named only in Ps. 37:35, Authorized Version. The Hebrew word so
rendered is "ereh", which simply means "native born", i.e., a
tree not transplanted, but growing on its native soil, and
therefore luxuriantly. If the psalmist intended by this word to
denote any particular tree, it may have been the evergreen bay
laurel (Laurus nobilis), which is a native of Israel. Instead
of "like a green bay tree" in the Authorized Version, the
Revised Version has, "like a green tree in its native soil."