Psalms 1:5

“Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore the vngodly shall not stand in the iudgement, nor sinners in the Congregation of the righteous.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright,
- Basic English Bible

Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
- Darby Bible

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
- World English Bible

Therefore the wicked rise not in judgment, Nor sinners in the company of the righteous,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:5


1:5 Not stand - Not endure the trial. Judgment - In the great and general judgment of the world.


Discussion for Psalms 1

  • Benita James
    God's plan for the righteous is more than explainable because he made it clear in this passage that whatsoever we doeth shall prosper
  • 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.

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