The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
A blessed man is he, who fears the Lord, bearing great love to his commandments.
Children of his shall win renown in their country; do right, and thy sons shall find a blessing.
Ease shall dwell in his house, and great prosperity; fame shall ever record his bounty.
Good men see a light dawn in darkness; his light, who is merciful, kind and faithful.
It goes well with the man who lends in pity, just and merciful in his dealings.
Length of days shall leave him still unshaken; men will remember the just for ever.
No fear shall he have of evil tidings; on the Lord his hope is fixed unchangeably.
Patient his heart remains and stedfast, quietly he waits for the downfall of his enemies.
Rich are his alms to the needy; still his bounty abides in memory.✻ The Lord will lift up his head in triumph;
ungodly men are ill content to see it. Vainly they gnash their teeth in envy; worldly hopes must fade and perish.
The Holy Bible