The Traits of the Righteous
1Hallelujah! # The lines of this poem form an acrostic.
Happy is the man who fears the Lord,
taking great delight in His commands. # Ps 1:2; 119:16; 128:1
2His descendants will be powerful in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed. # Ps 102:28
3Wealth and riches are in his house, # Pr 3:16; 8:18
and his righteousness endures forever. # Ps 111:3
4Light shines in the darkness for the upright. # Ps 97:11
He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous. # Ex 34:6; Neh 9:17; Ps 116:5
5Good will come to a man who lends generously
and conducts his business fairly. # Ps 15:5; 37:26
6He will never be shaken. # Ps 55:22
The righteous man will be remembered forever. # Pr 10:7
7He will not fear bad news;
his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord. # Ps 56:4; 57:7; Pr 1:33
8His heart is assured; he will not fear. # Ps 27:1; 56:11
In the end he will look in triumph on his foes. # Ps 54:7; 59:10
9He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever. # 2Co 9:9
His horn will be exalted in honor. # Ps 75:10; 89:17
10The wicked man will see it and be angry;
he will gnash his teeth in despair. # Jb 16:9; Ps 35:16
The desire of the wicked man will come to nothing. # Pr 10:28; 11:7