Psalms 1:4

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The vngodly are not so: but are like the chaffe, which the winde driueth away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked are not so; but are as the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- Darby Bible

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
- World English Bible

Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Not so the wicked; but they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 1:4


1:4 Ungodly - Their condition is far different. Chaff - They are restless and unquiet: their seeming felicity, hath no firm foundation, but quickly vanishes and flees away as chaff before the wind.


Discussion for Psalms 1

  • Barbi
    That we all may be one as Jesus prayer to the Father has said
    John 17: 22
  • Barbi
    Like it says in Psalms 1:1 b... nor sits in the seat of the scornful.
    Not stitng full of scorn and what is better?
    Loving.
    Not being harsh.
    Only remember Christ in You ,
    Colossians 1: 27 b
    Christ in You, the hope of glory.
  • Linda Tuner
    When we think of people going wrong we pray any day for God to help, help us to be strong.
  • Marshal Albritton
    Heidi, in order to better understand life, its' meaning, where we came from and where are we headed; I would greatly suggest for you to read the book of Genesis and then the book of John. Afterwords, read again the book of Genesis again followed by the book of John.
  • Ekaete Nonju
    Dear Heidi.
    God bless for taking the decision to follow christ. You cannot worship alone all the time, ps 1:1 there is an unrighteous congregation but the are also righteous congregations. The Spirit of God will lead you in giving to the LORD. Pls do not forsake the assembley of believers. It is a requirement.
  • Barbara S.
    Heidi,

    I thought the same way you did until one day my eyes my were opened. I would rather be in church doing what God has commanded of me than sitting at home not being a disciple. I started by listening to the bible with me earphones on while I was relaxing. I found at first I fell asleep then all of a sudden it was like I craved to hear more. I listen to the Bible being narrated a lot now.

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