Psalms 1

The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

1 Blessed is the man
The singular Hebrew word for  man (ish) is used here to portray a representative example of a godly person; see Preface

who b  walks not in c  the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in d  the way of sinners,
nor e  sits in f  the seat of g  scoffers;
2but his h  delight is in the law
Or instruction
of the  Lord,
and on his j  law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like k  a tree
planted by l  streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its m  leaf does not wither.
n  In all that he does, he prospers.
4The wicked are not so,
but are like o  chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked p  will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in q  the congregation of the righteous;
6for the  Lord r  knows s  the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
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