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.