1. Alleluia! How blessed is anyone who fears Yahweh, who delights in his commandments!

2. His descendants shall be powerful on earth, the race of the honest shall receive blessings:

3. Riches and wealth for his family; his uprightness stands firm for ever.

4. For the honest he shines as a lamp in the dark, generous, tender-hearted, and upright.

5. All goes well for one who lends generously, who is honest in all his dealing;

6. for all time to come he will not stumble, for all time to come the upright will be remembered.

7. Bad news holds no fears for him, firm is his heart, trusting in Yahweh.

8. His heart held steady, he has no fears, till he can gloat over his enemies.

9. To the needy he gives without stint, his uprightness stands firm for ever; his reputation is founded on strength.

10. The wicked are vexed at the sight, they grind their teeth and waste away. The desires of the wicked will be frustrated.

Por que a tentação passada deixa na alma uma certa perturbação? perguntou um penitente a Padre Pio. Ele respondeu: “Você já presenciou um tremor de terra? Quando tudo estremece a sua volta, você também é sacudido; no entanto, não necessariamente fica enterrado nos destroços!” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina