1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that]He means that reverent fear which is in the children of God, which causes them to delight only in the word of God.feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seede shall be mightie vpon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.
3 The godly will have abundance and contentment, because their heart is satisfied in God alone.Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto theThe faithful in all their adversities know that all will go well with them for God will be merciful and just.upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man sheweth favour, andHe shows what the fruit of mercy is, to lend freely and not for gain, and so to measure his doings that he may be able to help where need requires and not to bestow all on himself.lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall neuer be moued: but the righteous shalbe had in euerlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraide of euill tidings: for his heart is fixed, and beleeueth in the Lord.
8 His heart is stablished: therefore he will not feare, vntill he see his desire vpon his enemies.
9 He hathThe godly are not stingy, but distribute liberally, as the need of the poor requires and as his power is able.dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; hisHis power and prosperous estate.horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see [it], and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, andThe blessings of God on his children will cause the wicked to die for envy.melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.