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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 128

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

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Psalms 128:0

Psalms 128:1 (A Song of degrees.) Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

Psalms 128:1 Word Study on “degrees” - Strong says the Hebrew word “ma’alah” ( מַעֲלָה ) (H4609) literally means, “elevations,” and in book of Psalms it means, “a climatic progression.” Strong says this word is derived from the Hebrew verb “‘alah” ( עָלָה ) (H5927), which means “to ascend.” This noun occurs 45 times in the Old Testament Scriptures and is often translated “steps,” as in 1 Kings 10:19. In 2 Kings 20:9-11 “ma’alah” ( מַעֲלָה ) is translated “degrees,” referring to the ten steps the shadow regressed on the king’s sundial.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 128". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-128.html. 2013.
 
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