How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the way of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of Yahweh,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
And he will be like a tree firmly planted
by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not rise in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalm 1 LSB

Thus says Yahweh,
“Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,
And whose heart turns away from Yahweh.
And he will be like a juniper in the desert
And will not see when prosperity comes,
But will dwell in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land of salt
which is not inhabited.”

“Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh
And whose trust is Yahweh.
And he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That sends forth its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor refrain from yielding fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:5-8 LSB

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
I will give You thanks forever, because You have done
And I will hope on Your name,
it is good,
in the presence of Your holy ones.
Psalm 52:8–9 LSB

Jordan River: Deror avi.  (CC BY-SA 3.0). GFDL-1.2-or-later.
Figs: Kurt Stueber. (CC BY-SA 3.0). GFDL-1.2-or-later.
Chaff: Public Domain.
JuniperFcb981. (CC BY-SA 3.0). GFDL-1.2-or-later.
Bluebyrd PlumKeith Weller, U.S. Department of Agriculture on Pixnio. Public Domain, CC0.
Olive Harvest in Israel: אליעד מלין. (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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