1Blessed indeed is the man
who follows not the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the path with sinners,
nor abides in the company of scorners,
2but whose delight is the law of the LORD,
and who ponders his law day and night.
3He is like a tree that is planted
beside the flowing waters,
that yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves shall never fade;
and all that he does shall prosper.
4Not so are the wicked, not so!
For they, like winnowed chaff,
shall be driven away by the wind.
5When the wicked are judged they shall not rise,
nor shall sinners in the council of the just;
6for the LORD knows the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked will perish.