Psalms 37:35

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue seene the wicked in great power: and spreading himselfe like a greene bay tree.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
- Webster's Bible

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

I have seen the wicked terrible, And spreading as a green native plant,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a leafy tree in its native soil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 37:35


37:35 Bay - tree - Which is continually green and flourishing even in winter.


Discussion for Psalms 37:35

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 35
    King David says I have seen the wicked in great power spreading himself like a green bay tree. This verse reminds us of Hitler when he was in power, and looked like the Allies were going to be defeated, but God turned the tide. Hitler was defeated, and Hitler is nowhere to be found. The Lord wants us to mark the end of the perfect man, for his way is peace. The meek will inherit the earth, and be satisfied. So don't fret, only wait on the Lord to bring it to pass.

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