128:2 the labor of your hands. One result of the Fall was that Adam would have to work hard to get food on the table (Gen. 3:17–19). The Preacher of Ecclesiastes was driven to despair because some people labored while others, less deserving, enjoyed the benefits of their labor (Eccl. 5:8–6:12; Is. 65:22). The psalmist envisions the righteous prospering from their own labor, a just situation.