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Psalm 127 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Third Millennium Bible (TMB) New International Version (NIV)
1 <> Except the LORD build the house, they labor 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 a 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 the 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 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.