Blessed the man who fears the LORD,
who greatly delights in his commands.a
His descendants shall be mighty in the land,
a generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches shall be in his house;
his righteousness* shall endure forever.
gracious, compassionate, and righteous.
It is good for the man gracious in lending,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
For he shall never be shaken;
the righteous shall be remembered forever.c
He shall not fear an ill report;
his heart is steadfast, trusting the LORD.
His heart is tranquil, without fear,
till at last he looks down on his foes.
Lavishly he gives to the poor;
his righteousness shall endure forever;d
his horn* shall be exalted in honor.
The wicked sees and is angry;
gnashes his teeth and wastes away;
the desire of the wicked come to nothing.
* [Psalm 112] An acrostic poem detailing the blessings received by those who remain close to God by obedience to the commandments. Among their blessings are children (Ps 112:2), wealth that enables them to be magnanimous (Ps 112:3, 5, 9), and virtue by which they encourage others (Ps 112:4). The just person is an affront to the wicked, whose hopes remain unfulfilled (Ps 112:10). The logic resembles Ps 1; 111.