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Psalms 1:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For Yahweh doth acknowledge the way of the righteous; but, the way of the lawless, shall vanish.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the vngodly shall perish.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the Lord knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For Yahweh knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
knoweth 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the way 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
of the righteous: 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
but the way 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
of the ungodly 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
shall perish. 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 1:6

_ _ 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; Psalms 146:8; Proverbs 4:19).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 1:4-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 1:6

Knoweth — He approves, loves, and delights in them, and therefore will recompence them. Perish — All their designs and courses shall come to nothing, and they shall perish with them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
knoweth:

Psalms 37:18-24 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. ... Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand.
Psalms 139:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known [me]. ... Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Psalms 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: [when] he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Nahum 1:7 The LORD [is] good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known of mine.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

way:

Psalms 112:10 The wicked shall see [it], and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Psalms 146:9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
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Jb 23:10. Ps 37:18; 112:10; 139:1; 142:3; 146:9. Pv 14:12; 15:9. Na 1:7. Mt 7:13. Jn 10:14, 27. 2Ti 2:19. 2P 2:12.

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