Psalm 112 (The Message) -Personalized
Hallelujah! I'm a blessed woman, because I fear(respect, love and heed) God,
I cherish and relish his commandments,
My offspring robust on the earth,
And my homes blessed, because I'm upright!
My houses brim with wealth
And my generosity that never runs dry.
Sunrise breaks through the darkness for me, because I'm a good person—
God gives me grace and mercy and justice!
Trelan Hylton, the good person, is generous and lends lavishly;
No shuffling or stumbling around for me,
But a sterling and solid and lasting reputation.
I'm unfazed by rumor and gossip,
Heart ready, trusting in God,
Spirit firm, unperturbed,
Ever blessed, relaxed among enemies,
I lavish gifts on the poor—
My generosity that goes on, and on, and on.
I live an honored life! A beautiful life!
Someone wicked takes one look and rages,
Blusters away but ends up speechless.
Psalm 112 (King James Version)
1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.