Who is the man who fears the LORD?
Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
His soul shall abide in well-being,
and his offspring shall inherit the land.
The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant.
Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of the children of mankind!
In the cover of your presence
you hide them from the plots of men;
you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love.
The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
You have set up a banner for those who fear you,
that they may flee to it from the bow.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
But the steadfast love of the LORD
is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children.
Praise the LORD!
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
He will bless those who fear the LORD,
both the small and the great.
Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.
In the fear of the LORD
one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
The fear of the LORD leads to life,
and whoever has it rests satisfied;
he will not be visited by harm.
He will be the stability of your times,
abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.
But for you who fear my name,
the sun of righteousness shall rise
with healing in its wings.
You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
A special promise
that God will give the fear of God to his people:
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
I will give them one heart and one way,
that they may fear me forever,
for their own good
and the good of their children after them.
I will make with them an everlasting covenant,
that I will not turn away from doing good to them.
And I will put the fear of me in their hearts,
that they may not turn from me.