Psalm 129:8
New International Version
May those who pass by not say to them, "The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you in the name of the LORD."

New Living Translation
And may those who pass by refuse to give them this blessing: “The LORD bless you; we bless you in the LORD’s name.”

English Standard Version
nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!”

Berean Study Bible
May none who pass by say to them, “The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.”

King James Bible
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

New King James Version
Neither let those who pass by them say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD!”

New American Standard Bible
Nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD.”

NASB 1995
Nor do those who pass by say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD."

NASB 1977
Nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD.”

Amplified Bible
Nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then none who pass by will say, “May the LORD’s blessing be on you. We bless you in the name of the LORD.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then none who pass by will say," May the LORD's blessing be on you." We bless you in the name of Yahweh.

American Standard Version
Neither do they that go by say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; We bless you in the name of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither do those who pass through say, "The blessing of LORD JEHOVAH be upon you; we bless you in The Name of LORD JEHOVAH." Ps

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither do they that go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
And don't let anyone who passes by say to them, "The LORD bless you! I give you my blessing in the name of the LORD."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that have passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.

Good News Translation
No one who passes by will say, "May the LORD bless you! We bless you in the name of the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who pass by will never say [to them], "May you be blessed by the LORD" or "We bless you in the name of the LORD."

International Standard Version
And may those who pass by never tell them, "May the LORD's blessing be upon you. We bless you in the name of the LORD."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither do they that go by say: 'The blessing of the LORD be upon you; We bless you in the name of the LORD.'

Literal Standard Version
And the passers by have not said, “The blessing of YHWH [is] on you, "" We blessed you in the Name of YHWH!”

NET Bible
Those who pass by will not say, "May you experience the LORD's blessing! We pronounce a blessing on you in the name of the LORD."

New Heart English Bible
Neither do those who go by say, "The blessing of the LORD be on you. We bless you in the name of the LORD."

World English Bible
Neither do those who go by say, "The blessing of Yahweh be on you. We bless you in the name of Yahweh." A Song of Ascents.

Young's Literal Translation
And the passers by have not said, 'The blessing of Jehovah is on you, We blessed you in the Name of Jehovah!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cords of the Wicked
7unable to fill the hands of the reaper, or the arms of the binder of sheaves. 8May none who pass by say to them, “The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.”

Cross References
Ruth 2:4
Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and said to the harvesters, "The LORD be with you." "The LORD bless you," they replied.

Psalm 118:26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.


Treasury of Scripture

Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be on you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

the blessing

Ruth 2:4
And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.









(8) This harvest scene is exactly like that painted in Ruth 2:4, and the last line should be printed as a return greeting from the reapers.

Verse 8. - Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord. Harvesters were thus greeted (Ruth 2:4), and still are to this day. "These expressions," says Dr. Thomson, "are most refreshingly Arabic. Nothing is more natural than for Arabs, when passing by a fruit-tree or cornfield loaded with a rich crop, to exclaim, Barak Allah! 'God bless you!'" ('The Land and the Book,' p. 682).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May none
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

who pass by
הָעֹבְרִ֗ים (hā·‘ō·ḇə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

say [to them],
אָֽמְר֨וּ ׀ (’ā·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“The blessing
בִּרְכַּֽת־ (bir·kaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1293: Benediction, prosperity

of the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

be on you.
אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

We bless
בֵּרַ֥כְנוּ (bê·raḵ·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

you
אֶ֝תְכֶ֗ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

in the name
בְּשֵׁ֣ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of the LORD.”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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