- Blessed is the man that walked not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat
of the pestilent.
2 Chr. 22:5;
- But his will is in the law of the LORD; and in his law shall he
meditate day and night.
Ps. 118(119):1, 35, 47, 92, 97;
- And he shall be like the tree
planted by the outgoings of the waters, that
shall give his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not
fall; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
- The ungodly are not so:
they are not so,
but are like the chaff which the wind
cast off from the face of the earth.
- Therefore the ungodly shall not stand up in the judgment, nor
sinners in the council of the righteous.
- For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the
ungodly shall perish.
2 Tim. 2:19;
- General: In
ancient times, Psalms 1 and 2 were often considered to form one
poem. Thus, Acts 13:33 quotes Ps. 2 as "the first psalm". The
Talmud (tractate Berachoth, 9b) states this explicitly.
- v. 1, "Blessed": In the Masoretic text, a noun: "O, the
blessedness of the man ... !"
- v. 6, "Knoweth": In the Masoretic text, the verb is
jodea, meaning "approves" or "gives equal weight".
Orthodox Library, Forgiveness Sunday, 2004.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!