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.
O sing to the Lord a new song; ♦︎
sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their maker; ♦︎
let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance; ♦︎
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and lyre.
4 For the Lord has pleasure in his people ♦︎
and adorns the poor with salvation.
5 Let the faithful be joyful in glory; ♦︎
let them rejoice in their ranks,
6 With the praises of God in their mouths ♦︎
and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To execute vengeance on the nations ♦︎
and punishment on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains ♦︎
and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the judgement decreed: ♦︎
such honour have all his faithful servants.