gProv. 1:22; 3:34; 19:29; 21:24; 29:8; [Isa. 28:14]
rPs. 31:7; 37:18; 144:3; Nah. 1:7; [John 10:14; 2 Tim. 2:19]
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 bwalks not in cthe counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in dthe way of sinners,
nor esits in fthe seat of gscoffers;
2but his hdelight is in the law ▼
▼Or instructionof the Lord,
and on his jlaw he meditates day and night.
3 He is like ka tree
planted by lstreams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its mleaf does not wither.
nIn all that he does, he prospers.
4The wicked are not so,
but are like ochaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked pwill not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in qthe congregation of the righteous;
6for the Lord rknows sthe way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
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