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Psalms 128



Verse 1

Psalm 128:1-6. The temporal blessings of true piety. The eighth chapter of Zechariah is a virtual commentary on this Psalm. Compare Psalm 128:3 with Zechariah 8:5; and Psalm 128:2 with Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:33; Zechariah 8:10; and Psalm 128:6 with Zechariah 8:4.

(Compare Psalm 1:1).

Verse 2

For thou shalt eat — that is, It is a blessing to live on the fruits of one‘s own industry.

Verse 3

by the sides — or, “within” (Psalm 48:2).

olive plants — are peculiarly luxuriant (Psalm 52:8).

Verse 5

In temporal blessings the pious do not forget the richer blessings of God‘s grace, which they shall ever enjoy.

Verse 6

Long life crowns all other temporal favors. As Psalm 125:5, this Psalm closes with a prayer for peace, with prosperity for God‘s people.


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These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Bibliography Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 128:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1871-8.

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