Psalm 1
The Two Ways
1How happy is the one who does not
walk in the advice of the wicked
or stand in the pathway with sinners
or sit in the company of mockers!1:1 Ps 26:4–5; Pr 4:14–15
2Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.1:2 Jos 1:8; Ps 40:8; 119:14–16
3He is like a tree planted beside flowing streams1:3 Or beside irrigation channels
that bears its fruit in its season,1:3 Rv 22:2
and its leaf does not wither.1:3 Ps 92:12–14; Jr 17:8
Whatever he does prospers.1:3 Dt 5:33

4The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.1:4 Jb 21:18; Ps 35:5; Hs 13:3
5Therefore the wicked will not stand up in the judgment,1:5 Ps 5:5; 9:16; 76:7; Jr 25:31
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,1:6 Jb 34:21; Ps 37:18; Nah 1:7; Jn 10:14; 2Tm 2:19
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.1:6 Pr 21:12; Jn 3:16