Blessed are those who fear the Lord ♦︎
and have great delight in his commandments.
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land, ♦︎
a generation of the faithful that will be blest.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, ♦︎
and their righteousness endures for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; ♦︎
gracious and full of compassion are the righteous.
5 It goes well with those who are generous in lending ♦︎
and order their affairs with justice,
6 For they will never be shaken; ♦︎
the righteous will be held in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil tidings; ♦︎
their heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 Their heart is sustained and will not fear, ♦︎
until they see the downfall of their foes.
9 They have given freely to the poor;
their righteousness stands fast for ever; ♦︎
their head will be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see it and be angry;
they shall gnash their teeth in despair; ♦︎
the desire of the wicked shall perish.