Main point summary
A righteous man studies the Word and prospers, whereas the wicked do not last long; for God blesses the righteous man and lets the wicked fall.
Blessed is the man 1
The blessed man is one
who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
who does not follow the advice of wicked people,
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
nor behave the way sinners behave,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
nor scoff at the people while himself doing nothing,
but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord,
but rather he takes great joy in God's word,
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
and therefore studies and considers carefully God's word at all times.
He is like i a tree planted by j streams of water
Such a man can be compared to a tree that is planted next to a river:
that yields its fruit in its season,
these trees bear much fruit each season
and its k leaf does not wither.
and do not die prematurely for lack of nourishment.
l In all that he does, he prospers.
As a result , his endeavors flourish.
The wicked are not so,
In contrast , the wicked are not like the blessed man at all,
but are like m chaff
but instead are like worthless chaff
that the wind drives away.
that does not stick around because the wind has carried it off to its destruction.
Therefore the wicked n will not stand in the judgment,
Therefore neither will wicked people be able to withstand judgement,
nor sinners in o the congregation of the righteous;
nor will sinners be counted among the righteous.
for the Lord p knows q the way of the righteous,
This is all true because God knows and watches over the righteous man's manner of living,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
but the wicked man's life has been appointed to destruction.
The man from vs. 1 is blessed because God watches over His path.