Psalm 112 New International Version

The Prosperity of Him Who Fears the LORD

112 1  [1]Praise the Lord.[2]Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. 2  Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3  Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. 4  Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. 5  Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

6  Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. 7  They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8  Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. 9  They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn[3] will be lifted high in honor. 10  The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.


[1] 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

[2] 112:1 Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"

[3] 112:9 "Horn" here symbolizes dignity.

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