The Psalms

Psalm 128

The various blessings which follow those who fear God, 1-6.

1 [A Song of Degrees.]

Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,/
who walks in his ways.

For you shall eat the labor of your hands./
You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine/
by the sides of your house,/
your children like olive plants/
around your table.

Behold, thus the man who fears the LORD/
shall be blessed.

The LORD shall bless you out of Zion,/
and you shall see the good of Jerusalem/
all the days of your life.

Indeed, you shall see your children's children/
and peace upon Israel.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 128[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

This Psalm is akin to the preceding, and, so to speak, a kind of appendage to it; for it declares that the divine blessing, to the diffusion of which among the whole human race Solomon testified, is to be seen most conspicuously in the ease of God's true and sincere servants.