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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Zaburi 1:1-6

KITABU CHA KWANZA

(Zaburi 1–41)

Zaburi 1

Furaha Ya Kweli

11:1 Kum 33:29; Za 40:4; 26:9; 37:38; 51:13; 104:35; 26:4; 10:2-11; 128:4; 89:15; 81:12; Mwa 49:6; Isa 28:14; Hos 7:5; Ay 21:16; 11:3; 31:5; Mit 1:22; 4:14Heri mtu yule ambaye

haendi katika shauri la watu waovu,

wala hasimami katika njia ya wenye dhambi,

au kuketi katika baraza la wenye mizaha.

21:2 Za 19:7; 119:1, 16, 35; 112:1; Rum 7:22; Eze 11:20; 18:17; Mwa 24:63Bali huifurahia sheria ya Bwana,

naye huitafakari hiyo sheria usiku na mchana.

31:3 Za 46:4; 65:9; 52:8; 92:12, 14; 128:2, 3; Yer 11:16; Zek 4:3; Hes 24:6; Ay 14:9; Eze 17:5; 47:12; Isa 1:30; 64:6; Mwa 39:3Mtu huyo ni kama mti uliopandwa

kando ya vijito vya maji,

ambao huzaa matunda kwa majira yake

na majani yake hayanyauki.

Lolote afanyalo hufanikiwa.

Huzuni Ya Waovu

41:4 Ay 13:25; Isa 40:24; Yer 13:24Sivyo walivyo waovu!

Wao ni kama makapi

yapeperushwayo na upepo.

51:5 Za 5:5; 26:12; 35:28; 82:1; 89:5; 107:32; 111:1; 149:1; Ay 19:29; 1:6; Za 37:18; 121:5; 145:20; 9:6; Nah 1:7; Law 26:38; Yn 1:41Kwa hiyo waovu hawatastahimili hukumu,

wala wenye dhambi katika kusanyiko la wenye haki.

6Kwa maana Bwana huziangalia njia za mwenye haki,

bali njia ya waovu itaangamia.