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Psalm 128-129New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Blessedness of the Fear of the Lord.

A Song of Ascents.

128 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
When you shall eat of the [a]fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
[b]Within your house,
Your children like olive plants
Around your table.
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the Lord.

The Lord bless you from Zion,
And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
Indeed, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!

Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion’s Enemies.

A Song of Ascents.

129 [c]Many times they have [d]persecuted me from my youth up,”
Let Israel now say,
[e]Many times they have [f]persecuted me from my youth up;
Yet they have not prevailed against me.
“The plowers plowed upon my back;
They lengthened their furrows.”
The Lord is righteous;
He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.

May all who hate Zion
Be put to shame and turned backward;
Let them be like grass upon the housetops,
Which withers before it [g]grows up;
With which the reaper does not fill his [h]hand,
Or the binder of sheaves his bosom;
Nor do those who pass by say,
“The blessing of the Lord be upon you;
We bless you in the name of the Lord.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 128:2 Lit labor
  2. Psalm 128:3 Lit In the innermost parts of
  3. Psalm 129:1 Lit Much
  4. Psalm 129:1 Lit showed hostility toward
  5. Psalm 129:2 Lit Much
  6. Psalm 129:2 Lit showed hostility toward
  7. Psalm 129:6 Lit draws out
  8. Psalm 129:7 Lit palm
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