128 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you shall eat of the [a]fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you. 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine [b]Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table. 4 Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord.
5 The Lord bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6 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, 2 “[e]Many times they have [f]persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 “The plowers plowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows.” 4 The Lordis righteous; He has cut in two the cords of the wicked.
5 May all who hate Zion Be put to shame and turned backward; 6 Let them be like grass upon the housetops, Which withers before it [g]grows up; 7 With which the reaper does not fill his [h]hand, Or the binder of sheaves his bosom; 8 Nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the Lord be upon you; We bless you in the name of the Lord.”
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