1 {A Song of degrees. Of Solomon.} Unless Jehovah build the house, in vain do its builders labour in it; unless Jehovah keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain:
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to lie down late, to eat the bread of sorrows: so to his beloved one he giveth sleep.
References for Psalms 127:2
    • a 127:2 - Or 'labours,' 'toils,' Prov. 5.10; 14.23.
      3 Lo, children are an inheritance from Jehovah, [and] the fruit of the womb a reward.
      4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
      5 Happy is the man that hath filled his quiver with them. They shall not be ashamed when they speak with enemies in the gate.