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Psalms 112

1 Praise the Lord.(1)
     Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
     who finds great delight in his commands.
2 His children 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 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
     for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.]>(2)
5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,
     who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 Surely he will never be shaken;
     a righteous man will be remembered forever.
7 He will have no fear of bad news;
     his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is secure, he will have no fear;
     in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.
9 He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor,
     his righteousness endures forever;
     his horn(3) will be lifted high in honor.
10 The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.