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

  • There is reward
    It is a promising scripture for those who can hear.
  • Cue
    My Mom had me memorize this chapter when I was a child. It has been a help all of my life. I love it!
  • Zenus Thomas
    When I read Ps 1---I go to Gal 5:16--26. Be very aware of the LUST of THE FLESH
  • Daphne Brown
    My mother (deceased 10 years now) highlighted this verse in the bible and placed my name next too it. In my spirit, I believe this verse is speaking to the righteous. It is so easy to get caught up in the world and what's "popular" that majority of us don't take the time to thank God for what we have. We are sinners and God understands that but if you are a true believer God expects more.
  • Paulette Bonds
    We should do what is pleasing to the Lord. We are not perfect beings and there will be times when we do things that are not to his satisfaction. Do not sat in judgment of those whom are weak. If they fall do what you can to lift them up because we are his people and the sheep of his pastures. Be obedient to his word and Praise his name continuesly.
  • Pretty
    Psalms 1 talks about the beauty of being righteous and how the favour of God is upon those who do good and serve Him diligently. It then explains that the ungodly will be punished because they do not follow His counsel.

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