Psalm 127 ESV

Unless the Lord Builds the House

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD 1watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

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2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious 2toil; for he gives to his 3beloved 4sleep.

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3 Behold, 5children are a heritage from the LORD, 6the fruit of the womb a reward.

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4 Like arrows in the hand of 7a warrior are the childrena of one's youth.

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5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies 8in the gate.b

References for Psalms 127:5

    • ń 127:5 - Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate