אֶשֶׁר Strong’s #835 esher

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers.

Psalm 1:1


Blessed is the man who does not walk in the council of the wicked (Psalm 1:1). The word “blessed” is the Hebrew word eher and has the more concrete meaning of “a cord stretched out straight.” One who walks his life “straightly” has a good life or, as we might say, happy. Psalm 1:1 could be better translated as Happy is the man.