who find great delightt in his commands.
2 Their childrenu will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and richesv are in their houses,
and their righteousness enduresw forever.
4 Even in darkness light dawnsx for the upright,
for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.y
5 Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,z
who conduct their affairs with justice.
6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken;a
they will be rememberedb forever.
8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;e
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.f
9 They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,g
their righteousness enduresh forever;
10 The wicked will seej and be vexed,
the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.m
Praise the Lord, you his servants;o
praise the name of the Lord.
2 Let the name of the Lord be praised,p
both now and forevermore.q
3 From the rising of the sunr to the place where it sets,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.
4 The Lord is exalteds over all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.t
5 Who is like the Lord our God,u
6 who stoops down to lookx
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poory from the dust
and lifts the needyz from the ash heap;
8 he seats thema with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9 He settles the childlessb woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.
Praise the Lord.
1 When Israel came out of Egypt,c
Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Israel his dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled,f
the Jordan turned back;g
4 the mountains leapedh like rams,
the hills like lambs.
5 Why was it, sea, that you fled?i
Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
you hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, earth,j at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
the hard rock into springs of water.k
This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
Hebrew Hallelu Yah
Horn here symbolizes dignity.
Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 9