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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 128

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Title. A Song of degrees. Same as 120. See App-67 .

Blessed is = O the happinesses of. See the Beatitudes. App-63 .

feareth = revereth.

Verse 2

labour. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for that which is produced by labour.

thine hands: i.e. thine own hands, in contrast with the opposite (Leviticus 26:16 . Deuteronomy 28:30-33 , Deuteronomy 28:39 , Deuteronomy 28:40 ). See also Amos 5:11 .Micah 6:15 .

Verse 3

wife . . . fruitful. The reference is, as in Psalms 127:0 to the fact that Hezekiah was childless at this time and ionged for an heir. App-67 .

children = sons.

Verse 4

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

man = a strong man (plural) Hebrew. geber. App-14 .

blessed. Not the same word as in Psalms 128:1 . That is happy ( Beatitudo ); this is blessed ( Benedictio ).

Verse 5

And thou shalt see: or, That thou mayest see.

Verse 6

thou shalt see. Hezekiah did see.

peace. Because this Psalm concludes a group.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 128". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-128.html. 1909-1922.
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