Psalm 1:6
New International Version
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

New Living Translation
For the LORD watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

English Standard Version
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD guards the path of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

King James Bible
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

New King James Version
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

NASB 1995
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

NASB 1977
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD knows and fully approves the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked shall perish.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH knows the way of the righteous ones and the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD protects everyone who follows him, but the wicked follow a road that leads to ruin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.

English Revised Version
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the wicked shall perish.

Good News Translation
The righteous are guided and protected by the LORD, but the evil are on the way to their doom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD knows the way of righteous people, but the way of wicked people will end.

International Standard Version
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD regardeth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!

NET Bible
Certainly the LORD guards the way of the godly, but the way of the wicked ends in destruction.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.

World English Bible
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah is knowing the way of the righteous, And the way of the wicked is lost!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Blesses Job
5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6For the LORD guards the path of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Cross References
John 10:14
I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me,

1 Corinthians 8:3
But the one who loves God is known by God.

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from iniquity."

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations; You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.

Psalm 9:6
The enemy has come to eternal ruin, and You have uprooted their cities; the very memory of them has vanished.

Psalm 11:6
On the wicked He will rain down fiery coals and sulfur; a scorching wind will be their portion.

Psalm 37:18
The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their inheritance will last forever.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

knoweth

Psalm 37:18-24
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever…

Psalm 139:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me

Psalm 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.

way

Psalm 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.

Psalm 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.









(6) Knoweth--i.e., recogniseth with discriminative discernment and appreciation. (Comp. Psalm 31:7; Psalm 144:3; Exodus 2:25; also John 10:14. So Shakespeare, As You Like It: "I know you are my eldest brother, and in the gentle condition of blood you should so know me.")

The way of the ungodly shall perish.--This is explained by Psalm 112:10, "the desire of the wicked shall perish;" all his plans and ambitions shall come to nought. The metaphor is illustrated by Job 6:18, where an unjust course is compared to a stream that suddenly dries up and disappears. . . .

Verse 6. - For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous. God is said to "know" those of whom he approves, and. on whom he "lifts up the light of his countenance." The wicked he does not "know;" he "casts them out of the sight of his eyes" - "casts them behind his back;" refuses to acknowledge them. God "knows the way of the righteous," and therefore they live and prosper; he does not know the way of the wicked, and therefore the way of the (wicked, or) ungodly shall perish (compare the beginning and end of Psalm 112.).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

guards
יוֹדֵ֣עַ (yō·w·ḏê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

the path
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the righteous,
צַדִּיקִ֑ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

but the way
וְדֶ֖רֶךְ (wə·ḏe·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

will perish.
תֹּאבֵֽד׃ (tō·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish


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