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Psalms 128

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Psalm 128
A song to sing as we climb.
A happy family
1If anyone respects the Lord
and they obey his commands,
God has blessed them!
2You will eat the food that you have worked hard to grow.
You will have everything that you need.
You will be happy!
3Your wife will be like a vine that grows in your home,
and it gives many grapes.
Your sons will sit round your table,
like the branches of an olive tree that are round you. #128:3 Both word-pictures mean that you will have a happy family, with many children. An olive tree has many branches.
4Yes, if anyone respects the Lord,
that is how God blesses them.
5The Lord rules from Zion,
and I pray that he will bless you. #128:5 Zion is the hill in the middle of Jerusalem. Solomon built God's house, the temple, on Mount Zion. For many Christians, Zion is like a picture of heaven, where God lives.
Then you will see that Jerusalem is a good place to live in
for as long as you live.
6I pray that you will live to see your grandchildren.
May Israel have peace!