Psalm 112[a]

Praise the Lord.[b](A)

Blessed are those(B) who fear the Lord,(C)
    who find great delight(D) in his commands.

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

Surely the righteous will never be shaken;(K)
    they will be remembered(L) forever.
They will have no fear of bad news;
    their hearts are steadfast,(M) trusting in the Lord.(N)
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear;(O)
    in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.(P)
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor,(Q)
    their righteousness endures(R) forever;
    their horn[c] will be lifted(S) high in honor.

10 The wicked will see(T) and be vexed,
    they will gnash their teeth(U) and waste away;(V)
    the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.(W)

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord.[d](X)

Praise the Lord, you his servants;(Y)
    praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised,(Z)
    both now and forevermore.(AA)
From the rising of the sun(AB) to the place where it sets,
    the name of the Lord is to be praised.

The Lord is exalted(AC) over all the nations,
    his glory above the heavens.(AD)
Who is like the Lord our God,(AE)
    the One who sits enthroned(AF) on high,(AG)
who stoops down to look(AH)
    on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor(AI) from the dust
    and lifts the needy(AJ) from the ash heap;
he seats them(AK) with princes,
    with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless(AL) woman in her home
    as a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord.

Psalm 114

When Israel came out of Egypt,(AM)
    Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah(AN) became God’s sanctuary,(AO)
    Israel his dominion.

The sea looked and fled,(AP)
    the Jordan turned back;(AQ)
the mountains leaped(AR) like rams,
    the hills like lambs.

Why was it, sea, that you fled?(AS)
    Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
    you hills, like lambs?

Tremble, earth,(AT) at the presence of the Lord,
    at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool,
    the hard rock into springs of water.(AU)

Footnotes

  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.
  4. Psalm 113:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 9