Psalm 1


To the chief musician on wind instruments, a Psalm of David

How happy the man godless guidance won′t walk,
He won′t stand with sinners, sit with those who mock.

But rather the law of the Lord, his delight;
He meditates in His law both day and night.

By water streams planted, he stands like a tree,
That brings forth its fruit by its season’s decree.

Whose leaf will not wither, and it will survive;
For all that he does, it shall prosper and thrive.

The godless and wicked don’t prosper and stay;
For they are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Just so, the ungodly in judgment won′t rise;
With righteous assembled, no sinners comprise.

The Lord knows the way of the righteous and just;
The way of the wicked will vanish to dust.