The Blessed Fear of the LORD
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
who greatly delights in His commandments.
2 His descendants will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright—
for the gracious, compassionate, and righteous.
5 It is well with the man who is generous and lends freely,
whose affairs are guided by justice.
6 Surely he will never be shaken;
the righteous man will be remembered forever.
7 He does not fear bad news;
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is assured; he does not fear,
9 He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever; b
his horn will be lifted high in honor.
10 The wicked man will see and be grieved;
he will gnash his teeth and waste away;
the desires of the wicked will perish.