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Psalms 1

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Book 1
Psalms 1—41
PSALM 1
Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
1That man hath perfect blessedness,
who walketh not astray
In counsel of ungodly men,
nor stands in sinners' way,
Nor sitteth in the scorner's chair:
2But placeth his delight
Upon God's law, and meditates
on his law day and night.
3He shall be like a tree that grows
near planted by a river,
Which in his season yields his fruit,
and his leaf fadeth never:
And all he doth shall prosper well
4The wicked are not so;
But like they are unto the chaff,
which wind drives to and fro.
5In judgment therefore shall not stand
such as ungodly are;
Nor in th' assembly of the just
shall wicked men appear.
6For why? the way of godly men
unto the Lord is known:
Whereas the way of wicked men
shall quite be overthrown.
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BOOK ONE
(Psalms 1–41)
Psalm 1
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.