1 Blessed are they who have not walked
in the counsel of the wicked, ♦︎
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.
2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord ♦︎
and they meditate on his law day and night.
3 Like a tree planted by streams of water
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither, ♦︎
whatever they do, it shall prosper.
4 As for the wicked, it is not so with them; ♦︎
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not be able to stand in the judgement, ♦︎
nor the sinner in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, ♦︎
but the way of the wicked shall perish.
1 Give ear to my words, O Lord; ♦︎
consider my lamentation.
2 Hearken to the voice of my crying, my King and my God, ♦︎
for to you I make my prayer.
3 In the morning, Lord, you will hear my voice; ♦︎
early in the morning I make my appeal to you, and look up.
4 For you are the God who takes no pleasure in wickedness; ♦︎
no evil can dwell with you.
5 The boastful cannot stand in your sight; ♦︎
you hate all those that work wickedness.
6 You destroy those who speak lies; ♦︎
the bloodthirsty and deceitful the Lord will abhor.
7 But as for me, through the greatness of your mercy,
I will come into your house; ♦︎
I will bow down towards your holy temple in awe of you.
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness,
because of my enemies; ♦︎
make your way straight before my face.
9 For there is no truth in their mouth,
in their heart is destruction, ♦︎
their throat is an open sepulchre,
and they flatter with their tongue.
10 Punish them, O God; ♦︎
let them fall through their own devices.
11 Because of their many transgressions cast them out, ♦︎
for they have rebelled against you.
12 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; ♦︎
let them sing out their joy for ever.
13 You will shelter them, ♦︎
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
14 For you, O Lord, will bless the righteous; ♦︎
and with your favour you will defend them as with a shield.