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Psalm 112

The Righteous Will Never Be Moved

11 Praise the Lord!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,

who greatly delights in his commandments!

2His offspring will be mighty in the land;

the generation of the upright will be blessed.

3Wealth and riches are in his house,

and his righteousness endures forever.

4Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;

he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

5It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;

who conducts his affairs with justice.

6For the righteous will never be moved;

he will be remembered forever.

7He is not afraid of bad news;

his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

8His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,

until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.

9He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;

his righteousness endures forever;

his horn is exalted in honor.

10The wicked man sees it and is angry;

he gnashes his teeth and melts away;

the desire of the wicked will perish!

Footnotes

  • 1 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet

Psalm 113

Who Is like the Lord Our God?

1Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

2Blessed be the name of the Lord

from this time forth and forevermore!

3From the rising of the sun to its setting,

the name of the Lord is to be praised!

4The Lord is high above all nations,

and his glory above the heavens!

5Who is like the Lord our God,

who is seated on high,

6who looks far down

on the heavens and the earth?

7He raises the poor from the dust

and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

8to make them sit with princes,

with the princes of his people.

9He gives the barren woman a home,

making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the Lord!