O praise the Lord.
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord :
and greatly delights in his commandments.
His children shall be mighty in the land :
a race of upright men who will be blessed.
Riches and plenty shall be in his house :
and his righteousness stands for ever.
Light arises in darkness for the upright :
gracious and merciful is the righteous man.
It goes well with the man who acts generously and lends :
who guides his affairs with justice.
Surely he shall never be moved :
the righteous shall be held in everlasting remembrance.
He will not fear bad tidings :
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is confident and will not fear :
he will see the downfall of his enemies.
He gives freely to the poor :
his righteousness stands for ever, his head is uplifted in glory.
The wicked man shall see it and be angry :
he shall gnash his teeth and consume away;
and the hope of the wicked shall fail: