Psalms 1:4

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The vngodly are not so: but are like the chaffe, which the winde driueth away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked are not so; but are as the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- Darby Bible

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
- World English Bible

Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Not so the wicked; but they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:4


1:4 Ungodly - Their condition is far different. Chaff - They are restless and unquiet: their seeming felicity, hath no firm foundation, but quickly vanishes and flees away as chaff before the wind.


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,"

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