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!a
and he meditates on it day and night.b
3 He is like a tree planted beside flowing streamsA
that bears its fruit in its season,c
and its leaf does not wither.d
Whatever he does prospers.e
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.f
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand up in the judgment,g
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,h
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.i
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