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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
1Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law he meditates day and night.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf will not wither,
and whatever he does will prosper.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 The ungodly are not so,
but are like the chaff
which the wind drives away.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Therefore the ungodly will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly will perish.