Psalm 1:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The wickedהָרְשָׁעִ֑ים
(ha·re·sha·'im;)
7563: wicked, criminalfrom an unused word
are not so,כֵ֥ן
(chen)
3651: so, thusa prim. adverb
But they are like chaffכַּ֝מֹּ֗ץ
(kam·motz)
4671b: chaffof uncertain derivation
whichאֲ‍ֽשֶׁר־
(a·sher-)
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
the windרֽוּחַ׃
(ru·ach.)
7307: breath, wind, spiritfrom an unused word
drives away.תִּדְּפֶ֥נּוּ
(tid·de·fen·nu)
5086: to drive, drive asundera prim. root









KJV Lexicon
The ungodly
rasha`  (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
are not so but are like the chaff
mots  (motes)
chaff (as pressed out, i.e. winnowed or (rather) threshed loose) -- chaff.
which the wind
ruwach  (roo'-akh)
wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being
driveth away
nadaph  (naw-daf')
to shove asunder, i.e. disperse -- drive (away, to and fro), thrust down, shaken, tossed to and fro.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

King James Bible
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.

International Standard Version
But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

NET Bible
Not so with the wicked! Instead they are like wind-driven chaff.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff that the wind drives away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked people are not like that. Instead, they are like husks that the wind blows away.

King James 2000 Bible
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
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