New American Standard Bible
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
King James Bible
His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
His seed shall be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
World English Bible
His seed will be mighty in the land. The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Young's Literal Translation
Mighty in the earth is his seed, The generation of the upright is blessed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His seed shall be mighty upon earth - His children; his posterity. That is, they shall be prospered; honored; distinguished among people: distinguished for their virtues, for their influence, for their success in life. This refers to what was regarded among the Hebrews as an object of great desire, and is in accordance with the promises everywhere found in their Scriptures. See Psalm 25:13, note; Psalm 37:25-26, notes. Compare Genesis 12:2; Genesis 17:6; Exodus 20:6. It is in accordance, also, with a general fact in the course of events. The best security for the virtue and success of children is the virtue and the piety of parents; the surest inheritance as pertaining to happiness, respectability, and usefulness in life, is that which is derived from the example, the prayers, the counsel of a pious father and mother.
The generation of the upright shall be blessed - The family; the children. Such promises are to be expected to be fulfilled in general; it is not required by any proper rules of interpreting language that this should be universally and always true.
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From listening to the teaching of Christ, we turn once more to follow His working. It will be remembered, that the visit to Bethany divides the period from the Feast of the Dedication to the last Paschal week into two parts. It also forms the prelude and preparation for the awful events of the End. For, it was on that occasion that the members of the Sanhedrin formally resolved on His Death. It now only remained to settle and carry out the plans for giving effect to their purpose. This is one aspect …
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The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.
"The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You."
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.
A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.
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