New International Version

Psalm 128

Psalm 128

A song of ascents.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 128

Psalm 128

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

Blessed are all those who have respect for the Lord.
    They live as he wants them to live.
Your work will give you what you need.
    Blessings and good things will come to you.
As a vine bears a lot of fruit,
    so may your wife have many children by you.
May they sit around your table
    like young olive trees.
Only a man who has respect for the Lord
    will be blessed like that.

May the Lord bless you from Zion.
    May you enjoy the good things that come to Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
    May you live to see your grandchildren.

May Israel enjoy peace.