Book I: Psalms 1–41
1How blessed are those
who reject the advice of the wicked,
don’t stand on the way of sinners
or sit where scoffers sit!
is in Adonai’s Torah;
on his Torah they meditate
day and night.
3They are like trees planted by streams —
they bear their fruit in season,
their leaves never wither,
everything they do succeeds.
4Not so the wicked,
who are like chaff driven by the wind.
5For this reason the wicked
won’t stand up to the judgment,
nor will sinners
at the gathering of the righteous.
6For Adonai watches over
the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked