How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.
Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.
I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult. Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.
“ Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.
“Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Aleph. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord.
‘Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me,
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.
“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.
My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path,
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
“ Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God:
My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the Lord.
O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity,
O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!
Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments.
How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things;
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.
If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.
‘Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?
“If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,
A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!
Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.
The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
“ Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places.”
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
“ Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord.
“I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘ Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.
(he had not consented to their plan and action), a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God;
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.