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1 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

5 The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 128

Thankfulness for former deliverances. (1-4) A believing
prospect of the Destruction of the enemies of Zion. (5-8)

1-4 The enemies of God's people have very barbarously
endeavoured to wear out the saints of the Most High. But the
Church has been always graciously delivered. Christ has built
his Church upon a Rock. And the Lord has many ways of disabling
wicked men from doing the mischief they design against his
Church. The Lord is righteous in not suffering Israel to be
ruined; he has promised to preserve a people to himself.

5-8 While God's people shall flourish as the loaded palm-tree,
or the green and fruitful Olive, their enemies shall wither as
the Grass upon the House-tops, which in eastern countries are
flat, and what grows there never ripens; So it is with the
designs of God's enemies. No Wise Man will pray the Lord to
Bless these mowers or reapers. And when we remember how Jesus
arose and reigns; how his people have been supported, like the
burning but unconsumed Bush, we shall not fear.

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