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Psalm 112 Good News Translation (GNT)

The Happiness of a Good Person

112 Praise the Lord!

Happy is the person who honors the Lord,
    who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.
The good man's children will be powerful in the land;
    his descendants will be blessed.
His family will be wealthy and rich,
    and he will be prosperous forever.

Light shines in the darkness for good people,
    for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
Happy is the person who is generous with his loans,
    who runs his business honestly.
A good person will never fail;
    he will always be remembered.

He is not afraid of receiving bad news;
    his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord.
He is not worried or afraid;
    he is certain to see his enemies defeated.
He gives generously to the needy,
    and his kindness never fails;
    he will be powerful and respected.
10 The wicked see this and are angry;
    they glare in hate and disappear;
    their hopes are gone forever.

Good News Translation (GNT)

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Psalm 112 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 112[a]

Praise the Lord.[b]

Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
    who find great delight in his commands.

Their children will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
    and their righteousness endures forever.
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
    for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely,
    who conduct their affairs with justice.

Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
    they will be remembered forever.
They will have no fear of bad news;
    their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;
    in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,
    their righteousness endures forever;
    their horn[c] 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. Psalm 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 112:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  3. Psalm 112:9 Horn here symbolizes dignity.
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