Beatus vir, qui non abiit, &c.
Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners *
and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord *
and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side *
that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
His leaf also shall not wither *
and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
As for the ungodly, it is not so with them *
but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement *
neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous *
and the way of the ungodly shall perish.