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 1:1

  • MockingBird for verse 1
    The ungodly are those that know not God : As Christians along with those of us that call on the Lord : We are to separate ourselves from the ungodly : Have no fellowship : We are Blessed when we seek God's counsel and do it : Yes sometimes even from loved ones and some fellow Christians that do not allow God to have His will in their lives : That say they are a Christian but have no fruit bearing in their lives !!!
  • This days there are lot of false prophet because, Jesus said in the end times false prophet shall arise
  • Everett for verse 1
    Through psalms 1:1 I 've learned that I must seek Godly council to be happy and free, I must stay away from the ungodly and worldly advise, unless to witness the truth. Jesus
  • The leaf of a blessed man will not wither. nor fly with the breeze. its roots will be beneath where water flows
  • Barcyekanem for verse 1
    Give us your wisdom O Lord on how to abide on this verse. Amen.
  • Christopher mlodzeni for verse 1
    holiness and the fear of the Lord is the only key standard for our success be it spiritually, financially, divine health hence our prayers are even effective and communicative embraced by the Holy Spirit fellowship.