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

  • SisterLiz:o)
    Psalms 1 is a wonderful reminder of God’s parental characteristics. His love is so prominent here. I can almost visualize Him pointing out the paths. God has provided letters of Love for us like a parent warning, guiding and encouraging a beloved child during their long pilgrimage home. To me, Psalms 1 is so inspirational:o)
  • Nalugosandrah
    its a great encouragement.
  • Sandra Taylor
    Psalm one is the basis for GUIDANCE, FRUITFULNESS, AND RIGHT STANDINDG WITH GOD.
  • Andrea A.
    What stands out to me in this chapter is the whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. That speaks to me because we can know that whatever we do for the Lord, to praise his name and bring him glory....it is never ever a waste.
  • Dannine Harkins
    I agree with God. The Mercies and beauty of Christ Jesus is the converted man filled with the power of the power of the holy spirit and the word of God becomes righteous through his faith in Christ Jesus and no longer walks in the council of the ungodly. He becomes the righteousness of God. He can no longer dwell with sinners.
  • Lauriana millis
    That. Is so true
    We have to praise the lord
    Trust and believe. In him

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