(Psalms 1–41)

Blessed is the person who does not

follow the advice of wicked people,

take the path of sinners,

or join the company of mockers.

Rather, he delights in the teachings of the Lord

and reflects on his teachings day and night.

He is like a tree planted beside streams—

a tree that produces fruit in season

and whose leaves do not wither.

He succeeds in everything he does.[a]

Wicked people are not like that.

Instead, they are like husks that the wind blows away.

That is why wicked people will not be able to stand in the judgment

and sinners will not be able to stand where righteous people gather.

The Lord knows the way of righteous people,

but the way of wicked people will end.


  1. 1:3 Or “and its leaves do not wither, and whatever it produces thrives.”