1Blessed is the person who does not
follow the advice of wicked people,
take the path of sinners,
or join the company of mockers.
2Rather, he delights in the teachings of the Lord
and reflects on his teachings day and night.
3He is like a tree planted beside streams—
a tree that produces fruit in season
and whose leaves do not wither.
He succeeds in everything he does.#1:3 Or “and its leaves do not wither, and whatever it produces thrives.”
4Wicked people are not like that.
Instead, they are like husks that the wind blows away.
5That is why wicked people will not be able to stand in the judgment
and sinners will not be able to stand where righteous people gather.
6The Lord knows the way of righteous people,
but the way of wicked people will end.