The 1st Psalm. Beatus vir.

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the | way ( of ) sin- ners,*
nor sitteth in the seat | of the ( scorn- ) ful.a

2 But his delight is in the | Law ( of ) the Lord;*
and in His Law doth He med- | i- tate ( day and ) night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit | in ( his ) sea- son;*
his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he do- | eth shall ( pros- ) per.b

4 The un- | god- ( ly are ) not so,*
but are like the chaff which the wind | driv- eth ( a- ) way.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand | in ( the ) judg- ment,c*
nor sinners in the congregation | of the ( right- ) eous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way | of ( the ) right- eous,*
but the way of the un god- | ly shall ( per-) ish.

a (scoffers) Those who hold it 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.

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