The Blessed State of the Righteous

  1Praise the Lord!
  Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
   Whodelights greatly in His commandments.
  2His descendants will be mighty on earth;
   The generation of the upright will be blessed.
   3Wealth and riches will be in his house,
   And his righteousness endures forever.
   4Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
   He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
   5A good man deals graciously and lends;
   He will guide his affairs with discretion.
   6Surely he will never be shaken;
   The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
   7He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
   His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
   8His heart is established;
   He will not be afraid,
   Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
  9He has dispersed abroad,
   He has given to the poor;
   His righteousness endures forever;
   His horn will be exalted with honor.
   10The wicked will see it and be grieved;
   He will gnash his teeth and melt away;
   The desire of the wicked shall perish.