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ምስጉን ነው በክፉዎች ምክር ያልሄደ፥ በኃጢአተኞችም መንገድ ያልቆመ፥ በዋዘኞችም ወንበር ያልተቀመጠ።
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ነገር ግን በእግዚአብሔር ሕግ ደስ ይለዋል፥ ሕጉንም በቀንና በሌሊት ያስባል።
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እርሱም በውኃ ፈሳሾች ዳር እንደ ተተከለች፥ ፍሬዋን በየጊዜዋ እንደምትሰጥ፥ ቅጠልዋም እንደማይረግፍ ዛፍ ይሆናል፤ የሚሠራውም ሁሉ ይከናወንለታል።
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ክፉዎች እንዲህ አይደሉም፥ ነገር ግን ነፋስ ጠርጎ እንደሚወስደው ትቢያ ናቸው።
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ስለዚህ ክፉዎች በፍርድ፥ ኃጢአተኞችም በጻድቃን ማኅበር አይቆሙም።
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እግዚአብሔር የጻድቃንን መንገድ ያውቃልና፥ የክፉዎች መንገድ ግን ትጠፋለች።

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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.
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But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.
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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.
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The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
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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,
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Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.