Psalms 128

PSALM 128

Psalms 128:1-6 . The temporal blessings of true piety. The eighth chapter of Zecariah is a virtual commentary on this Psalm. Compare Psalms 128:3 with Zechariah 8:5 ; and Psalms 128:2 with Leviticus 26:16 , Deuteronomy 28:33 , Zechariah 8:10 ; and Psalms 128:6 with Zechariah 8:4 .

1. (Compare Psalms 1:1 ).

2. For thou shalt eat--that is, It is a blessing to live on the fruits of one's own industry.

3. by the sides--or, "within" ( Psalms 48:2 ).
olive plants--are peculiarly luxuriant ( Psalms 52:8 ).

5. In temporal blessings the pious do not forget the richer blessings of God's grace, which they shall ever enjoy.

6. Long life crowns all other temporal favors. As Psalms 125:5 , this Psalm closes with a prayer for peace, with prosperity for God's people.

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