Psalm 1

1    Blessed are they who have not walked

    in the counsel of the wicked,  

nor lingered in the way of sinners,

    nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

2    Their delight is in the law of the Lord  

and they meditate on his law day and night.

3    Like a tree planted by streams of water

    bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither,  

whatever they do, it shall prosper.

4    As for the wicked, it is not so with them;  

they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

5    Therefore the wicked shall not be able to stand in the judgement,  

nor the sinner in the congregation of the righteous.

6    For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,  

but the way of the wicked shall perish.

 

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