Psalm 128:5
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New American Standard Bible
The LORD bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

King James Bible
The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will bless thee out of Zion; and mayest thou see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life,

World English Bible
May Yahweh bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth bless thee out of Zion, Look, then, on the good of Jerusalem, All the days of thy life,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion - Will not merely bless thee in the field and in the house, but will add blessings that seem to come more directly out of Zion, or that seem to be more directly connected with religion: shall bless thee with religious influences in thine own family; shall bless thee by permitting thee to see the growth of the church and the conversion of souls.

And thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem - The prosperity, the happiness of Jerusalem: that is, the good of the church; the advancement of pure religion. The Hebrew might be rendered, "And look thou upon the good of Jerusalem" - in the imperative; and, thus rendered, it would be a command to regard, in these circumstances, the welfare of Jerusalem, or the prosperity of the church; but the language will also admit of the other construction, and the connection seems to require it. Thus understood, it is a promise that he who is referred to would be permitted to enjoy a view of the continual prosperity of religion in the world.

All the days of thy life - To the very close of life. No higher blessing could be promised to a pious man than that he should see religion always prospering; that the last view which he would have of the world should be the rapid advances of religion; that he should die in a revival of religion.

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What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 20:2
May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion!

Psalm 128:4
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.

Psalm 134:3
May the LORD bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 135:21
Blessed be the LORD from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

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