1Unless the LORD1builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD2guards the city, The watchmankeepsawake in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, To aretirelate, To 3eat the bread of bpainfullabors ; For He gives to His 4beloved5even in his sleep.
3Behold, 6children are a cgift of the LORD, The 7fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a 8warrior, So are the children of one's youth.
How 9blessed is the manwhosequiver is full of them; 10They will not be ashamedWhen they 11speak with their enemies12in the gate.