Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.(A)
He is like a tree planted beside flowing streams[a]
that bears its fruit in its season(B)
and whose leaf does not wither.(C)
Whatever he does prospers.(D)

The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:3 Or beside irrigation channels

but whose delight(A) is in the law of the Lord,(B)
    and who meditates(C) on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree(D) planted by streams(E) of water,(F)
    which yields its fruit(G) in season
and whose leaf(H) does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.(I)

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff(J)
    that the wind blows away.

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