1 12 Praise Hashem. Ashrei is the ish that feareth Hashem, that delighteth greatly in His mitzvot.
2 His zera shall be gibbor ba’aretz; the dor (generation) of the Yesharim (upright ones) shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and osher (riches) shall be in his bais; and his tzedakah endureth forever.
4 Unto the Yesharim (upright ones) there ariseth ohr in the choshech; he is channun, and rachum, and tzaddik.
5 A tov ish is generous, and lendeth; he will guide his affairs with mishpat.
6 Surely he shall never falter; the tzaddik shall be in remembrance olam (forever).
7 He shall not be afraid of mishmu’ah ra’ah (news of misfortune, evil tidings); his lev is nachon (steadfast), trusting in Hashem.
8 His lev is samuch (sustained), he shall not be afraid, until he look in triumph upon his foes.
9 He hath contributed freely, he hath given to the evyonim (needy); his tzedakah endureth forever; his keren shall be lifted up in kavod.
10 The rasha shall see it, and be incensed; he shall gnash his teeth, and waste away; the ta’avot resha’im (desire of the wicked ones) shall come to nothing.