Happy is the man
Who follows not the counsel
of the wicked,
Nor takes his stand with sinners,
Nor sits among the scoffers,
But delights in the law of the Lord,
And day and night
meditates on it.
For he is like a tree planted
by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in due season,
Whose leaf never withers,
And all that he does prospers.
Not so the wicked!
They are like the chaff driven
by the wind.
So the wicked
shall not rise up at the judgment,
where the righteous are gathered;
For the Lord directs the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked leads to ruin.