Ps 128:1-6. The temporal blessings of true piety.
The eighth chapter of Zecariah is a virtual commentary on this Psalm.
Compare Ps 128:3 with Zec 8:5; and Ps 128:2 with
Le 26:16; De 28:33; Zec 8:10;
and Ps 128:6 with Zec 8:4.
1. (Compare Ps 1:1).
2. For thou shalt eat—that is, It is a
blessing to live on the fruits of one's own industry.
3. by the sides—or, "within" (Ps 48:2).
olive plants—are peculiarly luxuriant
5. In temporal blessings the pious do not
forget the richer blessings of God's grace, which they shall ever
6. Long life crowns all other temporal favors.
125:5, this Psalm closes with
a prayer for peace, with prosperity for God's people.