Blessedness of the Fear of the Lord.
A Song of [a]Ascents.
1Blessed [happy and sheltered by God’s favor] is everyone who fears the Lord [and worships Him with obedience],
Who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments.
For you shall eat the fruit of [the labor of] your hands,
You will be happy and blessed and it will be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
Within the innermost part of your house;
Your children will be like olive plants
Around your table.
Behold, for so shall the man be blessed and divinely favored
Who fears the Lord [and worships Him with obedience].
May the Lord bless you from Zion [His holy mountain],
And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life;
Indeed, may you see your [family perpetuated in your] children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!