Psalm 1:1-6 The Blessed Man and His judgment of the Wicked
Psalm 1:1-6 The Blessed Man and God’s judgment
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalm, Didactic — (OT) A psalm designed to give guidance or instruction to an individual or group.
Poetry — (OT and NT) Literary compositions characterized by figurative language, wordplay, rhythm, balance, and emotional expression that are crafted in order to produce an emotional response in the reader.
Psalm, Wisdom — (OT) A psalm that emphasizes wisdom themes like right living or the contrast between the righteous and the wicked.