Who does the Lord look favourably on?
Published May 31st, 2018
Blessed is the man 1
who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord ,
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
He is like i a tree
planted by j streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its k leaf does not wither.
l In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like m chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked n will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in o the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord p knows q the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
Is this 4a-4b a comparison or a negative positive? The answer seems like both, but I guess you just have to choose which seems best fitting.