1 Alleluia. Of the return of Haggai and Zachariah. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord. He will prefer his commandments exceedingly.
2 His offspring will be powerful on the earth. The generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Glory and wealth will be in his house, and his justice shall remain from age to age.
4 For the upright, a light has risen up in the darkness. He is merciful and compassionate and just.
5 Pleasing is the man who shows mercy and lends. He will order his words with judgment.
6 For he will not be disturbed in eternity.
7 The just one will be an everlasting memorial. He will not fear a report of disasters. His heart is prepared to hope in the Lord.
8 His heart has been confirmed. He will not be disturbed, until he looks down upon his enemies.
9 He has distributed, he has given to the poor. His justice shall remain from age to age. His horn shall be exalted in glory.