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Psalm 1

(from Day 1 Morning Prayer)

Beatus vir, qui non abiit, &c.

  1. 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.
  2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
  3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side: that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
  4. His leaf also shall not wither: and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
  5. 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.
  6. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgement: neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
  7. But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: and the way of the ungodly shall perish.