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.
God's Glory and Man's Honor
8 1 O Lord, our Lord, whose glory is higher than the heavens, how noble is your name in all the earth! 2 You have made clear your strength even out of the mouths of babies at the breast, because of those who are against you; so that you may put to shame the cruel and violent man.
3 When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have put in their places; 4 What is man, that you keep him in mind? the son of man, that you take him into account? 5 For you have made him only a little lower than the gods, crowning him with glory and honour. 6 You have made him ruler over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet; 7 All sheep and oxen, and all the beasts of the field; 8 The birds of the air and the fish of the sea, and whatever goes through the deep waters of the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, how noble is your name in all the earth!