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1Blessed is the man
that doth not walk
in the counsel of the wicked,
and in the way of sinners
doth not stand,
and in the seat of the scornfula
doth not sit.
2But rather in the Law
of the Lord is his delight,
and in His Law doth he meditate
day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree
that is planted by rivers of water,
that which bringeth forth
his fruit in his season;
and his leaf shall not wither,
and all that he doeth shall prosper.b
4Not so the wicked,
but rather like the chaff
which the wind driveth away.
5Therefore the wicked
shall not stand in the judgment,c
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6For the Lord knoweth
the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall perish.
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, both now and ever,
and unto ages of ages. Amen.
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wick- | ed,†
nor standeth in the | way ( of ) sinners,*
nor sitteth in the seat | of the ( scorn- ) ful.a
2But his delight is in the | Law ( of ) the Lord,*
and in His Law doth he med- | itate ( day and ) night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the riv- | ers ( of ) water,*
that bringeth forth his fruit | in his ( sea- ) son;
his leaf also | shall ( not ) wither,*
and all that he do- | eth shall ( pros- ) per.b
4Not so | are ( the ) wicked,*
but are like the chaff which the wind | driveth ( a- ) way.
5Therefore the wicked shall not stand | in ( the ) judgment,c*
nor sinners in the congregation | of the ( right- ) eous.
6For the Lord knoweth the way | of ( the ) righteous,*
but the way of the wick- | ed shall ( per- ) ish.
and to the | Holy ( Spir- ) it;
as it was in the beginning, both | now ( and ) ever,*
and unto ages of | ages. ( A- ) men.
a (scornful, i.e., scoffers) Those who hold for idle folly whatever God saith and doeth.
b Jeremiah 17:8.
c (judgment) That is, they shall neither hold office, nor otherwise remain in the congregation of Christians; yea, they blow away, like the chaff from the wheat.
The 1st Psalm is sung as the First Psalm of the First Nocturn at Matins on Sunday.