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Psalms 128:2

    Psalms 128:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou shalt eat the labor of thy hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You will have the fruit of the work of your hands: happy will you be, and all will be well for you.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou shalt eat the labor of thy hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

    World English Bible

    For you will eat the labor of your hands. You will be happy, and it will be well with you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 128:2

    Those shalt eat the labor of thine hands - Thou shalt not be exempted from labor. Thou shalt work: But God will bless and prosper that work, and thou and thy family shall eat of it. Ye shall all live on the produce of your own labor, and the hand of violence shall not be permitted to deprive you of it. Thus,

    Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee - Thou shalt have prosperity.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 128:2

    For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands - Thou shalt enjoy the avails of thy labor; thou shalt be secure in thy rights. See the notes at Isaiah 3:10. This is a general promise respecting the prosperity which religion affords. If all people were truly religious, this would be universal, so far as man is concerned. Property would be secure; and, except so far as abundant harvests might be prevented by the direct providence of God - by blight, and mildew, and storms, and drought - all people would enjoy undisturbed the avails of their labor. Slavery, whereby one man is compelled to labor for another, would come to an end; every one who is now a slave would "eat the labor of his own hands;" and property would no more be swept away by war, or become the prey of robbers and freebooters. Religion, if it prevailed universally, would produce universal security in our rights.

    Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee - literally, "Happy thou, and well with thee." That is, happiness and security would be the consequence of true religion.