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

  • A disciple
    If you wish to live, keep the commandments. If you would be perfect, forsake the sin and deceit of the world, and follow Jesus with all your heart. Do you want God? He is closer than your hands and feet, and His word is near, even in your mouth! But your sins have separated you from your God, and will sink you lower than the grave, if you don't repent and turn your life to seek the Lord in truth.
  • Thomas E Snead
    Hi my friend I would like to find God for a new life
  • Billy Meyer
    God gives us a progression of the downward spiral of the unsanctified life: walking in the council of the ungodly, standing in the way of sinners, sitting in the seat of the scornful. In Ephesians, God gives us the formula for a victorious life in Christ: SIT down in Christ( rest from all your labors to save your self). WALK worthy of the Lord in a separated walk, STAND true to our Calling.
  • Sharon Jones
    Thank you Lord that whenever I am standing in the way of the scornful. My angels are standing right there with me, Hallelujah!!!!
  • MICHAEL
    God's Word will also bring him glory ! And his word will be a Standard to live up too. Amen
  • Lee echols
    We must be careful to avoid the advice of evil people and not be led by those that have not given their lives to Lord who paid the price for us to have a way to eternal life. It is his example we must follow daily, and not those that seek life and approval of the world.