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

  • Mild Bill
    The "way" is lifestyle. Walking is ones purpose or plans, standing is to occupy and sitting is to take rest or comfort. To delight is to know, desire and enjoy. The chaff has no purpose but to be wind driven willy-nilly, Jesus our righteousness allows us to stand in judgement and believers rest in the company of the congregation of other believers. God always knows where we are.
  • Guillermo Maldonado
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 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 PSALM 73:24 THOU SHALT GUIDE ME WITH THY COUNSEL AND AFTERWARD RECEIVE ME TO GLORY JAMES 3:13 WHO IS A WISE MAN ENDUED WITH KNOWLEDGE AMONG YOU LET HIM SHOW OUT OF A GOOD CONVERSATION HIS WORKS WITH MEEKNESS OF WISDOM
  • Sylvester Johnson
    Psalm the praise of King David
  • Judy Browne
    I have prayed with Psalms 1 when I need God through Jesus Christ of Nazareth to give me success in an area that I am praying for, and God has been faithful to me. He has answered those requests a million times. God is a good and faithful God. Amen
  • Jean (Trebor) Forbes
    TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING AMEN