Neither do they which go by say, the blessing of the Lord [be]
As was usual with passengers, when they went by where mowers, and reapers, and binders, were at work in the field in harvest time; who used to wish the presence and blessing of God with them, and upon their labours; and who returned the salutation, as may be seen in Boaz and his reapers, ( Ruth 2:4 ) ;
we bless you in the name of the Lord;
which is either a continuation of the blessing of the passengers, or the answer of the reapers to them; so the Targum,
``nor do they answer them, "we bless you",'' &c.The sense is, that those wicked men would have no blessing on them, from God nor men; that no God speed would be wished them; but that they were like the earth, that is covered with briers and thorns; which is nigh unto cursing, and its end to be burned.