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Psalms 112

1 [a]

Praise the Lord.[b]
Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.

1

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.

5

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[c] will be lifted high in honor.

9

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.

10

Footnotes:

a. Psalms 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b. Psalms 112:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
c. Psalms 112:9 Horn here symbolizes dignity.
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