Psalm 1 Extended Edition

1 Blessed and happy is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor go after the advice of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor set himself to stay still in the same path as those who store up offenses against God, nor does he sit in the seat of scoffers, nor stay in the same house with those who talk arrogantly to mock God and his people;

2 but his delight is in the law of Jehovah, he takes pleasure in the instructions given to him by the One who calls Himself the I Am Who I Am, and he continuously speaks those instructions, he studies them and imagines them in his mind all day and night, he meditates on the laws of the Eternal Living One in the daytime and the night time.

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers, and whatever he makes is profitable, and he succeeds in all the work that he produces.

4 The wicked are not so, for those who are guilty of sin it does not happen this way, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand up in the judgment, those who are guilty of sin will not endure or be established when their case is decided, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous, they will not be allowed into the same place as those who have lived just and lawful before God;

6 for Jehovah knows the way of the righteous, the Eternal Living One knows their journey and the distance of their path, He sees the manners and habits of those who walk uprightly, but the way of the wicked will perish, their journey and the path of their sinful life will lead them astray, their manners and habits will be destroyed.

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