A song to sing as we climb.
A happy family
1 If anyone respects the Lord
and they obey his commands,
God has blessed them!
2 You will eat the food that you have worked hard to grow.
You will have everything that you need.
You will be happy!
3 Your 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.
128:3Both word-pictures mean that you will have a happy family, with many children. An olive tree has many branches.
4 Yes, if anyone respects the Lord,
that is how God blesses them.
5 The Lord rules from Zion,
and I pray that he will bless you.
Then you will see that Jerusalem is a good place to live in
for as long as you live.
128:5Zion 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.
6 I pray that you will live to see your grandchildren.
May Israel have peace!