Psalms 128:1-4

A song of ascents.

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.

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Psalms 128:1-4 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 128

\\<>\\. This psalm very probably was written by the same hand as the former, and seems to have some connection with it; as that shows that all things depend on the providence and goodness of God; and that all blessings, particularly children, are the gift of God; this points out the blessings, civil and religious, that belong to good men; and, among the rest, a numerous offspring. According to the Syriac version, ``it is said concerning Zerubbabel, prince of Judah; and the care of the building: and it intimates in it the calling of Gentiles.'' Manythings in it may be applied Christ and his church.

Psalms 128:1-4 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.
6 May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.

Cross References 9

  • 1. Psalms 103:11; S Psalms 112:1
  • 2. Psalms 119:1-3
  • 3. S Psalms 58:11; Psalms 109:11; Isaiah 3:10
  • 4. S Genesis 39:3; Proverbs 10:22; Ecclesiastes 8:12
  • 5. S Genesis 49:22; Ezekiel 19:10
  • 6. S Job 29:5
  • 7. Psalms 52:8; Psalms 144:12
  • 8. S Psalms 1:1
  • 9. Psalms 112:1
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