The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
Blessed is the man who does not guide his steps by ill counsel, or turn aside where sinners walk, or, where scornful souls gather, sit down to rest;
the man whose heart is set on the law of the Lord, on that law, day and night, his thoughts still dwell.
He stands firm as a tree planted by running water, ready to yield its fruit when the season comes, not a leaf faded; all that he does will prosper.
Not such, not such the wicked; the wicked are like chaff the wind sweeps away.
Not for the wicked, when judgement comes, to rise up and plead their cause; sinners will have no part in the reunion of the just.
They walk, the just, under the Lord’s protection; the path of the wicked, how soon is it lost to sight!
The Holy Bible