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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 1

Introduction

1The happiness of the godly.
4The unhappiness of the ungodly.

Verse 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.
A. M. 3560. B.C. 444. Blessed
2:12; 32:1,2; 34:8; 84:12; 106:3; 112:1; 115:12-15; 119:1,2; 144:15; 146:5; Deuteronomy 28:2-68; 33:29; Jeremiah 17:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 11:28; John 13:17; John 20:29; Revelation 22:14
walketh
81:12; Genesis 5:24; Leviticus 26:27,28; 1 Kings 16:31; Job 31:5; Proverbs 1:15; 4:14,15; Proverbs 13:20; Ezekiel 20:18; 1 Peter 4:3
counsel
64:2; Genesis 49:6; 2 Chronicles 22:3; Job 10:3; 21:16; Luke 23:51
ungodly
or, wicked. standeth.
26:12; Romans 5:2; Ephesians 6:13
way
6; 36:4; 146:9; Proverbs 2:12; 4:19; 13:15; Matthew 7:13,14
sitteth
26:4,5; 119:115; Jeremiah 15:17
scornful
Proverbs 1:22; 3:34; 9:12; 19:29

Verse 2

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
But his
40:8; 112:1; 119:11,35,47,48,72,92; Job 23:12; Jeremiah 15:16; Romans 7:22; 1 John 5:3
meditate
104:34; 119:11,15,97-99; Joshua 1:8; 1 Timothy 4:15
day
88:1; Luke 2:37; 18:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Timothy 1:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:63 - to meditate; Leviticus 11:3 - cheweth; Deuteronomy 14:6 - General; Deuteronomy 17:19 - General; 1 Kings 2:3 - prosper; 2 Chronicles 31:21 - in the law; 2 Chronicles 34:14 - the law; Ezra 7:10 - the law; Psalm 32:1 - Blessed; Psalm 37:31 - law; Psalm 119:77 - for thy; Psalm 119:78 - but I will; Psalm 119:174 - and thy law; Proverbs 18:2 - fool; Jeremiah 6:10 - delight; Matthew 11:6 - blessed; John 5:39 - Search; Acts 8:28 - and sitting; Acts 17:11 - and searched; 1 Corinthians 5:9 - not; Ephesians 5:11 - no; 1 Timothy 4:13 - to reading

Verse 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.
tree
Job 14:9; Isaiah 44:4; Jeremiah 17:8; Ezekiel 17:8; 19:10; 47:12; Revelation 22:2
bringeth
92:14; Matthew 21:34,41
shall not
Isaiah 27:11; Matthew 13:6; 21:19; John 15:6; Jude 1:12
wither
Heb. fade. whatsoever.
128:2; 129:8; Genesis 39:3,23; Joshua 1:7,8; 1 Chronicles 22:11; 2 Chronicles 31:21; 32:23; Isaiah 3:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:11 - fruit; Genesis 24:40 - will; Genesis 30:27 - the Lord; Numbers 24:6 - as the trees; Deuteronomy 7:13 - he will love; 1 Samuel 18:5 - behaved; 1 Kings 2:3 - prosper; 2 Kings 18:7 - he prospered; 2 Chronicles 26:5 - and as long; Nehemiah 6:15 - wall; Esther 9:4 - waxed; Job 29:19 - root; Psalm 52:8 - like; Psalm 111:10 - a good understanding; Proverbs 3:33 - he blesseth; Proverbs 11:28 - but; Proverbs 12:12 - the root; Ecclesiastes 2:6 - to water; Isaiah 3:11 - Woe; Jeremiah 8:13 - the leaf; Daniel 3:30 - promoted; Matthew 3:10 - therefore; Matthew 7:17 - every; Mark 4:6 - no root; Mark 4:28 - first; Mark 12:2 - at; Luke 20:10 - the season; Acts 8:28 - and sitting; Acts 17:11 - and searched; Galatians 5:22 - the fruit; Philippians 1:11 - filled; Colossians 2:7 - Rooted; 1 Timothy 4:13 - to reading

Verse 4

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
like
35:5; Job 21:18; Isaiah 17:13; 29:5; Hosea 13:3; Matthew 3:12
Reciprocal: Job 30:22 - liftest me; Psalm 37:38 - General; Psalm 92:9 - scattered; Psalm 104:35 - sinners; Isaiah 41:16 - shalt fan; Isaiah 57:13 - but the; Isaiah 64:6 - our iniquities; Jeremiah 8:13 - the leaf; Jeremiah 13:24 - as; Jeremiah 15:7 - I will fan; Jeremiah 17:6 - like; Daniel 2:35 - like; Hosea 13:15 - an east; Zephaniah 2:2 - as; Mark 4:6 - no root; Luke 3:17 - but; 1 Peter 4:18 - where

Verse 5

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
shall
5:5; 24:3; Luke 21:36; Jude 1:15
sinners
26:9; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 13:49; 25:32,41,46
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:9 - hold him; Psalm 36:12 - shall; Daniel 2:35 - like; Daniel 12:13 - stand; 1 Peter 4:18 - where

Verse 6

For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
knoweth
37:18-24; 139:1,2; 142:3; Job 23:10; Nahum 1:7; John 10:14,27; 2 Timothy 2:19
way
112:10; 146:9; Proverbs 14:12; 15:9; Matthew 7:13; 2 Peter 2:12 Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - For I; Genesis 22:12 - now; Exodus 2:25 - had respect; Exodus 33:12 - I know; Deuteronomy 2:7 - he knoweth; Job 10:7 - Thou knowest; Job 31:6 - know; Psalm 1:1 - way; Psalm 2:12 - ye perish; Psalm 31:7 - known; Psalm 145:20 - all the wicked; Proverbs 2:8 - keepeth; Proverbs 10:29 - but; Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction; Isaiah 26:7 - most; Hosea 13:5 - know; Matthew 25:12 - I know; Luke 13:27 - I tell; Romans 7:15 - allow; Romans 8:29 - whom; 1 Corinthians 8:3 - is; Galatians 4:9 - are known; 1 Peter 4:5 - that; Revelation 2:2 - know

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-1.html.