Book 1, Psalms 1-41
Happy people follow the Lord
There’s happy and there’s sad1 Good people are happy and blessed
Because they ignore advice of bad people,
They don’t hang out with sinners,
And they don’t insult others.
2 Instead, they love the LORD’s teachings.
They think of his teachings all the time.
3 They are like trees planted beside streams—
Trees that produce lots of fruit,
Trees whose leaves never wither.
These people always succeed.
4 Bad folks aren’t so lucky.
They blow away in the wind,
Like chaff that once held grain.
5 Bad people won’t survive judgment.
When good and godly folks get together,
Bad people won’t get to join them.
6 The LORD lets good people live.
But bad people are doomed to die.