1:1 Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
1:2 But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.
1:3 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.
1:4 The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
1:5 For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright,
1:6 Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.