Psalm 128

Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the Lord

1 Blessed a is every one who fears the LORD,
Who walks in His ways.
2 b When you eat the 1 labor of your hands,
You shall be happy, and it shall be c well with you.

3 Your wife shall be d like a fruitful vine
In the very heart of your house,
Your e children f like olive plants
All around your table.
4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the LORD.

5 g The LORD bless you out of Zion,
And may you see the good of Jerusalem
All the days of your life.
6 Yes, may you h see your children's children.
i Peace be upon Israel!

  1. Cross References
    Job 5:4
    His sons are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
    Proverbs 27:11
    My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 119:1
    Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD!
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 3:10
    Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:40
    "You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time."
  5. Cross References
    Ezekiel 19:10
    Your mother was like a vine in your bloodline, Planted by the waters, Fruitful and full of branches Because of many waters.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 127:3 - 5
    Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 52:8
    But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
    Psalms 144:12
    That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 134:3
    The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 48:11
    And Israel said to Joseph, "I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!
    Genesis 50:23
    Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were also brought up on Joseph's knees.
    Job 42:16
    After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.
    Psalms 103:17
    But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children.
    Proverbs 17:6
    Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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