New International Version
May you live to see your children's children-- peace be on Israel.
New Living Translation
May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!
English Standard Version
May you see your children’s children! Peace be upon Israel!
New American Standard Bible
Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
King James Bible
Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
and will see your children's children! Peace be with Israel.
International Standard Version
And may you see your children's children! Peace be on Israel!
and that you might see your grandchildren. May Israel experience peace!
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall see your children's children and peace upon Israel!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
May you live to see your children's children. Let there be peace in Israel!
JPS Tanakh 1917
And see thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
New American Standard 1977
Indeed, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
128:1-6 The blessings of those who fear God. - Only those who are truly holy, are truly happy. In vain do we pretend to be of those that fear God, if we do not make conscience of keeping stedfastly to his ways. Blessed is every one that fears the Lord; whether he be high or low, rich or poor in the world. If thou fear him and walk in his ways, all shall be well with thee while thou livest, better when thou diest, best of all in eternity. By the blessing of God, the godly shall get an honest livelihood. Here is a double promise; they shall have something to do, for an idle life is a miserable, uncomfortable life, and shall have health and strength, and power of mind to do it. They shall not be forced to live upon the labours of other people. It is as much a mercy as a duty, with quietness to work and eat our own bread. They and theirs shall enjoy what they get. Such as fear the Lord and walk in his ways, are the only happy persons, whatever their station in life may be. They shall have abundant comfort in their family relations. And they shall have all the good things God has promised, and which they pray for. A good man can have little comfort in seeing his children's children, unless he sees peace upon Israel. Every true believer rejoices in the prosperity of the church. Hereafter we shall see greater things, with the everlasting peace and rest that remain for the Israel of God.
Verse 6. - Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children. This is mentioned as the crowning blessing granted to Job in his second period of happiness (Job 42:16). It is here promised to the faithful generally, And peace upon Israel. This is best taken as a detached clause, like the concluding clause of Psalm 125, and rendered, "Peace be upon Israel."
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Yea, thou shall see thy children's children,.... A numerous race of descendants from him, which are the crown and glory of old men, Proverbs 17:6; this is also true of Christ's spiritual children by his church in successive ages, Isaiah 59:21;
and peace upon Israel: all kind of prosperity, temporal and spiritual; peace, and abundance of it; as will be in the latter day, in the spiritual reign of Christ, Psalm 72:8. It may be considered as a wish or prayer, with which the psalm is concluded; let "peace be upon Israel" (a), as in Psalm 125:5; see Galatians 6:16.
(a) "pax sit super Israele", Cocceius; so Gejerus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
6. Long life crowns all other temporal favors. As Ps 125:5, this Psalm closes with a prayer for peace, with prosperity for God's people.
Psalm 128:6 Additional Commentaries
Blessed are All who Walk in His Ways
…5The LORD bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too."
and saw the third generation of Ephraim's children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph's knees.
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--
But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
Treasury of Scripture
Yes, you shall see your children's children, and peace on Israel.
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