Psalm 1 Bible in Basic English

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The Righteous and the Ungodly

1 1  Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord. 2  But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night. 3  He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.

4  The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away. 5  For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright, 6  Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.

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