1 tn Or “flourish.”
2 tn Heb “in order that they might be destroyed permanently.”
sn God allows the wicked to prosper temporarily so that he might reveal his justice. When the wicked are annihilated, God demonstrates that wickedness does not pay off.
3 tn The singular is used in a representative sense, with the typical godly person being in view.
4 sn The cedars of the Lebanon forest were well-known in ancient Israel for their immense size.