The Blessed State of the Righteous
1Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who #Ps. 128:1delights greatly in His commandments.
2#(Ps. 102:28)His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3#Prov. 3:16; 8:18; (Matt. 6:33)Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness endures forever.
4#Job 11:17; Ps. 97:11Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5#Ps. 37:26; (Luke 6:35)A good man deals graciously and lends;
He will guide his affairs #(Eph. 5:15; Col. 4:5)with discretion.
6Surely he will never be shaken;
#Prov. 10:7The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
7#(Prov. 1:33)He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8His #Heb. 13:9heart is established;
#(Ps. 27:1; 56:11); Prov. 1:33; 3:24; (Is. 12:2)He will not be afraid,
Until he #Ps. 59:10sees his desire upon his enemies.
9He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever;
His horn will be exalted with honor.
10The wicked will see it and be grieved;
He will gnash his teeth and melt away;
The desire of the wicked shall perish.