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Psalm 128

A Song of [a]Ascents.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who fears, reveres, and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments.

For you shall eat [the fruit] of the labor of your hands; happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of your house; your children shall be like olive plants round about your table.

Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you out of Zion [His sanctuary], and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life;

Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!

Psalm 129

A Song of [b]Ascents.

Many a time and much have they afflicted me from my youth up—let Israel now say—

Many a time and much have they afflicted me from my youth up, yet they have not prevailed against me.

The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.

The Lord is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He has cut asunder the thick cords by which the wicked [enslaved us].

Let them all be put to shame and turned backward who hate Zion.

Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up,

With which the mower fills not his hand, nor the binder of sheaves his bosom—

While those who go by do not say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 128:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote.
  2. Psalm 129:1 See Psalm 120 title footnote.
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