Psalm 112 – New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 112[a]

  1. Praise the Lord.[b] Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.
  2. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
  3. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.
  4. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
  5. Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
  6. Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.
  7. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
  8. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
  9. They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn[c] will be lifted high in honor.
  10. The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.


a. Psalm 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
b. Psalm 112:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
c. Psalm 112:9 Horn here symbolizes dignity.

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Psalm 112 – King James Version (KJV)

א Aleph

  1. Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD,

ב Bet

That delighteth greatly in his commandments.

ג Gimel

  1. His seed shall be mighty upon earth:

ד Dalet

The generation of the upright shall be blessed.

ה He

  1. Wealth and riches shall be in his house:

ו Waw

And his righteousness endureth for ever.

ז Zain

  1. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness:

ח Het

He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

ט Tet

  1. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth:

י Yod

He will guide his affairs with discretion.

כ Kaph

  1. Surely he shall not be moved for ever:

ל Lamed

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

מ Mem

7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings:

נ Nun

His heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

ס Samek

  1. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid,

ע Ain

Until he see his desire upon his enemies.

פ Pe

  1. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor;

צ Zade

His righteousness endureth for ever;

ק Qoph

His horn shall be exalted with honour.

ר Resh

  1. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved;

ש Shin

He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away:

ת Taw

The desire of the wicked shall perish.