Psalm 1: "Happy the man" (From Biblical Hebrew)

"Happy the Man"
Psalm 1
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

Happy the man who has not walked as the wicked counsel
 nor sat in scoffers' sessions nor stood the wrongers' way. 
But makes Yahweh's teaching his desire
 and mutters His teaching night and day. 
He is to be as a tree planted by water streams
 that bears its fruit in season
  with never-withering leaf,
and thrive in every thing he does. 
Not so the ungodly wicked,
 but like chaff wind whips away.
So no the wicked shall not stand in judgment,
 nor wrongers with the righteous host. 
For Yahweh grasps the way of the righteous
 and the wicked's way is lost.

Audio recording of the original text chanted in Tiberian Hebrew:


The Original:


אַ֥שְֽׁרֵי הָאִ֗ישׁ 
אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹ֥א הָלַךְ֮ בַּעֲצַת רְשָׁ֫עִ֥ים
           וּבְדֶ֣רֶךְ חַ֭טָּאִים לֹ֥א עָמָ֑ד
                   וּבְמוֹשַׁ֥ב לֵ֝צִ֗ים לֹ֣א יָשָֽׁב׃
כִּ֤י אִ֥ם בְּתוֹרַ֥ת יְהֹוָ֗ה חֶ֫פְצ֥וֹ
  וּֽבְתוֹרָת֥וֹ יֶהְגֶּ֗ה יוֹמָ֥ם וָלָֽיְלָה׃
וְֽהָיָ֗ה כְּעֵץ֮ שָׁת֢וּל עַֽל־פַּלְגֵ֫י מָ֥יִם
אֲשֶׁ֤ר פִּרְי֨וֹ יִתֵּ֬ן בְּעִתּ֗וֹ
       וְעָלֵ֥הוּ לֹֽא־יִבּ֑וֹל
    וְכֹ֖ל אֲשֶׁר־יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה יַצְלִֽיחַ׃
לֹא־כֵ֥ן הָרְשָׁעִ֑ים
  כִּ֥י אִם־כַּ֝מֹּ֗ץ אֲֽשֶׁר־תִּדְּפֶ֥נּוּ רֽוּחַ׃
עַל־כֵּ֤ן לֹא־יָקֻ֣מוּ רְ֭שָׁעִים בַּמִּשְׁפָּ֑ט
  וְ֝חַטָּאִ֗ים בַּעֲדַ֥ת צַדִּיקִֽים׃
כִּֽי־יוֹדֵ֣עַ יְ֭הֹוָה דֶּ֣רֶךְ צַדִּיקִ֑ים
  וְדֶ֖רֶךְ רְשָׁעִ֣ים תֹּאבֵֽד׃

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