|Ps 1:1 Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers).
|Ps 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night. [Rom 13:8-10; Gal 3:1-29; 2 Tim 3:16]
|Ps 1:3 And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity]. [Jer 17:7, 8]
|Ps 1:4 ¶ The wicked [those who live in disobedience to God's law] are not so,
But they are like the chaff [worthless and without substance] which the wind blows away.
|Ps 1:5 Therefore the wicked will not stand [unpunished] in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
|Ps 1:6 For the LORD knows and fully approves the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked shall perish.