1 Praise the LORD. [^1] Blessed are those who fear the LORD, ¶ who find great delight in his commands.
2 Their children will be mighty in the land; ¶ the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.
4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken; ¶ they will be remembered forever.
7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
9 They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; ¶ their horn [^2] will be lifted high in honor.
10 The wicked will see and be vexed, ¶ they will gnash their teeth and waste away; ¶ the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.