A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

A Prayer for Protection and Prosperity

1 Unless Yahweh builds a house, its builders labor at it in vain. Unless Yahweh guards a city, a guard watches in vain.

References for Psalms 127:1

    • a 127:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      2 [It is] in vain for you who rise early [and] sit late, eating the bread of anxious toil, [when] thus he provides for his beloved in [his] sleep.

      References for Psalms 127:2

        • b 127:2 - That is, Yahweh
        • c 127:2 - Hebrew "gives"
        • d 127:2 - Or "so he gives sleep to his beloved"
          3 Look, children [are] the heritage of Yahweh; the fruit of the womb [is] a reward.

          References for Psalms 127:3

              4 Like arrows in [the] hand of a warrior, so [are] the children of [one's] youth.

              References for Psalms 127:4

                • g 127:4 - Hebrew "sons"
                  5 Blessed [is] the man who fills his quiver with them. They shall not be put to shame when they speak with enemies at the gate.

                  References for Psalms 127:5

                    • h 127:5 - Or "whose quiver he [Yahweh] fills with them"