Psalms 127

Unless the  Lord Builds the House

A Song of a  Ascents. Of Solomon.

1 Unless the  Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the  Lord b  watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
2It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious c  toil;
for he gives to his d  beloved e  sleep.
3 Behold, f  children are a heritage from the  Lord,
g  the fruit of the womb a reward.
4Like arrows in the hand of h  a warrior
are the children
Or sons
of one’s youth.
5Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies j  in the gate.
Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate

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