Praise the Lord. I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart, *
in the company of the upright and among the congregation.
The works of the Lord are great, *
sought out by all who have pleasure in them.
His work is worthy to be praised and held in honor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has made his marvelous works to be had in remembrance; *
The Lord is gracious and merciful.
He has given food to those who fear him; *
he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works, *
that he may give them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; *
all his commandments are true.
They stand fast for ever and ever *
and are done in truth and equity.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever; *
holy and awesome is his Name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; *
a good understanding have all those who live accordingly; his praise endures for ever.
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the one who fears the Lord, *
who has great delight in his commandments.
His seed shall be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.
Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house, *
and his righteousness shall endure for ever.
For the upright, there rises light in the darkness; *
he is merciful, loving, and righteous.
It is good for him to be generous in lending *
and to guide his words with discretion.
For he shall never be moved, *
and the righteous shall be kept in everlasting remembrance.
He will not be afraid of any evil tidings, *
for his heart is steadfast and trusts in the Lord.
His heart is established, and will not fear; *
at the last he shall see his desire upon his enemies.
He has given freely to the poor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.
The ungodly shall see it, and shall be angry; *
he shall gnash his teeth, and waste away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.