Psalms 1:1

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsell of the vngodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornefull.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;
- Darby Bible

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
- World English Bible

O the happiness of that one, who Hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked. And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scorners hath not sat;
- Youngs Literal Bible

HAPPY IS the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:1


1:1 Blessed - The Hebrew words are very emphatical: O the blessedness of that man! Counsel - That doth not lead his life according to their counsel, or manner of living. Standeth - Which notes a more settled abode in it. Way - In their manner of conversation. Seat - Which notes a constant and resolved perseverance in their wicked courses. Scornful - Of those who make a mock of sin, and scoff at goodness and goodmen. Divers observe a gradation in this verse; the following clause still exceeding the former, for standing is more than walking, and sitting more than standing; and sinners in scripture use, are worse than the ungodly, and the scornful are the worst of sinners.


Discussion for Psalms 1

  • Bettye
    Psalm 1 reminds me not to get advice from a woman getting a divorce if I'm going through marriage problems.
  • Sammie
    i give this five stars
  • RV
    PSALMS 1 THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING US UDERSTANDUNG OF YOUR WILL OF HOW WE ARE TO LIVE THROUGH YOUR WORD GIVE US EACH DAY THE STRENGTH THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE VICTORIOUS AND HONOR YOU LORD P.S. WE NEED YOU
  • Mild Bill
    Blessedness in the life of a believer comes from their constant consideration of God's mind/word.What is in your life shows to others.Only saved sinners/believers find comfort in the fact that God knows them.But for the grace of God,there is none righteous,no not one.God's voice is irresistible to those he gives life.He that hath the Son,hath life.Come unto me,is the invitation spoken by Jesus.
  • Evangerlist R.Williams
    Psalms 1; Is a clear view that we that are save should live like GODs children; we should be watching and praying not being deceiving by the different sinners we meet and greet That sinners can be converted to CHRIST through the life we as real children of GOD live. Not being a stumbling block living like the world and talking for CHRIST, LETS BE REAL by lifting up the name of JESUS at all times
  • Olusegun Oyewole
    Psalm 1 :1 shows us that 3 positions are needful to do anything - stand, walk and sit. There are gravity for every position and the most is done while sitting - we sit to scorn, to plot evil (a position of rest)- the sitting position requires careful analysis etc. Believers must be careful and rather use this position to read and meditate on the Word of God.