112#112 This psalm is a Hebrew acrostic poem; after the introductory note of praise, each line begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
1Praise the Lord!
How joyful are those who fear the Lord
and delight in obeying his commands.
2Their children will be successful everywhere;
an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.
3They themselves will be wealthy,
and their good deeds will last forever.
4Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
5Good comes to those who lend money generously
and conduct their business fairly.
6Such people will not be overcome by evil.
Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
7They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
8They are confident and fearless
and can face their foes triumphantly.
9They share freely and give generously to those in need.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
They will have influence and honor.
10The wicked will see this and be infuriated.
They will grind their teeth in anger;
they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.