Psalm 112

The Traits of the Righteous

Happy is the man who fears the Lord,
taking great delight in His commands.(A)

His descendants will be powerful in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.(B)
Wealth and riches are in his house,(C)
and his righteousness endures forever.(D)
Light shines in the darkness for the upright.(E)
He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous.(F)
Good will come to a man who lends generously
and conducts his business fairly.(G)
He will never be shaken.(H)
The righteous man will be remembered forever.(I)
He will not fear bad news;
his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord.(J)
His heart is assured; he will not fear.(K)
In the end he will look in triumph on his foes.(L)
He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.(M)
His horn will be exalted in honor.(N)

10 The wicked man will see it and be angry;
he will gnash his teeth in despair.(O)
The desire of the wicked man will come to nothing.(P)


  1. Psalm 112:1 The lines of this poem form an acrostic.

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