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Psalm 127 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 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. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's 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. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.