Blessed is the man
who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly :
nor followed the way of sinners,
nor taken his seat amongst the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord :
and on that law will he ponder day and night.
He is like a tree planted beside streams of water :
that yields its fruit in due season.
Its leaves also shall not wither :
and look, whatever he does, it shall prosper.
As for the ungodly, it is not so with them :
they are like the chaff which the wind scatters.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand up at the judgement :
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord cares for the way of the righteous :
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.