A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.
<<A Song of Ascents.>> How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
<<A song for the ascent to Jerusalem.>> How happy are those who fear the LORD––all who follow his ways!
All you who fear GOD, how blessed you are! how happily you walk on his smooth straight road!
<A Song of the going up.> Happy is the worshipper of the Lord, who is walking in his ways.
Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways.
<<A Song of Ascents.>> Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
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1 sn Psalm 128. The psalmist observes that the godly individual has genuine happiness because the Lord rewards such a person with prosperity and numerous children.
2 sn The precise significance of this title, which appears in Pss 120-134, is unclear. Perhaps worshipers recited these psalms when they ascended the road to Jerusalem to celebrate annual religious festivals. For a discussion of their background see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 219-21.
3 tn Heb “every fearer of the
4 tn Heb “the one who walks in his ways.”