1 How blest are they who, fearing God,
from sin restrain their feet,
who will not with the wicked stand,
who shun the scorner's seat.
2 How blest are they who make God's law
their treasure and delight,
and meditate upon that word
with gladness day and night.
3 Their lives are nourished like a tree
set by the river's side--
its leaf is green, its fruit is sure:
so all their words abide.
4 The wicked, like the driven chaff,
are blown across the land;
they shall not gather with the just,
nor in the judgment stand.
5 The LORD will guard the righteous well,
their way to him is known;
the way of sinners, far from God,
shall surely be o'erthrown.