112 [a]Praise [b]the Lord! How blessed is the man who [c]fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2 His [d]descendants will be mighty [e]on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He isgracious and compassionate and righteous. 5 It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will [f]maintain his cause in judgment. 6 For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be [g]remembered forever.
7 He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8 His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. 9 [h]He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be [i]vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
The Lord Exalts the Humble.
113 [j]Praise [k]the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forever. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God, Who is enthroned on high, 6 Who [l]humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? 7 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap, 8 To make themsit with [m]princes, With the [n]princes of His people. 9 He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. [o]Praise [p]the Lord!
God’s Deliverance of Israel from Egypt.
114 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2 Judah became His sanctuary, Israel, His dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs. 5 What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? 6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob, 8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of water.
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