The Two Ways
1 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!
2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water[d]
that bears its fruit in season[e]
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
4 The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not survive[f] the judgment,
and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.
- Psalm 1:1 Lit not walk in
- Psalm 1:1 Lit stand in
- Psalm 1:1 Or or sit in the seat
- Psalm 1:3 Or beside irrigation canals
- Psalm 1:3 Lit in its season
- Psalm 1:5 Lit stand in