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Psalm 1:2 ASV
But his delight is in the law of Jehovah; And on his law doth he meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 BBE
But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 CEB
Instead of doing those things, these persons love the LORD's Instruction, and they recite God's Instruction day and night!
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Psalm 1:2 CJB
Their delight is in ADONAI's Torah; on his Torah they meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 RHE
But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 ESV
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 GW
Rather, he delights in the teachings of the LORD and reflects on his teachings day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 GNT
Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord, and they study it day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 HNV
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; On his law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 CSB
Instead, his delight is in the Lord's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 KJV
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 LEB
Instead, in the law of Yahweh [is] his delight, and on his law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 NAS
But his delight is in the law of the LORD , And in His law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 NCV
They love the Lord's teachings, and they think about those teachings day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 NIRV
Instead, he takes delight in the law of the Lord. He thinks about his law day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 NIV
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 NKJV
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 NLT
But they delight in doing everything the LORD wants; day and night they think about his law.
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Psalm 1:2 NRS
but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 RSV
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 DBY
But his delight is in Jehovah's law, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 MSG
Instead you thrill to God's Word, you chew on Scripture day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 WBT
But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 TMB
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law doth he meditate day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 TNIV
but who delight in the law of the LORD and meditate on his law day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 WEB
But his delight is in the law of Yahweh; On his law he meditates day and night.
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Psalm 1:2 WYC
But his will is in the law of the Lord; and he shall bethink in the law of him day and night. (But his delight is in the Law of the Lord; and he shall think about his Law day and night.)
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Psalm 1:2 YLT
But -- in the law of Jehovah [is] his delight, And in His law he doth meditate by day and by night:
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Psalms 1 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 1

David was the penman of most of the psalms, but some evidently were composed by other writers, and the writers of some are doubtful. But all were written by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost; and no part of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted or referred to in the New. Every psalm either points directly to Christ, in his person, his character, and offices; or may lead the believer's thoughts to Him. And the psalms are the language of the believer's heart, whether mourning for sin, thirsting after God, or rejoicing in Him. Whether burdened with affliction, struggling with temptation, or triumphing in the hope or enjoyment of deliverance; whether admiring the Divine perfections, thanking God for his mercies, mediating on his truths, or delighting in his service; they form a Divinely appointed standard of experience, by which we may judge ourselves. Their value, in this view, is very great, and the use of them will increase with the growth of the power of true religion in the heart. By the psalmist's expressions, the Spirit helps us to pray. If we make the psalms familiar to us, whatever we have to ask at the throne of grace, by way of confession, petition, or thanksgiving, we may be assisted from thence. Whatever devout affection is working in us, holy desire or hope, sorrow or joy, we may here find words to clothe it; sound speech which cannot be condemned. In the language of this Divine book, the prayers and praises of the church have been offered up to the throne of grace from age to age.

The holiness and happiness of a godly man. (1-3) The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man, The ground and reason of both. (4-6)

Verses 1-3 To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. We must have constant regard to the word of God, as the rule of our actions, and the spring of our comforts; and have it in our thoughts night and day. For this purpose no time is amiss.

Verses 4-6 The ungodly are the reverse of the righteous, both in character and condition. The ungodly are not so, ver. 4; they are led by the counsel of the wicked, in the way of sinners, to the seat of the scornful; they have no delight in the law of God; they bring forth no fruit but what is evil. The righteous are like useful, fruitful trees: the ungodly are like the chaff which the wind drives away: the dust which the owner of the floor desires to have driven away, as not being of any use. They are of no worth in God's account, how highly soever they may value themselves. They are easily driven to and fro by every wind of temptation. The chaff may be, for a while, among the wheat, but He is coming, whose fan is in his hand, and who will thoroughly purge his floor. Those that, by their own sin and folly, make themselves as chaff, will be found so before the whirlwind and fire of Divine wrath. The doom of the ungodly is fixed, but whenever the sinner becomes sensible of this guilt and misery, he may be admitted into the company of the righteous by Christ the living way, and become in Christ a new creature. He has new desires, new pleasures, hopes, fears, sorrows, companions, and employments. His thoughts, words, and actions are changed. He enters on a new state, and bears a new character. Behold, all things are become new by Divine grace, which changes his soul into the image of the Redeemer. How different the character and end of the ungodly!

Psalms 1 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 1

Psalms 1:1-6 . The character and condition, and the present and future destiny, of the pious and the wicked are described and contrasted, teaching that true piety is the source of ultimate happiness, and sin of misery. As this is a summary of the teachings of the whole book, this Psalm, whether designedly so placed or not, forms a suitable preface.

1. Blessed--literally, "oh, the happiness"--an exclamation of strong emotion, as if resulting from reflecting on the subject. The use of the plural may denote fulness and variety ( 2 Chronicles 9:7 ).
counsel . . . way . . . seat--With their corresponding verbs, mark gradations of evil, as acting on the principles, cultivating the society, and permanently conforming to the conduct of the wicked, who are described by three terms, of which the last is indicative of the boldest impiety (compare Psalms 26:4 Psalms 26:5 , Jeremiah 15:17 ).

2. law--all of God's word then written, especially the books of Moses (compare Psalms 119:1 Psalms 119:55 Psalms 119:97 , &c.).

3. like a tree--( Jeremiah 17:7 Jeremiah 17:8 ).
planted--settled, fast.
by--or, "over."
the rivers--canals for irrigation.
shall prosper--literally, "make prosper," brings to perfection. The basis of this condition and character is given ( Psalms 32:1 ).

4. not so--either as to conduct or happiness.
like the chaff--which, by Eastern modes of winnowing against the wind, was utterly blown away.

5. stand in the judgment--be acquitted. They shall be driven from among the good ( Matthew 25:45 Matthew 25:46 ).

6. knoweth the way--attends to and provides for them ( Psalms 101:6 , Proverbs 12:10 , Hosea 13:5 ).
way of the wicked--All their plans will end in disappointment and ruin ( Psalms 37:13 , 146:8 , Proverbs 4:19 ).