A Song of degrees for Solomon.1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. ▼
▼ for…: or, of Solomon, ▼
▼ that…: Heb. that are builders of it in it2 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. 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 5 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. ▼
▼ his…: Heb. filled his quiver with them, ▼
▼ speak…: or, subdue, or, destroy
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