Psalm 1:5
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New International Version
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

New Living Translation
They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly.

English Standard Version
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

King James Bible
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.

International Standard Version
Therefore the wicked will not escape judgment, nor will sinners have a place in the assembly of the righteous.

NET Bible
For this reason the wicked cannot withstand judgment, nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, the wicked will not stand in the judgment, neither sinners in the assembly of the righteous ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why wicked people will not be able to stand in the judgment and sinners will not be able to stand where righteous people gather.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

American King James Version
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

American Standard Version
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners in the council of the just.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

English Revised Version
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

World English Bible
Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore the wicked rise not in judgment, Nor sinners in the company of the righteous,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:4-6 The ungodly are the reverse of the righteous, both in character and condition. The ungodly are not so, ver. 4; they are led by the counsel of the wicked, in the way of sinners, to the seat of the scornful; they have no delight in the law of God; they bring forth no fruit but what is evil. The righteous are like useful, fruitful trees: the ungodly are like the chaff which the wind drives away: the dust which the owner of the floor desires to have driven away, as not being of any use. They are of no worth in God's account, how highly soever they may value themselves. They are easily driven to and fro by every wind of temptation. The chaff may be, for a while, among the wheat, but He is coming, whose fan is in his hand, and who will thoroughly purge his floor. Those that, by their own sin and folly, make themselves as chaff, will be found so before the whirlwind and fire of Divine wrath. The doom of the ungodly is fixed, but whenever the sinner becomes sensible of this guilt and misery, he may be admitted into the company of the righteous by Christ the living way, and become in Christ a new creature. He has new desires, new pleasures, hopes, fears, sorrows, companions, and employments. His thoughts, words, and actions are changed. He enters on a new state, and bears a new character. Behold, all things are become new by Divine grace, which changes his soul into the image of the Redeemer. How different the character and end of the ungodly!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Therefore the ungodly (or, the wicked) shall not stand in the judgment. "Therefore," as being chaff, i.e. "destitute of spiritual vitality" (Kay), "the wicked shall not stand," or shall not rise up, "in the judgment," i.e. in the judgment of the last day. So the Targum, Rashi, Dr. Kay, Canon Cook, and others. It is certainly not conceivable that any human judgment is intended by "the judgment" (הַמִּשְׁפָט), and though possibly "all manifestations of God's punitive righteousness are comprehended" (Hengstenberg), yet the main idea must be that the wicked shall not be able to "stand," or" rise up," i.e. "hold up their heads" (Aglen), in the last day. Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. Here the human judgment comes in. Sinners will be cast out, not only from heaven, but also from the Church, or "congregation of the righteous," if not before, at any rate when the "congregation" is finally made up.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,.... Neither in temporal judgment, when God comes forth in a way of wrath and sore displeasure; for who can stand before him when he is angry? what are chaff and stubble, thorns and briers, to consuming fire? nor in the last and great day of judgment, so the Targum and Kimchi interpret the words; for that day will burn like an oven the wicked, who will be as stubble, and leave neither root nor branch, Malachi 4:1, when the great day of the Lamb's wrath is come, who will be able to stand? Romans 6:16; there will be no standing for the wicked when he appears; they will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, to take their trial and hear their sentence, 2 Corinthians 5:10; but they shall not stand in the same place with the righteous, not at Christ's right hand, but at his left; they shall not stand with an holy confidence, with intrepidity, and without shame, as the blessed man will; they will not stand, but fall in judgment; they will not be acquitted and discharged, but be condemned to everlasting punishment, Matthew 25:30; and this sense the Targum on the place expresses, "the ungodly shall not be justified in the great day"; the Vulgate Latin and Septuagint versions render the words, "the ungodly shall not rise again in judgment"; from whence some have concluded there will be no resurrection of the wicked: which seems, to be the sense of Kimchi and other Jewish writers; who assert that the souls of the wicked perish with their bodies at death, and that the latter rise not, contrary to Ecclesiastes 12:7; but that the wicked will, rise may be concluded from the justice of God, which requires that the bodies which have sinned should be punished; and from the general judgment of good and bad, and from the account of the punishment of hell, which will be inflicted on the body as well as on the soul: besides, the contrary doctrine is a licentious one, and is calculated to harden wicked men in their sins, and is directly repugnant to the assertions of Christ, and the Apostle Paul, John 5:28; nor has it any foundation in this text, even admitting such a version; which does not absolutely affirm that the wicked shall not rise again, but that they shall not rise again in, judgment, in the first resurrection, the resurrection of the just, and so as to be acquitted and discharged, but they shall rise to the resurrection of damnation;

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; who are made righteous by the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, and have a work of grace and holiness wrought in them; and who, under the influence of grace, live soberly, righteously, and godly; these are the same with the blessed man, Psalm 1:1; and who at the day of judgment will be perfectly holy, and free from all sin; and they will be all gathered together by the holy angels; the dead saints will be raised, the living ones will be changed, and both will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air, and will make up one general assembly and church of the firstborn; and among these, and in this assembly, there will not be a single sinner; there are now sinners in Zion, foolish virgins with the wise, chaff and tares among Christ's wheat, and wolves and goats among his sheep; but then there will be an eternal separation, and no mixing together any more.

The Treasury of David

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

They shall stand there to be judged, but not to be acquitted. Fear shall lay hold upon-them there; they shall not stand their ground; they shall flee away; they shall not stand in their own defence; for they shall blush and be covered with eternal contempt.

Well may the saints long for heaven, for no evil men shall dwell there, "nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous." All our congregations upon earth are mixed. Every Church has one devil in it. The tares grow in the same furrows as the wheat. There is no floor which is as yet thoroughly purged from chaff. Sinners mix with saints, as dross mingles with gold. God's precious diamonds still lie in the same field with pebbles. Righteous Lots are this side heaven continually vexed by the men of Sodom. Let us rejoice then, that in "the general assembly and church of the firstborn" above, there shall by no means be admitted a single unrenewed soul. Sinners cannot live in heaven. They would be out of their element. Sooner could a fish live upon a tree than the wicked in Paradise. Heaven would be an intolerable hell to an impenitent man, even if he could be allowed to enter; but such a privilege shall never be granted to the man who perseveres in his iniquities. May God grant that we may have a name and a place in his courts above!

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. stand in the judgment—be acquitted. They shall be driven from among the good (Mt 25:45, 46).

Psalm 1:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Happiness of the Godly
4The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. 5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
Cross References
Job 19:29
you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword, and then you will know that there is judgment."

Psalm 5:5
The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;

Psalm 9:7
The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.

Psalm 9:8
He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.

Psalm 89:5
The heavens praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalm 89:7
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

Psalm 109:7
When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

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Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.

Psalm 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in …

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy …

Jude 1:15 To execute judgment on all, and to convince all that are ungodly …

sinners

Psalm 26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Malachi 3:18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the …

Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, …

Matthew 25:32,41,46 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate …

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