Psalm 111 and 112

Psalm 111 and 112 are the same length and seem to thematically fit well together. Here’s a responsive reading with the two Psalms twisted together.

P: Praise the Lord. Ps 111:1
C: Praise the Lord. Ps 112:1

P: I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. Ps 111:2
C: Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. Ps 112:2

P: Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Ps 111:3
C: His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Ps 112:3

P: Glorious and majestic are his deeds; and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. Ps 111:4
C: Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Ps 112:4

P: He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. Ps 111:5
C: Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Ps 112:5

P: He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. Ps 111:6
C: Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. Ps 112:6

P: The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. Ps 111:7
C: Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. Ps 112:7

P: They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness. Ps 111:8
C: He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. Ps 112:8

P: He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name. Ps 111:9
C: He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever ;his horn will be lifted high in honor. Ps 112:9

P: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. Ps 111:10
C: The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing. Ps 112:10

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