Praise the Lord! How blessed is the one who obeys the Lord, who takes great delight in keeping his commands. His descendants will be powerful on the earth; the godly will be blessed. His house contains wealth and riches; his integrity endures. In the darkness a light shines for the godly, for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just. It goes well for the one who generously lends money, and conducts his business honestly.
Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion.
Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever. Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.
Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Living with integrity, conducting affairs with justice, dealing graciously and lending; these are marks of obedience to the Lord, and they are not the only examples. Our obedience to God begins with Jesus Christ, and believing in the One who God the Father has sent to us to restore our relationship with Him. Living this way not only benefits you, but it benefits your children, and the generations to come. What you choose to do every day affects your children, and my prayer is that all would recognize this and be convicted to act accordingly for their benefit in Christ Jesus. This verse does not mean persecution will not come, and it does not promise a trouble-free life. It is a promise of favor, blessing, and that the Lord God is with You always and will work for your good.