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

  • Cleveland W. Gibson
    I am a writer and took more than a look at the psalms. I edit as well and I found in the psalms 'thing' were repeated. That does not make them wrong/ bad. I have learned other writers were inspired to write, perhaps 'add' in their thoughts. It is a salute to the original writer of the psalms.I've tried my hand at turning psalm 1 into a poem. It came out well. Church Newsletter next? Who knows?
  • Tim Griffin
    God said i'm like a tree planted by the river of water shall not be move. Come hell and high water i'm still standing.
  • Juanita James
    I love what Psalms one tell me how Jesus came so that I will prosper in his word
  • Mim
    to Barbara Jeffries
    This is a good site lots of regulars ,sharing ideas and opinions . nicely / I enjoy the daily verse. it prompts me to read and think about the Lord more . Glad you're here
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    Powerful and inspectional
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