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Psalm 112

(from Day 23 Morning Prayer)

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.