Amplified Bible

Psalm 1

Book One

The Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted.

1[a]Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of [b]scoffers (ridiculers).

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.

And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].


The wicked [those who live in disobedience to God’s law] are not so,
But they are like the chaff [worthless and without substance] which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand [unpunished] in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord knows and fully approves the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked shall perish.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 1:1 This has been called “The Preface Psalm” because in some respects it introduces the complete book of Psalms as a godly message. It opens with a benediction, “Blessed,” as does the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:3).
  2. Psalm 1:1 I.e. shallow thinkers who are quick to mock or disdain.

Japanese Living Bible

詩篇 1

1なんと幸いでしょう。
悪者のたくらみに耳を貸したり、
罪人といっしょになって
神のことをさげすんだりしない人は。
その人は、
主がお望みになることを何でも喜んで行い、
いつも、主の教えを思い巡らしては、
もっと主のみそばを歩もうと考えます。
その人は、川のほとりに植えられた、
季節が来ると甘い実をつける木のようです。
その葉は決して枯れず、
その人のすることは、みな栄えます。

しかし罪人には、逆の運命が待っています。
彼らは風に吹き飛ばされるもみがらのようで、
神のさばきにたえず、
神に従う人とともに立つことはできません。
主はご自分に従う人の行く道を、
守ってくださいますが、
神に背く者の行き着く先は滅びです。