Blessed is the man 1
Blessedness is to follow a man
who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked,
because he does not engage in activities the wicked find practical,
nor stands in c the way of sinners,
nor participates purposefully in the lifestyle of sinners,
nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers;
nor one who becomes a reflection of one of them;
but his g delight is in the law 1 of the Lord ,
but his greatest joy and identity is in the whole counsel the Word of the Lord,
and on his h law he meditates day and night.
that which consumes his mind day and night.
He is like i a tree planted by j streams of water
Just like a tree, he is rooted and grounded in a strong and nurturing foundation
that yields its fruit in its season,
that is fruitful in growth
and its k leaf does not wither.
and keeps his soul from fading
l In all that he does, he prospers.
therefore all he does yields gain.
The wicked are not so,
On the other hand the wicked have no firm nurturing foundation
but are like m chaff that the wind drives away.
but like chaff their sinful lifestyles pay back in dry emptiness that is blown away once they close their eyes in death.
Therefore the wicked n will not stand in the judgment,
Therefore the wicked can never stand before the Lord [in his glorious presents],
nor sinners in o the congregation of the righteous;
nor will they be in the company of those who live righteous;
for the Lord p knows q the way of the righteous,
for the Lord, like a shepherd, knows [has intimate relationship with] those who are his and keeps them,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
while the way of the wicked he allows to go their own way into eternal destruction.
Main point summary
Blessedness to the man who, like a tree, is rooted and grounded in the Word of the Lord, on the other hand whoa to the wicked who, like chaff, have their self centered desires blown away... for the Lord keeps and protects those who are his, while he allows the wicked perish in their own self damnation.
Luke 6:46 ESV
Build Your House on the Rock 46 w “Why x do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
John 14:23 ESV
23 Jesus answered him, w “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and x we will come to him and y make our home with him.