Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
I generally use the ESV version but use whichever you prefer. Don’t switch between translations when memorising a particular passage as it becomes confusing.
Here is a way of hanging this psalm on a walk along the Prom at Felixstowe in Suffolk. You could do a similar thing with a journey you know well. The key verbs at the beginning are WALK, STAND and SIT.
As you can see I often use rhyming words to capture the text word so ‘whatever he does’ becomes a ‘water duck’ and ‘judgement’ becomes ‘fudge’! This may appear sacrilegious but I would encourage you not to worry about that because the images in the end disappear. They are just a means to an end.