1Alleluia, of the returning of Aggeus and Zacharias.
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments. 2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. 3Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth for ever and ever. 4To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just. 5Acceptable is the man that showeth mercy and lendeth: he shall order his words with judgment: 6because he shall not be moved for ever. 7The just shall be in everlasting remembrance: he shall not hear the evil hearing. His heart is ready to hope in the Lord: 8his heart is strengthened, he shall not be moved until he look over his enemies. 9He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory. 10The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.