1Praise the Lord. Blessed is the one who has respect for the Lord.
He finds great delight when he obeys God's commands.
2His children will be powerful in the land.
Because he is honest, his children will be blessed.
3His family will have wealth and riches.
He will always be blessed for doing what is right.
4Even in the darkness light shines on honest people.
It shines on those who are kind and tender and godly.
5Good things will come to those who are willing to lend freely.
Good things will come to those who are fair in everything they do.
6They will always be secure.
Those who do what is right will be remembered forever.
7They aren't afraid when bad news comes.
They stand firm because they trust in the Lord.
8Their hearts are secure. They aren't afraid.
In the end they will see their enemies destroyed.
9They have spread their gifts around to poor people.
Their good works continue forever.
They will be powerful and honored.
10Evil people will see it and be upset.
They will grind their teeth and become weaker and weaker.
What evil people long to do can't succeed.