will ascend above the highest clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

Ezekiel 31:6-10

All the birds of the sky nested in its branches, and all the animals of the field gave birth beneath its boughs; all the great nations lived in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:18

"Who then are you like in glory and greatness among Eden's trees? You also will be brought down to the underworld [to be] with the trees of Eden. You will lie among the uncircumcised with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his hordes"-the declaration of the Lord God .

Daniel 4:20-33

The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, whose top reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth,

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