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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 1

Verse 1

1:1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the {a} counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

(a) When a man has once given place to evil counsel, or to his own sin nature, he begins to forget himself in his sin, and so falls into contempt of God, which is called the seat of the scorners.

Verse 2

1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his {b} law doth he meditate day and night.

(b) In the holy scriptures.

Verse 3

1:3 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 {c} whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

(c) God’s children are so moistened with his grace, that whatever comes to them, tends to their salvation.

Verse 4

1:4 {d} The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

(d) Though the wicked seem to prosper in this world, yet the Lord drives them down that they shall not rise nor stand in the company of the righteous.

Verse 5

1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the {e} judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

(e) But tremble when they see God’s wrath.

Verse 6

1:6 For the LORD {f} knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

(f) Approves and prospers, in the same way that to not know is to reprove and reject.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 1". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.