Beatus vir. The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence.
Beatus vir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum, et in via peccatorum non stetit, et in cathedra pestilentiae non sedit;
2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
sed in lege Domini voluntas ejus, et in lege ejus meditabitur die ac nocte.
3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
Et erit tamquam lignum quod plantatum est secus decursus aquarum, quod fructum suum dabit in tempore suo : et folium ejus non defluet; et omnia quaecumque faciet prosperabuntur.
4 Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
Non sic impii, non sic; sed tamquam pulvis quem projicit ventus a facie terrae.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners in the council of the just.
Ideo non resurgent impii in judicio, neque peccatores in concilio justorum,
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.
quoniam novit Dominus viam justorum; et iter impiorum peribit.