1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and he meditates on his law day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither –
whatever he does prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.