1Beatus vir qui non abiitBCP p. 585
1Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
2Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *and they meditate on his law day and night.
3They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *everything they do shall prosper.
4It is not so with the wicked; *they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
6For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *but the way of the wicked is doomed.