Psalms 1:1

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsell of the vngodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornefull.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;
- Darby Bible

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
- World English Bible

O the happiness of that one, who Hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat;
- Youngs Literal Bible

HAPPY IS the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:1


1:1 Blessed - The Hebrew words are very emphatical: O the blessedness of that man! Counsel - That doth not lead his life according to their counsel, or manner of living. Standeth - Which notes a more settled abode in it. Way - In their manner of conversation. Seat - Which notes a constant and resolved perseverance in their wicked courses. Scornful - Of those who make a mock of sin, and scoff at goodness and goodmen. Divers observe a gradation in this verse; the following clause still exceeding the former, for standing is more than walking, and sitting more than standing; and sinners in scripture use, are worse than the ungodly, and the scornful are the worst of sinners.


Discussion for Psalms 1

  • Tany
    I like the part where it says "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water" it assures me that whatever I do in His name will always be noticed by HIM and I will surely be blessed at HIS own perfect timing
  • Lou Sturtevant
    Love Psalms. It is very enlightening.
  • Mr.Smith
    Further revelation of truth. When we really understand the power of "Christ in us", we can live and operate in all the fullness of God. He created us in His image and likeness and has given us all His authority to rule and reign here on earth. Cassie, read Luke 17:20-21. The KOG is not somewhere you're "going to", it is already "inside" you if you have received Christ Jesus.
  • Irene123
    To C. Jones - Ps.1:2 - but his delight is in the LAW of the Lord. Also Deut. 11:27, 28; Jn. 14:15; 15:1; 1 Jn. 5:3. What is your opinion of why God gave us His word - the Bible ..... ?
  • Ted
    I am called Evangelist and to live a God filled life. He has protected, provided and leads me in my daily life. I continue to study and desire to do his will. My hope has been to be happily married, but what good is a pretty face if no one loves you. I Thank God for Blessing me with my son and grandchildren, even though I have sinned and fail short, He is The forgiving God and found place for me
  • C Jones
    My friends you cannot earn your way to Heaven by obeying or abiding in the will of God. We are sinners and we need a savior. Jesus died and rose again to give us eternal life and he promises that all who ask him for salvation will be saved.
    Acts 16:30 "And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
    31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,"