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.

Footnotes

  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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 1

卷一: 詩篇1—41

有福之人

11-2 不從惡人的計謀,
不與罪人為伍,
不和輕慢上帝的人同流合污,
只喜愛耶和華的律法,
晝夜默誦,
這樣的人有福了!
他就像溪水旁的樹木——
按時結果子,
葉子也不凋零。
他必凡事亨通。
惡人的光景卻截然不同!
他們就像被風吹散的糠秕。
惡人在審判之日必無法逃脫,
罪人在義人的聚會中必站不住腳。
因為耶和華看顧義人的腳步,
惡人的道路必通向滅亡。