1 Blessed is the man1
nor stands in cthe way of sinners,
and on his hlaw he meditates day and night.
3 He is like ia tree
planted by jstreams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its kleaf does not wither.
lIn all that he does, he prospers.
but are like mchaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked nwill not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in othe congregation of the righteous;
but the way of the wicked will perish.
and the peoples plot in vain?
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his tAnointed, saying,
3 “Let us uburst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his xwrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have yset my King
The Lord said to me, b“You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
and cthe ends of the earth your possession.
and dash them in pieces like fa potter’s vessel.”
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his lwrath is quickly kindled.
mBlessed are all who take refuge in him.
The singular Hebrew word for man (ish) is used here to portray a representative example of a godly person; see Preface
Or nations noisily assemble
Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint) You shall rule