BOOK THE FIRST.
1 How happy the man Who hath not walked in the counsel of the lawless,—And in the way of sinners hath not stood, And in the seat of scoffers hath not sat;
2 But in the law of Yahweh is his delight,—And in his law doth he talk with himself day and night.
3 So doth he become like a tree planted by streams of waters,—That yieldeth its fruit in its season Whose leaf also doth not wither, And whatsoever he doeth prospereth.
4 Not so the lawless,—But as chaff which is driven about by the wind:
5 For this cause shall the lawless not stand in the judgment,—Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For Yahweh doth acknowledge the way of the righteous; But the way of the lawless shall vanish.