(Writers: David and others) (460 B.C.E.)
1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of the scornful mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of Jehovah, and on his law he meditates pondersspeaks softly with deep thoughtstudiescontemplates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water. It yields its fruit in season and its leaves do not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
4 This is not so for the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand be upright in the judgment. The sinners will not stand endure in the assembly of the righteous.
6 Jehovah knows is fully aware of the way of the righteous. But the way of the wicked will perish.