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  1. 1 How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread, nor a seat in company with cynics, 2 but who delights in the law of Yahweh and murmurs his law day and night. 3 Such a one is like a tree planted near streams; it bears fruit in.
  2. Psalms Context. 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. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate 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.
  3. Psalm 1 is an introductory Psalm, a kind of gateway to the rest, where all kinds of qualities are mentioned. Yet, this is the one quality which is of single importance.
  4. EXPOSITION Verse 1. "BLESSED"—see how this Book of Psalms opens with a benediction, even as did the famous Sermon of our Lord upon the Mount!The word translated "blessed" is a very expressive one. The original word is plural, and it is a controverted matter whether it is an adjective or a substantive.
  5. So, what is Psalm 1 talking about? Psalm 1 is about the blessings of the righteous. And that blessing is contrasted with the unenviable end of the wicked – judgment. So a fuller statement of what Psalm 1 is about could be this: “The Righteous are Blessed and the Wicked are Judged.”.
  6. ] Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 1 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs , 20 .
  7. Psalm How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, n or stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! (NASB: Lockman) English Translation of the Greek: Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of evil men.
  8. The Story of Psalm 1. We do not know who wrote Psalm 1. It was probably a special start to the Book of Psalms. It tells us about two groups of people: · verses 1 - 3: friends of God, he calls them righteous · verses 4 - 6: enemies of God, we call them godless. Look after Psalm 5 to learn what the word "righteous" means. (We say it "ry-chus.