Psalm 112–114

Psalm 112a

Praise the Lord.b q

Blessed are thoser who fear the Lord,s

who find great delightt in his commands.

Their childrenu will be mighty in the land;

the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Wealth and richesv are in their houses,

and their righteousness enduresw forever.

Even in darkness light dawnsx for the upright,

for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.y

Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,z

who conduct their affairs with justice.

Surely the righteous will never be shaken;a

they will be rememberedb forever.

They will have no fear of bad news;

their hearts are steadfast,c trusting in the Lord.d

Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;e

in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.f

They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,g

their righteousness enduresh forever;

their hornc will be liftedi high in honor.

10 The wicked will seej and be vexed,

they will gnash their teethk and waste away;l

the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.m

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord.a n

Praise the Lord, you his servants;o

praise the name of the Lord.

Let the name of the Lord be praised,p

both now and forevermore.q

From the rising of the sunr to the place where it sets,

the name of the Lord is to be praised.

The Lord is exalteds over all the nations,

his glory above the heavens.t

Who is like the Lord our God,u

the One who sits enthronedv on high,w

who stoops down to lookx

on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poory from the dust

and lifts the needyz from the ash heap;

he seats thema with princes,

with the princes of his people.

He settles the childlessb woman in her home

as a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord.

Psalm 114

When Israel came out of Egypt,c

Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,

Judahd became God’s sanctuary,e

Israel his dominion.

The sea looked and fled,f

the Jordan turned back;g

the mountains leapedh like rams,

the hills like lambs.

Why was it, sea, that you fled?i

Why, Jordan, did you turn back?

Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,

you hills, like lambs?

Tremble, earth,j at the presence of the Lord,

at the presence of the God of Jacob,

who turned the rock into a pool,

the hard rock into springs of water.k

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