The Happiness of a Good Person
1Praise the Lord!
Happy is the person who honors the Lord,
who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.
2The good man's children will be powerful in the land;
his descendants will be blessed.
3His family will be wealthy and rich,
and he will be prosperous forever.
4Light shines in the darkness for good people,
for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
5Happy is the person who is generous with his loans,
who runs his business honestly.
6A good person will never fail;
he will always be remembered.
7He is not afraid of receiving bad news;
his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord.
8He is not worried or afraid;
he is certain to see his enemies defeated.
9 He gives generously to the needy,
and his kindness never fails;
he will be powerful and respected.
10The wicked see this and are angry;
they glare in hate and disappear;
their hopes are gone forever.