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The fifth book of Psalms, song 112, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 112

New English Translation


   1 Praise the LORD! How blessed is the one who obeys the LORD, who takes great delight in keeping his commands.
   2 His descendants will be powerful on the earth; the godly will be blessed.
   3 His house contains wealth and riches; his integrity endures.
   4 In the darkness a light shines for the godly, for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just.
   5 It goes well for the one who generously lends money, and conducts his business honestly.
   6 For he will never be upended; others will always remember one who is just.
   7 He does not fear bad news. He is confident; he trusts in the LORD.
   8 His resolve is firm; he will not succumb to fearbefore he looks in triumph on his enemies.
   9 He generously gives to the needy; his integrity endures. He will be vindicated and honored.
   10 When the wicked see this, they will worry; they will grind their teeth in frustration and melt away; the desire of the wicked will perish.

King James Version


   1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
   2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
   3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
   4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
   5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
   6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
   7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
   8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
   9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
   10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
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