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Psalm 127 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Unless Yahweh builds a house, its builders labor at it in vain. Unless Yahweh guards a city, a guard watches 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] 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. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3 Look, children [are] the heritage of Yahweh; the fruit of the womb [is] a reward. 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in [the] hand of a warrior, so [are] the children of [one's] youth. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
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. 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.