16 the Angel(A) who has delivered me from all harm(B)
    —may he bless(C) these boys.(D)
May they be called by my name
    and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,(E)
and may they increase greatly
    on the earth.”(F)

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Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The Lord be with you!(A)

“The Lord bless you!(B)” they answered.

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May those who pass by not say to them,
    “The blessing of the Lord be on you;
    we bless you(A) in the name of the Lord.”

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May the Lord bless you from Zion,(A)
    he who is the Maker of heaven(B) and earth.

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23 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity,[a](A) the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The Lord bless(B) you, you prosperous city,(C) you sacred mountain.’(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 31:23 Or I restore their fortunes