“May our sons
In their youth
Be like plants full grown!
May our daughters
Be like corner pillars,
Cut for the building of a palace!
May our barns be filled
With produce of every kind!
May our sheep increase by thousands,
By ten thousands in our fields!
May our cattle be heavy with young!
May there be no breach in the walls!
May there be no exile!
May there be no cry of distress in our streets!”
David, or this psalmist, asks and prays for future blessings. He wanted their sons to be like full grown plants. He wanted their daughters to be corner stones or pillars of a palace. He wanted their barns full of every kind of produce. He wanted their sheep to increase. He wanted his cattle to be heavy with young calves. He wanted no breach in the wall, no exile, and no distress in the streets. These future blessings would lead to an idyllic time with no problems.