Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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 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 on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. 36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.


Cross References

Job 5:3

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

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, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Job 8:13-19

So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

Job 21:7-17

Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

Psalm 73:3-11

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Isaiah 14:14-19

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Ezekiel 31:6-10

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, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

Ezekiel 31:18

To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

Daniel 4:20-33

The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;

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