He will be like (A)a tree firmly planted by [a]streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its [b]leaf does not wither;
And [c]in whatever he does, (B)he prospers.

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  1. Psalm 1:3 Or canals
  2. Psalm 1:3 Or foliage
  3. Psalm 1:3 Or all that he does prospers

12 The (A)righteous man will [a]flourish like the palm tree,
He will grow like a (B)cedar in Lebanon.
13 (C)Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish (D)in the courts of our God.
14 They will still [b](E)yield fruit in old age;
They shall be [c]full of sap and very green,

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  1. Psalm 92:12 Lit sprout
  2. Psalm 92:14 Or thrive in
  3. Psalm 92:14 Lit fat and

‘Behold, Assyria was a (A)cedar in Lebanon
With beautiful branches and forest shade,
And [a](B)very high,
And its top was among the [b]clouds.
‘The (C)waters made it grow, the [c]deep made it high.
With its rivers it continually [d]extended all around its planting place,
And sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.
‘Therefore (D)its height was loftier than all the trees of the field
And its boughs became many and its branches long
Because of (E)many waters [e]as it spread them out.
‘All the (F)birds of the heavens nested in its boughs,
And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth,
And all great nations lived under its shade.
‘So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches;
For its [f]roots extended to many waters.
‘The (G)cedars in (H)God’s garden [g]could not match it;
The [h]cypresses [i]could not compare with its boughs,
And the plane trees [j]could not match its branches.
No tree in (I)God’s garden [k]could compare with it in its beauty.
‘I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches,
And all the trees of (J)Eden, which were in the (K)garden of God, were jealous of it.

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  1. Ezekiel 31:3 Lit high of stature
  2. Ezekiel 31:3 So Gr; M.T. thick boughs
  3. Ezekiel 31:4 I.e. subterranean waters
  4. Ezekiel 31:4 Lit was going
  5. Ezekiel 31:5 Lit in its sending forth
  6. Ezekiel 31:7 Lit root was
  7. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit did
  8. Ezekiel 31:8 Or Phoenician junipers
  9. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit did
  10. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit were not like
  11. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit did

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