New International Reader's Version

Psalm 1:1-6

Book I

Psalms 1–41

Psalm 1

1Blessed is the person who obeys the law of the Lord.

They don’t follow the advice of evil people.

They don’t make a habit of doing what sinners do.

They don’t join those who make fun of the Lord and his law.

2Instead, the law of the Lord gives them joy.

They think about his law day and night.

3That kind of person is like a tree that is planted near a stream of water.

It always bears its fruit at the right time.

Its leaves don’t dry up.

Everything godly people do turns out well.

4Sinful people are not like that at all.

They are like straw

that the wind blows away.

5When the Lord judges them, their life will come to an end.

Sinners won’t have any place among those who are godly.

6The Lord watches over the lives of godly people.

But the lives of sinful people will lead to their death.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Thaburi 1:1-6

Ibuku rĩa Mbere

Thaburi 1–41

Gĩkeno Kĩrĩa kĩa Ma

11:1 Gũcook 33:29; Thab 89:15; Kĩam 49:6Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ mũndũ

ũrĩa ũtatwaranaga na ũtaaro wa andũ arĩa aaganu,

kana akarũgama njĩra-inĩ ya andũ arĩa mehagia,

o na kana agaikarĩra gĩtĩ kĩa arĩa manyũrũranagia.

21:2 Thab 119:16, 35; Ezek 11:20No rĩrĩ, nĩ watho wa Jehova akenagĩra,

na agecũũranagia ũhoro wa watho wake kũrĩ mũthenya kana ũtukũ.

31:3 Ndar 24:6; Kĩam 39:3Mũndũ ũcio ahaana ta mũtĩ mũhaande tũmĩtaro-inĩ twa maaĩ,

naguo ũciaraga maciaro maguo hĩndĩ ya mo yakinya,

namo mathangũ maguo matihoohaga.

Na rĩrĩ, ũndũ o wothe ekaga nĩũgaacagĩra.

41:4 Isa 40:24; Jer 13:24No andũ arĩa aaganu matihaana ũguo!

Mahaana ta mũũngũ

ũrĩa ũmbũragwo nĩ rũhuho.

51:5 Thab 5:5; Ayub 19:29Nĩ ũndũ ũcio andũ arĩa aaganu matigetiiria ciira-inĩ,

kana andũ arĩa ehia metiirie kĩũngano-inĩ kĩa andũ arĩa athingu.

61:6 Thab 37:18; Alaw 26:38Nĩgũkorwo Jehova nĩamenyagĩrĩra njĩra ya andũ arĩa athingu,

no andũ arĩa aaganu marĩ njĩra-inĩ ya kũũra.