September 19, 2006

Psalm 1

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Thanks to my mother-in-law, I now have the bulletins I had deleted from my computer, including the versions of the psalms they contained.  I started posting these a few entries back with Psalm 5, but now I can go back to Psalm 1.  Thanks, Mom!

Again, as I mentioned in my previous entry on the psalms, I welcome feedback on these translations.  (The alternation between plain text and bold is designed for responsive reading in the liturgy.)


Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
And in the way of sinners does not stand,
And in the seat of mockers does not sit,

But in Yahweh’s Teaching is his delight,
And on his Teaching he meditates day and night.

And he is like a tree planted by streams of waters,
Who yields his fruit in his season,
And his leaf does not wither,
And whatever he does prospers.

Not so the wicked!
But they are like the chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous,
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

Posted by John Barach @ 5:23 am | Discuss (0)

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