First Book—Psalms 1–41 PSALM 1[A] True Happiness in God’s Law 1 I 1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the way[B] of sinners, nor sit in company with scoffers. 2Rather, the law of the LORD[C] is his joy; and on his law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted near streams of water, that yields its fruit in season; Its leaves never wither; whatever he does prospers. II 4But not so are the wicked,[D] not so! They are like chaff driven by the wind. 5Therefore the wicked will not arise at the judgment, nor will sinners in the assembly of the just. 6Because the LORD knows the way of the just, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.
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