Psalms 1:6

“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the vngodly shall perish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.
- Basic English Bible

For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.
- Darby Bible

For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
- Webster's Bible

For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.
- World English Bible

For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the LORD regardeth the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked shall perish.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:6


1:6 Knoweth - He approves, loves, and delights in them, and therefore will recompence them. Perish - All their designs and courses shall come to nothing, and they shall perish with them.


Discussion for Psalms 1

  • 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.
  • Melvin
    Praise Our LORD to everyone,I take Ps.1 to mean I can not do everything the world(sinners)do any more can't even get council from them (amen)(2 Corn.6:17),now I must pray,meditate on EVERYTHING ABOUT GOD THE FATHER,SON, HOLY GHOST, and the ANGELS,even Lucifer,and those demons to be able to win Souls for The Glory of Our GOD!(IJN)!!!.

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