Psalm 127

Psalm 127  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
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A Song of degrees for Solomon.
Except Jehovah build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except Jehovah keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of Jehovah: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
127:1 house built and city kept in vain without Jehovah; so 2 as to food, 3-5 so as to children,—their praise is from Jehovah.