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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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1Blessed is the ish that walketh not in the Etzah (counsel, scheme) of the Resha'im, nor standeth in the Derech Chatta'im, nor sitteth in the Moshav (seat) of the Leitzim (scornful, ones mocking and reviling). 2But his delight is in the Torat Hashem; and in His torah doth he meditate yomam v'lailah. 3And he shall be like an etz planted by the streams of mayim, that bringeth forth its p'ri in its season; the leaf thereof also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4The Resha'im are not so, but are like the chaff which the ruach driveth away. 5Therefore the Resha'im shall not stand in the Mishpat, nor Chatta'im (sinners) in the Adat Tzaddikim. 6For Hashem knoweth the Derech Tzaddikim, but the Derech Resha'im shall perish. T.N. The next Psalm says that the whole world, all the earth, is, or will be, the possession of Moshiach, and that Hashem assures Moshiach of this; therefore, the Great Commission (Mt 28:19-20) was given to preach Moshiach to the ends of the earth that the whole world may hear.