Psalms 127


The LORD Guards

An ode of the steps.

1Unless the  lord built the house, [4in 5vain 3tired 1the 2builders]. Unless the  lord guarded the city, [4in 5vain 3stayed awake 1the 2one guarding]. 2For [2vain 3for you 1it is] to rise up early; you arise after sitting down, O ones eating the bread of grief, whenever he should give [2to 3his beloved ones 1sleep]. 3Behold, the inheritance of the  lord, O sons, the wage of the fruit of the womb. 4As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so are the sons of the ones being shaken off. 5Blessed is the one who shall fill his desire with them; they shall not be disgraced whenever they should speak to his enemies at the gates.
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