1 Praise ye Jehovah.
Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah.
That delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth:
The generation of the upright shall be blessed.
1 See Psalm cv. 45. A. 8267.
See Psalm xxii. 24. R. 527.
See Psalm civ. 35. R. 803.
See Psalm lxxxvi. n. Add: to delight greatly in the precepts of Jehovah is to love them, consequently to will and do them. E. 696.
See Psalm civ. 35. E. 1197.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house;
And his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness:
He is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
1-7, 9. He that trusts in the Lord and lives well will be saved. P. P.
1, 3. Wealth and riches stand for the wealth and riches of wisdom and intelligence, thus for knowledges, which are in His house, that is, are in Him. A. 1488.
By the rich are here meant those who possessed the knowledges of truth and good, because they had the Word, who were the Jews. R. 206.
5 Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and
He shall maintain his cause in judgment.
6 For lie shall never be moved;
The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
5, 6. See Psalm xxxvii. 21. Add: By being merciful and lending is described the state of those who are in genuine charity. A. 9174.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings:
His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid,
Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the needy;
His righteousness endureth for ever:
His horn shall be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved;
He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away:
The desire of the wicked shall perish.
5, 9. That horn signifies Divine truth is manifest because it is here said — see verse 9 — Righteousness in the Word is predicated of good, wherefore horn is predicated of truth, for in every particular of the Word there is a marriage of good and of truth. Honour also signifies Divine truth. E. 316.
8, 10. He will have no fear of the hells, however much they may rise up against Him. P. P.
10 See Psalm xxxv. 15, 16. R. 435.
See Psalm xxxv. 15, 16. E. 556.
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)