·Happy [Blessed] are those who ·respect [fear] the Lord[Prov. 1:7; 31:30], who ·want [take great delight in] ·what he [L his] commands. 2 Their ·descendants [L seed] will be ·powerful [strong] in the land; the ·children [generation] of ·honest [virtuous] people will be blessed. 3 Their houses will be full of wealth and riches, and their ·goodness [righteousness] will ·continue [endure; L stand] forever. 4 A light shines in the dark for ·honest [virtuous] people, for those who are ·merciful [gracious] and ·kind [compassionate] and ·good [merciful]. 5 It is good to be ·merciful [gracious] and ·generous [to lend]. Those who ·are fair in their business [conduct their affairs justly] 6 will never be ·defeated [moved]. ·Good [Righteous] people will always be remembered. 7 They ·won’t be afraid of [do not fear] ·bad news [to hear evil; Prov. 30:25]; their hearts are ·steady [steadfast; established; prepared] because they ·trust [have confidence in] the Lord. 8 They ·are confident [endure; are unshakeable; 111:8] and will not ·be afraid [fear]; they will look down on their ·enemies [foes]. 9 They ·give freely [L distribute/scatter, they give] to the ·poor [needy]. ·The things they do are right and [Their righteousness] will ·continue [endure] forever [2 Cor. 9:9]. ·They will be given great honor [L Their horn is exalted in glory; C an animal’s horn symbolizes strength].
10 The wicked will see this and become angry; they will ·grind [gnash] their teeth [C in anger] and then ·disappear [melt away]. The ·wishes [cravings; desires] of the wicked will ·come to nothing [perish].
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