Beatus vir.

Blessed is the man that | feareth• the LORD;

* he hath great de- | -light in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty up- | -on earth;

* the generation of the | faithful shall be blessed.

3 Riches and plenteousness shall be | in his house;

* and his righteousness en- | -dureth• for ever.

4 Unto the godly there ariseth up light | in the darkness;

* he is | merci•ful, •loving•, and righteous.

5 A good man is merci- | -ful, and lendeth;

* and will guide his | words with discretion.

6 For he shall | never• be moved:

* and the righteous shall be had in ever- | -lasting remembrance.

7 He will not be afraid of any | evil tidings;

* for his heart standeth fast, and be- | -lieveth in the LORD.

8 His heart is stablished, and | will not shrink,

* until he see his de- | -sire upon his enemies.

9 He hath dispersed abroad, and given | to the poor.

* and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall | be ex•alted• with honour.

10 The ungodly shall see it, and | it shall grieve him;

* he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the un- | -godly shall perish.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.