1Praise the Lord! A person who fears and respects the Lord will be very happy. That person loves God’s commands. 2His descendants will be great on earth. The descendants of good people will be truly blessed. 3That person’s family will be very rich. And his goodness will continue forever. 4To good people, God is like a light shining in the dark. God is good and kind and merciful. 5It is good for a person to be kind and generous. It is good for a person to be fair in his business. 6That person will never fall. A good person will be remembered forever. 7He will not be afraid of bad news. That person is confident because he trusts the Lord. 8That person is confident. He will not be afraid. He will defeat his enemies. 9That person freely gives things to poor people, and his goodness will continue forever. He will be honored with victory. 10Wicked people see this and become angry. They will grind their teeth in anger, but then they disappear. Wicked people will not get what they want most.