The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked1 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;
Psalms 119:6363 h I am a companion of all who fear you,
of those who keep your precepts.
Psalms 119:115115 i Depart from me, you evildoers,
that I may j keep the commandments of my God.
Proverbs 9:66Leave k your simple ways ▼
▼Or Leave the company of the simpleand m live,
n and walk in the way of insight.”
Proverbs 12:1111 o Whoever works his land p will have plenty of bread,
q but he who follows r worthless pursuits lacks sense.
Proverbs 13:2020Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Jeremiah 15:1717 s I did not sit in the company of revelers,
nor did I rejoice;
t I sat alone, because your hand was upon me,
for you had filled me with indignation.
1 Corinthians 15:3333 u Do not be deceived: v “Bad company ruins good morals.” ▼
▼Probably from Menander’s comedy Thais
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