Psalm 112

1    Alleluia.

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.

   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.


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