1 Praise 1the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who adelights greatly in His commandments.
2 bHis descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 cWealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness 2endures forever.
4 dUnto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 eA good man deals graciously and lends;
He will guide his affairs fwith discretion.
gThe righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
7 hHe will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 His iheart is established;
jHe will not be afraid,
Until he ksees his desire upon his enemies.
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever;
His 3horn will be exalted with honor.
He will gnash his teeth and melt away;
The desire of the wicked shall perish.