Psalms 1:3

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he shalbe like a tree planted by the riuers of water, that bringeth foorth his fruit in his season, his leafe also shall not wither, and whatsoeuer he doeth, shall prosper.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He will be like a tree {firmly} planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That bringeth forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also doth not wither; And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.
- Basic English Bible

And he [is] as a tree planted by brooks of water, which giveth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf fadeth not; and all that he doeth prospereth.
- Darby Bible

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in season; its leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he doeth shall prosper.
- Webster's Bible

He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.
- World English Bible

And he hath been as a tree, Planted by rivulets of water, That giveth its fruit in its season, And its leaf doth not wither, And all that he doth he causeth to prosper.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:3


1:3 Whither - His happiness is not short and transitory, but, like those trees which are continually green and flourishing.


Discussion for Psalms 1

  • Art KC
    We are living in the end times. I believe that. We are surrounded on every side by arrogant, scornful, ungodly sinners. If we're not careful, it's easy to get caught up in all their rhetoric, and actions. In verse 2 is our safety. We must not only read his word, but meditate in it night and day; and let it transform our thinking, and actions. Live in the Bible!
  • K. Hill Browning
    I used to just read Psalms, but now I pray the Psalms. No matter what condition I find myself in, there is a Psalm that answers, in praise and glory, to God, through Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit's guidance. Thank you Lord!
  • Dr. Per Jensen
    I LOVE THE BIBLE GOD HAS GIVEN TO US
  • A disciple
    Treasure; You have my prayers and I have already asked the Lord to help you and deliver you safely out of any bad situation. We do not have to just let evil and un-repenting people misuse us and then say to us, Oh you're suppose to be a Christian! It is not a license for mean and ugly people to have a free for all on our account. We do seek their good and turn the other cheek but are also prudent.
  • Lisa
    The bible is the best book on earth...psalms is my favorite book...but the whole bible is wonderful. ..:)
  • Treasure
    Im asking for prayer today ...I smon an abusive situation with spouse ...please prayer that God will open a door for me to live a heathly environment...to remove my abusive husband from my life ...to give strength to say ..I will not take anymore abuse ...this is not what God want marriage to be ...

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