Psalms 128:1

A song of ascents.

1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.

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Psalms 128:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
ESV
1 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!
NLT
1 How joyful are those who fear the LORD — all who follow his ways!
MSG
1 All you who fear God, how blessed you are! how happily you walk on his smooth straight road!
CSB
1 How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways!

Psalms 128:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 128:1

Blessed [is] everyone that feareth the Lord
Be he who he will; of whatsoever nation, Jew or Gentile; of whatsoever sex, age, or condition, high or low, rich or poor, ( Acts 10:35 ) ; such an one is blessed now, and will be hereafter; (See Gill on Psalms 112:1);

that walketh in his ways:
which God has prescribed and directed his people to walk in, his ordinances and commands; which, to walk in, is both pleasant and profitable: it supposes life, requires strength and wisdom; and is expressive of progression, or going on and continuance in them: and where the true fear of God is, which includes every grace, and the whole of religious worship, there will be a conscientious regard to the ways of God: such avoid evil, and do good, because of the fear of God, ( Job 1:1 ) ( Nehemiah 5:15 ) .

Psalms 128:1 In-Context

1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
4 Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the LORD.
5 May the LORD bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 103:11; S Psalms 112:1
  • 2. Psalms 119:1-3