The Blessed State of the Righteous
1Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who⚓delights greatly in His commandments.
2⚓His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3⚓Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness endures forever.
4⚓Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5⚓A 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.
7⚓He 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.