Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
1That man hath perfect blessedness,
who walketh not astray
In counsel of ungodly men,
nor stands in sinners' way,
Nor sitteth in the scorner's chair:
2But placeth his delight
Upon God's law, and meditates
on his law day and night.
3He shall be like a tree that grows
near planted by a river,
Which in his season yields his fruit,
and his leaf fadeth never:
And all he doth shall prosper well
4The wicked are not so;
But like they are unto the chaff,
which wind drives to and fro.
5In judgment therefore shall not stand
such as ungodly are;
Nor in th' assembly of the just
shall wicked men appear.
6For why? the way of godly men
unto the Lord is known:
Whereas the way of wicked men
shall quite be overthrown.
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1Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law he meditates day and night.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf will not wither,
and whatever he does will prosper.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 The ungodly are not so,
but are like the chaff
which the wind drives away.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 Therefore the ungodly will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the ungodly will perish.
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