The Blessedness of Him Who Fears the LORD
128 1 Blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh,
who walks in his ways. 2 For you will eat the labor of your hands.
You will be happy, and it will be well with you. 3 Your wife will be as a fruitful vine,
in the innermost parts of your house;
your children like olive plants,
around your table. 4 Behold, thus is the man blessed who fears Yahweh. 5 May Yahweh bless you out of Zion,
and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6 Yes, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel.
A Prayer for the Overthrow of Zion's Enemies
129 1 Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up.
Let Israel now say, 2 many times they have afflicted me from my youth up,
yet they have not prevailed against me. 3 The plowers plowed on my back.
They made their furrows long. 4 Yahweh is righteous.
He has cut apart the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them be disappointed and turned backward,
all those who hate Zion. 6 Let them be as the grass on the housetops,
which withers before it grows up; 7 with which the reaper doesn’t fill his hand,
nor he who binds sheaves, his bosom. 8 Neither do those who go by say,
“The blessing of Yahweh be on you.
We bless you in the name of Yahweh.”
Hope in the LORD's Redemption
130 1 Out of the depths I have cried to you, Yahweh. 2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my petitions. 3 If you, Yah, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you,
therefore you are feared.
5 I wait for Yahweh.
My soul waits.
I hope in his word. 6 My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning;
more than watchmen for the morning. 7 Israel, hope in Yahweh,
for with Yahweh there is loving kindness.
With him is abundant redemption. 8 He will redeem Israel from all their sins.