<1> What great blessings there are for those who don’t listen to evil advice,
who don’t live like sinners
and don’t join those who make fun of God.
<2> Instead, they love the Lord’s teachings
and think about them day and night.
<3> So they grow strong,
like a tree planted by a stream—
a tree that produces fruit when it should
and has leaves that never fall.
Everything they do is successful.
<4> But the wicked are not like that.
They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
<5> When the time for judgment comes, the wicked will be found guilty.
Sinners have no place among those who do what is right.
<6> The Lord protects those who do right,
but the wicked are on their way to destruction.