Get the free app for more features and content.
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

1Blessed is the man

who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,

nor stands in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

2but his delight is in the law of the Lord,

and on his law he meditates day and night.

3He is like a tree

planted by streams of water

that yields its fruit in its season,

and its leaf does not wither.

In all that he does, he prospers.

4The wicked are not so,

but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

6for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked will perish.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ©2001 Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. All rights reserved.
English Standard Version, ESV, and the ESV logo are registered trademarks of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. Click here to review ESV Full Copyright Notice and Permissions Information.

Featured Resources

How to Lose Your Happiness: Psalm 1:1

How to Lose Your Happiness: Psalm 1:1

Subscribe by email or podcast: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/how-to-lose-y...

Desiring God

Psalm 1

Psalm 1

How can we live good lives rooted in God’s abundance? Psalm 1 offers two choi...

BibleProject

Missional Hermeneutic Psalm 1: Seven Minute Seminary

Missional Hermeneutic Psalm 1: Seven Minute Sem...

https://seedbed.com Seedbed's mission is to gather, connect, and resource ...

Seedbed

Introduction to Psalms

Introduction to Psalms

Dr. David Taylor introduces the Psalms, songs that engage with the depth and ...

Fuller Studio

How to Have a Better Prayer Life

How to Have a Better Prayer Life

Kyle Strobel claims that “prayer thrives when it’s done honestly” and points ...

The Gospel Coalition

The Way of the Wicked Will Perish: Psalm 1:4–6

The Way of the Wicked Will Perish: Psalm 1:4–6

Subscribe by email or podcast: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/the-way-of-th...

Desiring God

We Studied the Tree of Life in the Bible (Here’s What We Found)

We Studied the Tree of Life in the Bible (Here’...

In the opening pages of the Bible, God gives humanity a gift that they quickl...

BibleProject

Discovering How to Pray: Prayer in the Psalms

Discovering How to Pray: Prayer in the Psalms

Timothy Keller preaches on the Psalms as the prayerbook of the Bible in this ...

The Gospel Coalition

Some Pleasures Never Get Boring: Psalm 1:1–6

Some Pleasures Never Get Boring: Psalm 1:1–6

Subscribe by email or podcast: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/some-pleasure...

Desiring God

Explore Psalm 1