112 * Praise Jah, YOU people!*+א [ʼAʹleph]Happy is the man* in fear of Jehovah,+ב [Behth]In whose commandments+ he has taken very much delight.+ ג [Giʹmel] 2 Mighty in the earth his offspring will become.+ד [Daʹleth]As for the generation of the upright ones, it will be blessed.+ ה [Heʼ] 3 Valuable things and riches are in his house;+ו [Waw]And his righteousness is standing forever.+ ז [Zaʹyin] 4 He has flashed up in the darkness as a light to the upright ones.*+ח [Chehth]He is gracious and merciful and righteous.+ ט [Tehth] 5 The man is good who is gracious+ and is lending.+י [Yohdh]He sustains his affairs with justice.*+ כ [Kaph] 6 For at no time will he be made to totter.+ל [Laʹmedh]The righteous one will prove to be for remembrance to time indefinite.+ מ [Mem] 7 He will not be afraid even of bad news.+נ [Nun]His heart is steadfast,+ made reliant upon Jehovah.+ ס [Saʹmekh] 8 His heart is unshakable;+ he will not be afraid,+ע [ʽAʹyin]Until he looks on his adversaries.+ פ [Peʼ] 9 He has distributed widely;* he has given to the poor ones.+צ [Tsa·dhehʹ]His righteousness is standing forever.+ק [Qohph]His own horn will be exalted with glory.+ ר [Rehsh] 10 The wicked one himself will see and certainly become vexed.+ש [Shin]He will grind his very teeth and actually melt away.+ת [Taw]The desire of the wicked ones will perish.+
^ This psalm is arranged in acrostic, or Heb. alphabetic, order.
^ See 104:35 ftns.
^ See 109:16 ftn.
^ Or, “In the darkness light has shone forth for the upright ones.”
^ Or, “in judgment.”
^ Or, “He has scattered abroad.”