1Praise the Lord!
Those who honor the Lord,
who adore God’s commandments, are truly happy!
2Their descendants will be strong throughout the land.
The offspring of those who do right will be blessed;
3wealth and riches will be in their houses.
Their righteousness stands forever.
4They shine in the dark for others who do right.
They are merciful, compassionate, and righteous.
5Those who lend generously are good people—
as are those who conduct their affairs with justice.
6Yes, these sorts of people will never be shaken;
the righteous will be remembered forever!
7They won’t be frightened at bad news.
Their hearts are steady, trusting in the Lord.
8Their hearts are firm; they aren’t afraid.
In the end, they will witness their enemies’ defeat.
9They give freely to those in need.
Their righteousness stands forever.
Their strength increases gloriously.
10The wicked see all this and fume;
they grind their teeth, but disappear to nothing.
What the wicked want to see happen comes to nothing!
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