112 1Hallelujah! Blessed man, blessed woman, who fear God, Who cherish and relish his commandments, 2Their children robust on the earth, And the homes of the upright—how blessed! 3Their houses brim with wealth And a generosity that never runs dry. 4Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people— God’s grace and mercy and justice! 5The good person is generous and lends lavishly; 6No shuffling or stumbling around for this one, But a sterling and solid and lasting reputation. 7Unfazed by rumor and gossip, Heart ready, trusting in God, 8Spirit firm, unperturbed, Ever blessed, relaxed among enemies, 9They lavish gifts on the poor— A generosity that goes on, and on, and on. An honored life! A beautiful life! 10Someone wicked takes one look and rages, Blusters away but ends up speechless. There’s nothing to the dreams of the wicked. Nothing.
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