1 Let the Lord be praised. Happy is the man who gives honour to the Lord, and has great delight in his laws.
2 His seed will be strong on the earth; blessings will be on the generation of the upright. 3 A store of wealth will be in his house, and his righteousness will be for ever. 4 For the upright there is a light shining in the dark; he is full of grace and pity. 5 All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged. 6 He will not ever be moved; the memory of the upright will be living for ever. 7 He will have no fear of evil news; his heart is fixed, for his hope is in the Lord. 8 His heart is resting safely, he will have no fear, till he sees trouble come on his haters. 9 He has given with open hands to the poor; his righteousness is for ever; his horn will be lifted up with honour.