Psalms 112

God Blesses His Worshipers

1Shout praises to the Lord!

The Lord blesses everyone

who worships him and gladly

obeys his teachings.

2Their descendants will have

great power in the land,

because the Lord blesses

all who do right.

3They will get rich and prosper

and will always be remembered

for their fairness.

4They will be so kind

and merciful and good,

that they will be a light

in the dark for others

who do the right thing.

5Life will go well for those

who freely lend

and are honest in business.

6They won't ever be troubled,

and the kind things they do

will never be forgotten.

7Bad news won't bother them;

they have decided

to trust the Lord.

8They are dependable

and not afraid,

and they will live to see

their enemies defeated.

9 They will always be remembered

and greatly praised,

because they were kind

and freely gave to the poor.

10When evil people see this,

they angrily bite their tongues

and disappear.

They will never get

what they really want.