Psalm 1

1 How happy is the one who does not
walk in the advice of the wicked
or stand in the pathway with sinners
or sit in the company of mockers!

2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s
instruction, and he meditates on it day
and night.

3 He is like a tree planted beside
flowing streams that bears its fruit
in its season, and its leaf does not
wither. Whatever he does prospers.

4 The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that
the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand
up in the judgment, nor sinners in the
assembly of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way
of the righteous, but the way of the
wicked leads to ruin.