A song of ascents
“Happy is everyone who fears Yahweh!
Happy are those who walk in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands.
You shall be happy.
It shall go well with you.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
Within your house.
Your children will be like olive shoots
Around your table.
Thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears Yahweh.”
Psalm 128 is another in this series of pilgrimage songs or psalms on the ascent to Jerusalem. If you fear Yahweh, you will be happy. This is a universal saying about the importance of fearing God. Everyone who fears Yahweh and walks in his ways will be happy. They shall eat the fruits of their labors. It will go well with them. Their wives will be like fruitful vines in their house. Their children will be like olive shoots around their tables. Truly, the man who fears Yahweh will be blessed.