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Rather, the law of the Lord[a] is his joy;
    and on his law he meditates day and night.(A)
He is like a tree(B)
    planted near streams of water,
    that yields its fruit in season;
Its leaves never wither;
    whatever he does prospers.

II

But not so are the wicked,[b] not so!
    They are like chaff driven by the wind.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:2 The law of the Lord: either the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, or, more probably, divine teaching or instruction.
  2. 1:4 The wicked: those who by their actions distance themselves from God’s life-giving presence.

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