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Psalms 128:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou shalt eat the labor of thy hands: Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well with thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou shalt eat the labor of thy hands: happy [shalt] thou be, and [it shall be] well with thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The labour of thine own hands, surely thou shalt eat. How happy thou, and well for thine!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The labour of thy hands thou surely eatest, Happy [art] thou, and good [is] to thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou shalt eat the labour of thine handes: happie [shalt] thou [bee], and it [shall be] well with thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well with thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou shalt eat 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the labour 3018
{3018} Prime
יְגִיעַ
y@giya`
{yeg-ee'-ah}
From H3021; toil; hence a work, produce, property (as the result of labor).
of thine hands: 3709
{3709} Prime
כַּף
kaph
{kaf}
From H3721; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm tree); figuratively power.
happy 835
{0835} Prime
אֶשֶׁר
'esher
{eh'-sher}
From H0833; happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!.
[shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
with thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 128:2

_ _ For thou shalt eat — that is, It is a blessing to live on the fruits of one’s own industry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 128:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 128:2

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

(b) The world esteems them happy who live in wealth and idleness but the Holy Spirit approves them best who live of the mean profit of their labours.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou shalt eat:

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Deuteronomy 28:4 Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Deuteronomy 28:11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deuteronomy 28:39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress [them], but shalt neither drink [of] the wine, nor gather [the grapes]; for the worms shall eat them.
Deuteronomy 28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
Judges 6:3-6 And [so] it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; ... And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
Ecclesiastes 5:18-19 Behold [that] which I have seen: [it is] good and comely [for one] to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it [is] his portion. ... Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this [is] the gift of God.
Isaiah 62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn [to be] meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
Isaiah 65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
Isaiah 65:21-23 And they shall build houses, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. ... They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they [are] the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.

and it shall:

Ecclesiastes 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his [days] be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
Isaiah 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Jeremiah 22:15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest [thyself] in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, [and] then [it was] well with him?
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Ephesians 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
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Gn 3:19. Dt 28:4, 11, 39, 51. Jg 6:3. Ec 5:18; 8:12. Is 3:10; 62:8; 65:13, 21. Jr 22:15. 1Co 15:58. Ep 6:3.

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