Happy are those who fear Yahweh!
Happy are those who greatly delight in his commandments!
Their descendants will be mighty in the land.
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses.
Their righteousness endures forever.
They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright.
They are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
It is well with those who deal generously and lend.
They conduct their affairs with justice.
The righteous will never be moved.
They will be remembered forever.”
Psalm 112 is a companion psalm to Psalm 111. Even though it is fairly short, it is another line by line acrostic or Hebrew alphabet psalm without any title. Just like the preceding psalm, it also starts with the refrain “Praise Yahweh” or the Alleluia cry, the Hebrew word “Hallelujah.” Although there is a comparison between the righteous and the wicked, the emphasis is mostly on the righteous. The righteous are happy because they fear God. They delight in his commandments. Their descendants will be mighty. The generations of the upright are blessed and happy since their righteousness endures forever. They will have wealth and riches in their houses. They will be the light in the darkness. They are gracious, merciful, and righteous, just like Yahweh. They will be generous and just. They will be remembered because of their righteousness.