1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
1 Hallelujah! How happy is the person who fears the LORD, who truly delights in his commandments.
1 Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
2 His descendants will be powerful in the land, a generation of the upright who will be blessed.
2 His [spiritual] offspring shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
3 Prosperity and welfare are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
4 A light shines in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and just.
4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God].
5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
5 It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness.
5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
6 He will never be shaken; the one who is just will always be remembered.
6 He will not be moved forever; the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
7 He need not fear a bad report, for his heart is unshaken, since he trusts in the LORD.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
8 His heart is steadfast, he will not fear. In the end he will look in triumph over his enemy.
8 His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries.
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
9 He gives generously to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.
9 He has distributed freely [he has given to the poor and needy]; his righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) endures forever; his horn shall be exalted in honor.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
10 The wicked person sees this and flies into a rage; his teeth gnash and wear away. The desire of the wicked will amount to nothing.
10 The wicked man will see it and be grieved and angered, he will gnash his teeth and disappear [in despair]; the desire of the wicked shall perish and come to nothing.
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