1 The man is blest that hath not lent
to wicked men his ear,
Nor led his life as sinners do,
nor sat in scorner's chair.
2 But in the law of God the Lord
doth set his whole delight,
And in the same doth exercise
himself both day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree that is
planted the rivers nigh,
Which in due season bringeth forth
its fruit abundantly;
4 Whose leaf shall never fade nor fall,
but flourishing shall stand:
E'en so all things shall prosper well
that this man takes in hand.
5 As for ungodly men, with them
it shall be nothing so;
But as the chaff, which by the wind
is driven to and fro.
6 Therefore the wicked men shall not
in judgment stand upright,
Nor in th' assembly of the just
shall sinners come in sight.
7 For why? The way of godly men
unto the Lord is known:
Whereas the way of wicked men
shall quite be overthrown.