1 O blessed man, that in th’ advice
of wicked doeth not walk:
nor stand in sinners way, nor sit
in chair of scornful folk.
2 But in the law of Jehovah,
is his longing delight:
and in his law doth meditate,
by day and eke by night.
3 And he shall be like to a tree
planted by water-rivers:
that in his season yields his fruit,
and his leaf never withers.
4 And all he doth shall prosper well.
The wicked are not so:
but they are like unto the chafe,
which wind drives to and fro.
5 Therefore shall not ungodly men
rise to stand in the doom,
nor shall the sinners with the just
in their assembly come.
6 For of the righteous men the Lord
acknowledgeth the way:
but the way of ungodly men
shall utterly decay.