Happy those who do not follow

the counsel of the wicked,

nor go the way of sinners,

nor sit in company with scoffers.

Rather, the law of the Lord is their joy;

God’s law they study day and night.

They are like a tree

planted near streams of water,

that yields its fruit in season;

Its leaves never whither;

whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3