Psalm 1
International Standard Version Par ▾ 

The Righteous and the Wickeda

1How blessed is the person,

who does not takeb the advice of the wicked,

who does not stand on the path with sinners,

and who does not sit in the seat of mockers.

2But he delights in the LORD’s instruction,c

and meditates in his instructiond day and night.

3He will be like a tree planted by streams of water,

yielding its fruit in its season,

and whose leaf does not wither.

He will prosper in everything he does.

4But this is not the case with the wicked.

They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

5Therefore the wicked will not escapee judgment,

nor will sinners have a placef in the assembly of the righteous.

6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

a Note: (1) Verse numbers may be different from MT because the titles of many psalms in MT are part of the first verse. (2) The phrase A song of, which appears in many psalm titles, may also be translated A song by, A song for, or A song to. (3) Psalm title terminologies “a psalm of David,” “a song of David,” etc., may connote—but do not necessarily connote—authorship by Israel’s King David. They are rendered herein as “a Davidic psalm,” “a Davidic song,” etc. (4) The traditionally unpronounced literary term Selah, which may indicate that the oral reader or cantor is to pause briefly after reading the line in which the term appears, is rendered herein as Interlude.
b 1:1 Lit. not walk by
c 1:2 Or Law
d 1:2 Or Law
e 1:5 Lit. stand in the
f 1:5 The Heb. lacks have a place in

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