Psalm 128:4
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New American Standard Bible
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.

King James Bible
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth Jehovah.

World English Bible
Behold, thus is the man blessed who fears Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, surely thus is the man blessed who is fearing Jehovah.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed ... - As if he had said, "Look upon this picture. See the farmer cultivating his fields; see him gathering in the grain; see him at his own table calmly, quietly, and gratefully enjoying the fruit of his toil. Look upon that picture of a happy family - numerous, cheerful, beloved - giving promise of upholding the name of the family in future years - and see all this as coming from the Lord - and you have an illustration of the blessedness which follows a religious life."

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What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 112:2
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.

Psalm 128:3
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table.

Psalm 128:5
The LORD bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

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