Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I do love the Amplified Version! Psalm 1

Psalm 1:1-6

1 BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the
man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly
[following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands
[submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor
sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the
mockers] gather.

2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on
His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God)
he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the
streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does
shall prosper [and come to maturity].

4 Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God
are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead,
without substance] which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not
stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the

righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].

6 For the Lord knows and is fullyacquainted with the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish (end in
ruin and come to nought).

Copyright Notice:
The Amplified Bible


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