Psalms 112

The Traits of the Righteous

Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
The lines of this poem form an acrostic
Happy is the man who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fears the Lord,
taking great delight in His commands. d

2 His descendants will be powerful in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed. e
3 Wealth and riches are in his house, f
and his righteousness endures forever. g
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright. h
He is gracious, compassionate, and righteous. i
5 Good will come to a man who lends generously
and conducts his business fairly. j
6 He will never be shaken. k
The righteous man will be remembered forever. l
7 He will not fear bad news;
his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord. m
8 His heart is assured; he will not fear. n
In the end he will look in triumph on his foes. o
9 He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever. p
horn: A symbol of power based on the strength of animal horns
horn will be exalted in honor. r

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