Praise the LORD.a1 Blessed are those2 who fear the LORD,3 who find great delight4 in his commands.
Their children5 will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches6 are in their houses, and their righteousness endures7 forever.
Even in darkness light dawns8 for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.95
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,10 who conduct their affairs with justice.
Surely the righteous will never be shaken;11 they will be remembered12 forever.
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast,13 trusting in the LORD.148
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;15 in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.169
They have scattered abroad their gifts to the poor,17 their righteousness endures18 forever; their hornb will be lifted19 high in honor.
The wicked will see20 and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth21 and waste away;22 the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.23