Psalm 1: translation


1:1 Blessed is the man

who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,

nor stands in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the seat of the scornful.  

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

and in His law he meditates day and night.

3 And he will be like a tree planted by rivers[1] of water,

which gives[2] its fruit in its season,

and its leaf does not wither;

and what he does prospers.    

4 The wicked are not so,

but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked will perish.


[1] Rivers: channels, canals, streams.

[2] Gives: yields; KJV: brings forth.

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