Psalm 128:6
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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!

NET Bible
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!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children and peace upon Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, you shall see your children's children, and peace upon Israel.

American King James Version
Yes, you shall see your children's children, and peace on Israel.

American Standard Version
Yea, see thou thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And mayest thou see thy children's children, peace upon Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And see thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

English Revised Version
Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children. Peace be upon Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

World English Bible
Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel. A Song of Ascents.

Young's Literal Translation
And see the sons of thy sons! Peace on Israel!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew 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.

Pulpit Commentary

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
Context
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!
Cross References
Genesis 48:11
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too."

Genesis 50:23
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.

Job 42:16
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.

Psalm 103:17
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--

Psalm 125:5
But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.

Proverbs 17:6
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.

thou shalt see

Genesis 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation…

Job 42:16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, …

peace

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead …

Isaiah 66:12 For thus said the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a …

Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; …

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