1Blessed is the man who does not walk within the wicked way,
Nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit where the scoffers stay.
2But he takes delight in foll’wing what the Lord’s law says is right,
On that law he meditates both in the day and in the night.
3He will be just like a tree that’s planted by the streams that flow;
Yielding fruit within its season, leaves that ever healthy grow.
4In all things he does, he prospers; but the wicked are not so;
They are like the useless chaff that’s cast away by winds that blow.
5Thus, the wicked will not stand when comes the final Judgment Day;
Nor will sinners join the gath’ring of the righteous in the Way.
6For the Lord knows well and watches o’er the way the righteous own;
But the way the wicked choose will perish and be overthrown.