Psalm 112  Beatus vir.

1     Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord : He hath great delight in his commandments.

2     His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the generation of the faithful shall be blessed.

3     Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house : and his righteousness endureth for ever.

4     Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness : he is merciful, loving, and righteous.

5     A good man is merciful, and lendeth : and will guide his words with discretion.

6     For he shall never be moved : and the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

7     He will not be afraid of any evil tidings : for his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the Lord.

8     His heart is established, and will not shrink : until he see his desire upon his enemies.

9     He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor : and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10   The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him : he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly shall perish.