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

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

37:35 green bay tree. This is probably the bay laurel, a tall evergreen often used as a symbol of prosperity.

Psalm 38 (title) to bring to remembrance. The superscript to this psalm indicates that David wrote it “to bring to remembrance”—most likely remembering the sins of earlier days, and their baleful effects on others, even though God had forgiven him because of his faith. However, it does seem that the language in some cases goes beyond David’s experience and can only be explained in terms of Christ bearing the sins of every man in His body on the tree (I Peter 2:24). See also the title to Psalm 70.

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