1 Praise Jehovah! Blessed is the person who respects Jehovah and is happy to obey his commandments.
2 His descendants will grow strong on the earth. The family of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches will be in his home. His righteousness continues forever. 4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright. He is gracious, compassionate, and fair. 5 All goes well for the person who is generous and lends willingly. He earns an honest living. 6 He will never be shaken. The righteous will be remembered. 7 He is not afraid of bad news. His heart remains secure, full of confidence in Jehovah. 8 His heart is steady, and he is not afraid. In the end he will look triumphantly at his enemies. 9 He gives freely to poor. His righteousness continues forever. His head is raised in honor.