Swedish Contemporary Bible

Psalms 1

Första boken

(1—41)

Psalm 1

Den rättfärdiges lyckliga liv i kontrast till den gudlöses

1Lycklig är den som inte följer de ogudaktigas råd,

inte vandrar på syndares väg

eller sitter bland hädare.

2Han gläder sig i stället över Herrens lag

och reciterar den dag och natt.

3Han är som ett träd

som växer vid flodstranden,

som bär sin frukt i rätt tid

och vars löv aldrig vissnar.

Han lyckas med allt han gör.

4Men så är det inte med de gudlösa.

De skingras som agnar för vinden.

5Därför kan de gudlösa inte bestå på domens dag,

ej heller syndarna bland de rättfärdiga.

6För Herren vakar över de rättfärdigas väg,

men de gudlösas väg tar slut.

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.