The Psalms

Psalm 1

The happiness of the godly, 1-3. The unhappiness of the ungodly, 4-6.

1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in season, and its leaf shall not wither. And whatever he does shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous. But the way of the ungodly shall perish.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 1