Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 128

Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as 120. See App-67.

Blessed is = O the happinesses of. See the Beatitudes. App-63.

feareth = revereth.

Verse 2

labour. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for that which is produced by labour.

thine hands: i.e. thine own hands, in contrast with the opposite (Leviticus 26:16. Deuteronomy 28:30-33, Deuteronomy 28:39, Deuteronomy 28:40). See also Amos 5:11. Micah 6:15.

Verse 3

wife . . . fruitful. The reference is, as in Psalm 127 to the fact that Hezekiah was childless at this time and ionged for an heir. App-67.

children = sons.

Verse 4

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

man = a strong man (plural) Hebrew. geber. App-14.

blessed. Not the same word as in Psalms 128:1. That is happy (Beatitudo); this is blessed (Benedictio).

Verse 5

And thou shalt see: or, That thou mayest see.

Verse 6

thou shalt see. Hezekiah did see.

peace. Because this Psalm concludes a group.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 128". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.