PSALM 37:35



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

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Psalm 37:35 Translation & Meaning

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I have seen רָ֭אִיתִי To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seen
the wicked רָשָׁ֣ע Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
in great power, עָרִ֑יץ Fearful, i.e., powerful or tyrannical great power
and spreading himself וּ֝מִתְעָרֶ֗ה To be (causatively, make) bare; hence, to empty, pour out, demolish spreading himself
like a green רַעֲנָֽן׃ Verdant; by analogy, new; figuratively, prosperous like green
bay tree. כְּאֶזְרָ֥ח A spontaneous growth, i.e., native (tree or persons) bay tree

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  • 33  The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.

  • 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.

  • 37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

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