Psalms - Chapter 1




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

1 Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

2 But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

3 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.

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

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

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

5 For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright,

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

6 Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.




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