Psalm 129:8
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English Standard Version
nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!”

King James Bible
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

American Standard Version
Neither do they that go by say, The blessing of Jehovah be upon you; We bless you in the name of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that have passed by have not said: The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we have blessed you in the name of the Lord.

English Revised Version
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither do they who go by, say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Israel is gratefully to confess that, however much and sorely it was oppressed, it still has not succumbed. רבּת, together with רבּה, has occurred already in Psalm 65:10; Psalm 62:3, and it becomes usual in the post-exilic language, Psalm 120:6; Psalm 123:4, 2 Chronicles 30:18; Syriac rebath. The expression "from my youth" glances back to the time of the Egyptian bondage; for the time of the sojourn in Egypt was the time of Israel's youth (Hosea 2:17, Hosea 11:1, Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 23:3). The protasis Psalm 129:1 is repeated in an interlinked, chain-like conjunction in order to complete the thought; for Psalm 129:2 is the turning-point, where גּם, having reference to the whole negative clause, signifies "also" in the sense of "nevertheless," ὅμως (synon. בּכל־בּכל), as in Ezekiel 16:28; Ecclesiastes 6:7, cf. above, Psalm 119:24 : although they oppressed me much and sore, yet have they not overpowered me (the construction is like Numbers 13:30, and frequently).

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the blessing

Ruth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless you.

Cross References
Ruth 2:4
And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, "The LORD be with you!" And they answered, "The LORD bless you."

Psalm 118:26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.

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