1¶ Halelu-JAH. Blessed is the man that fears the Lord,
that delights greatly in his commandments.
2His seed shall be mighty upon earth;
the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3Wealth and riches shall be in his house;
and his righteousness endures for ever.
4A light has shined in the darkness upon the upright:
Gracious and merciful and righteous.
5A good man has mercy and lends;
He will govern his affairs with good judgment.
6¶ Surely he shall not be moved for ever;
the righteous shall be in eternal remembrance.
7He shall not be afraid of evil rumours;
his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
8His heart is established; he shall not be afraid,
until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
9He has dispersed; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures for ever;
his horn shall be exalted in glory.
10The wicked shall see it and be furious;
he shall gnash with his teeth and waste away:
The desire of the wicked shall perish.