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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 1

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BOOK I

(Psalms 1–41)

Psalm 1

The Two Ways

How happy is the man

who does not follow a the advice of the wicked

or take b the path of sinners

or join a group c of mockers! d

Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,

and he meditates on it day and night. e

He is like a tree planted beside streams of water f

that bears its fruit in season g h

and whose leaf does not wither. i

Whatever he does prospers. j

The wicked are not like this;

instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away. k

Therefore the wicked will not survive l the judgment, m

and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, n

but the way of the wicked leads to ruin. o

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