1 Blessed is the man1
nor stands in cthe way of sinners,
and on his hlaw he meditates day and night.
3 He is like ia tree
planted by jstreams of water
and its kleaf does not wither.
lIn all that he does, he prospers.
but are like mchaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked nwill not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in othe congregation of the righteous;
against the Lord and against his tAnointed, saying,
3 “Let us uburst their bonds apart
5 Then he will speak to them in his xwrath,
6 “As for me, I have yset my King
The Lord said to me, b“You are my Son;
and cthe ends of the earth your possession.
and dash them in pieces like fa potter's vessel.”
for his lwrath is quickly kindled.
mBlessed are all who take refuge in him.
3 O Lord, ohow many are my foes!
Many are prising against me;
my glory, and tthe lifter of my head.
4 I ucried aloud to the Lord,
5 I xlay down and slept;
6 I ywill not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have zset themselves against me all around.
7 aArise, O Lord!
For you bstrike all my enemies on the cheek;
you cbreak the teeth of the wicked.
8 dSalvation belongs to the Lord;
4 Answer me when I call, O God of my frighteousness!
You have ggiven me relief when I was in distress.
2 O men,6 how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after hlies? Selah
5 Offer nright sacrifices,
and put your otrust in the Lord.
7 You have put rmore joy in my heart
8 In peace I will both slie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me tdwell in safety.
consider my ugroaning.
my vKing and my God,
for wto you do I pray.
3 O Lord, in xthe morning you hear my voice;
you bhate all evildoers.
6 You destroy those who speak clies;
the Lord abhors dthe bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
8 hLead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
imake your way straight before me.
their inmost self is jdestruction;
they mflatter with their tongue.
10 nMake them bear their guilt, O God;
let them ofall by their own counsels;
that those who love your name may rexult in you.
12 For you sbless the righteous, O Lord;
 1:1 The singular Hebrew word for man (ish) is used here to portray a representative example of a godly person; see Preface
 1:2 Or instruction
 2:1 Or nations noisily assemble
 2:9 Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint) You shall rule
 3:2 The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction
 4:2 Or O men of rank
 4:4 Or Be agitated
 5:3 Or I direct my prayer to you