How happy is anyone who fears Adonai,
who greatly delights in his mitzvot.
2His descendants will be powerful on earth,
a blessed generation of upright people.
3Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness stands forever.
4To the upright he shines like a light in the dark,
merciful, compassionate and righteous.
5Things go well with the person who is merciful and lends,
who conducts his affairs with fairness;
6for he will never be moved.
The righteous will be remembered forever.
7He will not be frightened by bad news;
he remains steady, trusting in Adonai.
8His heart is set firm, he will not be afraid,
till finally he looks in triumph at his enemies.
9He distributes freely, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness stands forever.
His power will be increased honorably.
10The wicked will be angry when they see this;
they will gnash their teeth and waste away,
the desires of the wicked will come to nothing.