Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
"As happy as a king "is a common phrase; but history almost seems to say, "As miserable as a king." In his last will Henry
IV. spoke most sadly of his life, which he had "misspended." The last words of Henry VIII. were, "All is lost." "I, Eleanor, by the wrath of God, Queen of England," so wrote Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry
II. Queen Mary begged that, when she died, not even the semblance of a crown might be put upon her brow. "I am aweary of my life," said Queen Elizabeth to the French ambassador. And in the present time we have all seen how much there is in the lot of the Czar of all the Russias that none of us would like. — True happiness can never be realized, either by king or peasant, apart from God, and the wise king said very truly, "Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.