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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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Blessed is the man who doesn''t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;
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but his delight is in Yahweh''s law. On his law he meditates day and night.
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He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.
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The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
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Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
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For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.