Bible: Psalm 127

Psalm 127 1 

127:1 A song of ascents, 2  by Solomon.

If the Lord does not build a house, 3 

then those who build it work in vain.

If the Lord does not guard a city, 4 

then the watchman stands guard in vain.

127:2 It is vain for you to rise early, come home late,

and work so hard for your food. 5 

Yes, 6  he can provide for those whom he loves even when they sleep. 7 

127:3 Yes, 8  sons 9  are a gift from the Lord,

the fruit of the womb is a reward.

127:4 Sons born during one’s youth

are like arrows in a warrior’s hand. 10 

127:5 How blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!

They will not be put to shame 11  when they confront 12  enemies at the city gate.

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